Dave Anderson

28 January 2014 — Wood & Grieve Engineers have hired specialist lighting designer Dave Anderson to head up their newly established specialist lighting discipline.

WGE said the introduction of a specialist lighting discipline was in direct response to client demand and an increase in expert technology being used in the lighting sector.

“Rising energy prices and increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprints has made lighting a huge cost factor for our clients,” Melbourne office manager Grant Holman said. “The danger with some savings is that the lit effect will suffer. Dave’s skills enable him to enhance a space while still saving power, giving our clients outcomes they didn’t even know were possible.”

Mr Anderson joins WGE’s Melbourne office with over 12 years’ experience in the lighting community.  He is the current president of the Illuminating Engineering Society for the Victoria and Tasmania chapter, and has worked on high profile projects such as the Sydney Opera House, Westfield Stratford City (East London), the Australian Synchrotron Visitors Centre and Highpoint Shopping Center (Melbourne).

“I’m very excited to join WGE to establish a specialist lighting discipline,” Mr Anderson said. “The opportunity arose due to client demand and I think it’s an indicator that the architectural lighting design community continues to mature and is no longer seen as ‘luxury service’, but an essential component of good design.”