Lighting Design for Architecture & Live Events

NED laighting of Choctaw Casino Resort
NED was charged with all interior lighting and audio/visual design including the installation supervision and commissioning of those components for the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK. (read more)

A lighting designer wears many hats. He or she is part artist, craftsperson, visionary, collaborator, technologist, communicator, economist, businessperson and sometimes psychologist all rolled into one. The designer must not only determine the creative challenges of a project but also determine and understand their limitations with respect to cost, venue and schedule.

They must not only know which instrument to use but where that lighting source should come from, how it is rigged, focused, colored, and cued. Like a good script, lighting designers support the story in order to bring a successful reality to the client’s vision. No two projects are the same and each requires a different approach, attitude and mind-set.

With over 30 years of experience, NED intuitively knows how to approach each project. We pride ourselves in knowing the needs of our clients and weighing creativity with the sensitivities of schedule, budget and location.



  • Lighting plots, elevations and sections using architectural (CAD) or scenic design base drawings
  • 3D lighting analysis when required
  • Photometric analysis when required
  • Budgeting estimates
  • Lighting and Control Systems Specifications
  • Equipment lists
Specifically for Permanent Installations:
  • Lighting and Media Integration
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Schematic and Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Commissioning, Final Focus & Programming
  • Custom Fixture Design
  • Interior Lighting for:
    • Public Spaces
    • Convention Centers
    • Sports & Assembly
    • Churches
    • Retail
    • Colleges and Universities
    • Meeting Rooms with state of the art technology
  • Exterior Facade Lighting
  • Fountain Lighting
  • Projection Systems
  • Museum Lighting-with expertise in archival preservation of materials
  • Temporary Exhibit lighting for special events
  • Expos and World Fair Lighting
  • Club, Entertainment spaces, and Attraction Lighting
  • Live Theatrical Events
  • Corporate Shows and Events
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Conventions and Exhibits
  • Musical Variety
  • Special Events from Studios to Stadiums
  • Political Events
  • Award Shows
  • SitComs, Soap Operas, General Studio Productions
  • News Studios
  • News Events


Intrepid Museum
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
NED designed the lighting of all exhibits which entailed specifying new hanging positions, low heat-fixtures for delicate artifacts, and a control system with maximum flexibility and ease of use. (read more)

Presidential Debate 2008
Presidential Debate, 2008-University of Mississippi
Jim Tetlow was tappepd for the third time in a row to light the Presidential & Vice Presidential Debates. There were four different locations, three different staging formats and for the first time, the debates were broadcast in high-definition. (read more)
Hewlett-Packard Exhibit, Hong Kong
Hewlett-Packard Exhibit, Hong Kong
Though resenbling a permanaent architectural installation, this was the temporary exhibit for Hewlett-Packard at the 2006 ITU Telecom World.



Madagascar Live!
Madagascar Live!
Nautilus provided the lighting design and media programming for the live musical show Madagascar Live!. Created and produced by Hasbas Entertainment, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, this show was installed in the Everland Resort theme park in South Korea. (read more)