The New RLBD

Premier lighting design firms, Randy Burkett Lighting Design and Envision Lighting Design, have merged to form Reed Burkett Lighting Design (RBLD). Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the new firm will provide clients across the United States with a larger, more versatile team of design professionals to manage the complete range of lighting design services for projects of all sizes. An impressive, combined portfolio equips the firm with strong niche expertise in cultural, outdoor environment, commercial, higher education, healthcare, hospitality, retail and institutional projects.

“The joining together of our practices is an exciting occasion. The opportunity to merge two like-minded firms, focused on the common goal of delivering high quality lighting design to a diverse collection of clients, is invigorating,” said Principal Randy Burkett. “Lisa and I share a vision for this unified firm, which will serve as a foundation of continued excellence for years to come.”

Both Lisa Reed and Randy Burkett will lead RBLD as Principals. Both Principals will continue to be actively involved with the design of client projects, supported by the entire Reed Burkett Lighting Design team. The firm is a ​​certified Women Business Enterprise with the State of Missouri, City of St. Louis and the State of Illinois. The firm also is certified with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). 

Reed Burkett Lighting Design’s lighting design consultancy services include lighting design and master planning, project budgeting, developing and programming lighting controls systems, custom fixture design, lighting calculations and computer-based modeling. Team members bring skills at the forefront of today’s technology and building requirements with diverse backgrounds and education in such areas as architectural engineering, architecture, interior design and theater. 

Environmentally responsible design is a cornerstone of the firm. The team includes LEED and WELL accredited professionals qualified to manage all aspects of lighting-related credits and their requirements. 

Established in 2011 by Lisa J. Reed, Envision Lighting Design has experienced steady growth fueled by repeat clients and successful project delivery for corporate, community/museum, restaurant/hospitality, higher education, healthcare, religious and financial services clients. Notable projects include the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Boeing Cortex, multiple projects at St. Louis Ballpark Village, national headquarters for Edelman in Chicago, and Drury Plaza Hotels in Downtown Nashville and Disney Springs. 

Randy Burkett Lighting Design was founded 34 years ago by Randy Burkett and has serviced a diverse clientele in more than 20 countries. The firm’s reputation was formed through the successful delivery of such keystone projects as the St. Louis Arch, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C., Chase Park Plaza, Utah State Capitol, Lumiere Place Casino and Illinois State Capitol Legislative Chambers.