Nich Smith Lighting Design is a small and constantly evolving independent lighting practice. Our award winning projects require creative insight, excellent technical skills and high levels of collaboration. We work with a variety of clients on a range of projects over many disciplines from theatre, opera, dance and visual arts to architecture, landscape and exhibition lighting. Design Director Nich Smith was awarded the Lighting Design Awards 2008 Best Public Building prize for his interactive lighting for the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Sample projects include
- decorative exterior lighting for the University of Edinburgh Old College, Edinburgh (2016)
- interpretive lighting for the house and historic collections at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, (2016).
- interpretive and exhibition lighting for King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, England, with lighting for the historic grave site (Lonely Planet’s “Hottest new visitor attraction 2015”)
- Outdoor interpretive lighting for the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum at Alloway Auld Kirk, Scotland (awarded a Scottish Design Award 2013, finalist for Lighting Design Awards 2014)
- lighting for a BBC Radio 4 radio play broadcast from the turbine hall of Ben Cruachan Power Station in the middle of a granite mountain (yes really, a radio play inside a mountain).
- Projects with Cryptic including “Hui” (Taiwan, 2015), “These Delicate Things” (2014), “Orlando” (UK & USA 2010), “Optical Identity” (Singapore 2007)
- Projects with David Leddy/Fire Exit including International Waters (2016), Long Live the Little Knife (2013), Sub Rosa (2009)