Lighting design is a specialty that requires vision, sensitivity, flexibility, and technical expertise. It is both an art and a science. Expertise in both enables a designer to seamlessly incorporate lighting into a project.
Lighting Design Innovations (LDI) was established to provide lighting design expertise to Owners, Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers, and to those responsible for maintaining the environment affected by electric light sources.
Our mission is to incorporate lighting into architecture, in a way that both humanizes and complements the space and environment. LDI believes that understanding the owner’s needs and vision, and our dedication to a team approach, will lead to a successful project.
Lighting Design Innovations was founded by the partnership of Paul and Kimberly Mercier. Since 2000 LDI has participated in and completed numerous interior, exterior, and artistic lighting projects across the United States and Canada. Our US-based headquarters opened in 2008 and serves as design studio, demonstration space, and lighting education facility.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability compels our project approach to minimize the impact of lighting energy consumption. LDI accomplishes this objective by promoting appropriate lighting technologies and application solutions to create high quality and functional spaces and environments for life and living.
Selected Staff Biographies
Paul D. Mercier MS, LC, IALD
Kim Mercier PE, P.Eng., LEED AP
Awards and Affiliations
Lighting Design Awards (selected)
District of North Van Public Art Award Lynne Valley
GE Edison Award of Merit Chateau Lake Louise Formal Gardens – Banff, Alberta
Royal Astronomical Society Award Valentine Volvo Exterior Lighting
IESNA International Illumination Design Awards
Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge – Lethbridge, Alberta
South Fish Creek Library – Calgary, Alberta
South Fish Creek Education and Recreation Center – Calgary, Alberta
Shaw Tower – Vancouver, British Columbia
Heritage Gateway Train – Calgary, Alberta
Catch Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Canadian Pacific Railways Intermodal Facility Site Lighting – Calgary, Alberta
Corus Entertainment SHAW – Calgary, Alberta
Sunridge Sportchek – Calgary, Alberta
TransAlta On Call – Calgary, Alberta
Prospect Point Observation Tower – Niagara Falls, New York
Castiglione Residence – Okotoks, Alberta
First Alliance Church – Calgary, Alberta
Chateau Lake Louise Formal Gardens – Banff, Alberta
The Grand Hall, Levesque Beaubien Geofrion – Montreal, Quebec
Historic Prest-Watson Residence – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Richardson Lodge – Canmore, Alberta
Reader Rock Garden – Calgary, Alberta
SUNY at Buffalo Alumni Arena (Interior Lighting) – Buffalo, New York
SUNY at Buffalo Alumni Arena (Controls) – Buffalo, New York
LDI believes strongly in the role of education and has consistently taken a leadership position in various industry associations and organizations.