Mazzetti Launches Dedicated, Sustainable Lighting Design Studio

Alliance with David Nelson & Associates advances Mazzetti’s expertise

DENVER--()--Mazzetti, Inc., a global engineering design and technology consulting firm, announces the launch of a dedicated, sustainable Lighting Design Studio. Brennan Schumacher, former Principal of David Nelson & Associates, LLC (DNA), will lead the Studio to deliver high-performing, environmentally responsible, beautiful, and affordable lighting solutions.

Schumacher is a specialist in lighting design, controls and energy efficiency, and has worked with clients to provide 3D modeling, lighting calculations, energy analysis, and more. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and has authored three books on green building and the LEED Rating System.

Mazzetti and Schumacher are philosophically aligned in their commitment to working with clients to envision better environments and deliver on that vision. Sustainability is at the root of this philosophy.

“Sustainable lighting goes beyond energy savings and cannot be accomplished without truly integrated design. When electrical and mechanical systems are optimized, we create higher-quality built environments that promote human health and preserve the natural world,” says Schumacher.

The Lighting Design Studio expands Mazzetti’s capacity to deliver advanced lighting solutions to clients without sacrificing design. Benefits for clients include:

  • Enhanced lighting design that is fully integrated with MEPT engineering.
  • Lighting design that improves occupant health and wellbeing.
  • Enhanced architectural collaboration, such as lighting surfaces and layered systems.
  • Lighting control integration for engineered electrical and building management systems.

“Lighting technology is developing rapidly,” says Ryan Stromquist, Associate Principal & Electrical Engineer in Mazzetti’s Denver office. “Our clients require greater expertise in design, products, and trends to meet the growing demands of performance, budget, and energy codes. The alliance with DNA brings Mazzetti to the forefront of lighting design.”

DNA has been recognized with five AIA COTE Top Ten Awards, and has completed 20 LEED Platinum and several Net Zero projects. Their portfolio includes residential, commercial, civic, and academic sector environments, such as the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and the first carbon-neutral research lab at the J Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA.

“Joining Mazzetti was an easy decision because they share the human-centric and sustainable design focus that has defined DNA,” says Dave Nelson, founder of DNA. Dave will bring existing DNA projects to completion, and will provide ongoing expert consulting for future Mazzetti lighting design projects.

About Mazzetti

Mazzetti is an employee-owned benefit corporation and global provider of MEP Engineering Design and Technology/IT Consulting, specializing in future-focused, sustainable solutions for Healthcare and Mission Critical environments. Founded in San Francisco in 1962, Mazzetti has grown to eleven offices and 220 full-time employees. (In August 2016, Mazzetti merged with GBA, the largest independent Healthcare Technology/IT Consulting firm in the country.)

Mazzetti makes the world a better place by creating better environments. Through foursight, a unique four-lens approach to design, we help clients build for the future and bring vision to life. Discover more about Mazzetti here: Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.

About David Nelson & Associates

David Nelson & Associates (DNA), founded by David Nelson in 2004, is a design firm that specializes in sustainable design for architectural and exhibit lighting projects. Through integrated design, analysis and modeling, DNA works with design team members and specialists to develop environmentally responsible lighting solutions that are beautiful, affordable and save on energy and maintenance.

DNA has produced a myriad of award-winning projects, achieving five AIA COTE Top Ten Awards, 20 LEED Platinum projects and several Net Zero projects. This portfolio includes the Exploratorium (science museum) in San Francisco, the first carbon neutral research lab for the J Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA, a new children’s museum in San Antonio, and a multi-building campus project for the Naples Botanic Garden in Naples, FL.


Mazzetti, Inc.
Jessica Hamann, 425-712-2171


Mazzetti, Inc.
Jessica Hamann, 425-712-2171