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Fisher Marantz Stone (FMS) provides an understanding and sensitive approach to light as an integral architectural material which supports the idea of a space and the human activities within it. We use light to narrate the client´s story enhancing the communication of design through environmentally and economically conscious solutions. Since 1971, Fisher Marantz Stone has created effective and innovative lighting solutions for over 3,600 challenging projects around the world.

A successful lighting design begins with an idea. Our early involvement in fundamental decisions is essential to push the design beyond the conventional and familiar to achieve a unique and inspired vision. The process begins by talking with the client and the architect to understand project needs and goals. A dialog follows to learn how the architect will approach the program and develop it into a realized image. We have applied this approach to notable projects around the world including: Burj Khalifa, Dubai; Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai; Taishin Bank Tower, Taipei; MIT - Simmons Hall, Cambridge; Seattle City Hall, Seattle; the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; Chanel New Bond Street, London; Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, New York, and Milan; Citygarden, St. Louis; the J. Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles; George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas; Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, 1 Times Square Tower, World Trade Center Towers 2, 3 and 4, Transportation Hub, TKTS Ticket Booth, the National 9/11 Memorial and Memorial Museum, 9/11 Tribute in Light, and the American Museum of Natural History´s Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York; the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

Sustainability is an important parameter in our design process. We seek to create a lighting system for each project that will realize all practical benefits of sustainable design through careful coordination and collaboration with the client and architectural team. We have taken an active role in research and development of lighting systems that consume less energy, and have minimum impact on the environment. All of our principals are LEED accredited professionals.