Peter Basso's Acquires Architectural Lighting Design Firm Illuminart

Aug 17, 2016 4:17:48 PM

Troy, MI – August 17, 2016 - MEP consulting firm Peter Basso Associates (PBA) has acquired the nationally recognized lighting design firm Illuminart, in an agreement finalized last week. The agreement adds Illuminart’s extensive, award-winning lighting design experience to PBA, bolstering PBA's established lighting design expertise and expanding national and international reach.  

“Illuminart’s seasoned leadership has done a fantastic job of building a solid and successful operation that provides superior architectural lighting design services to a world-wide client base,” states Dan Englehart, PBA’s President. “PBA and Illuminart share a strong customer focus, and the combination of the companies’ strengths will help deliver a richer and more comprehensive design experience to building owners and architects. We look forward to bringing together the two companies to deliver the best of both MEP engineering and architectural lighting design.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with the well-established PBA team; because we believe the future of our approach to lighting design will be enhanced by combining our strengths, diverse projects, and depth of resources," states Bob White, IALD, LC, IESNA, leader of the Illuminart team. "We look forward to streamlining the lighting design process alongside accomplished engineers and continuing to develop our already-strong relationships with the individuals at PBA. Our clients can expect to be working with us in the same capacity they have for decades and we’re excited to share this new venture with them.” 

In addition to White, Illuminart members Brienne Willcock, HON. AIA, MIES, LC, and Elizabeth Williams join PBA’s certified lighting designer, Darko Banfic, LC, to provide lighting design services as Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates. Banfic joined PBA in 1996 and the firm began offering architectural lighting design services shortly thereafter. 

While Illuminart plans to provide lighting design services on many projects as a supplemental service to PBA's MEP engineering design, they also plan to continue to provide independent lighting design services. “If an architect or owner has already contracted with MEP engineers, we’re happy to have Illuminart work with that team to provide only lighting design on the project,” adds Englehart. 

About Illuminart:

Illuminart has been providing sustainable lighting design solutions since 1984, and is the recipient of more than 50 national and international lighting design awards for projects in the commercial office, retail, landscape and residential markets. More information about Illuminart is available at

About Peter Basso Associates:

Peter Basso Associates is a 100% employee-owned MEP engineering firm founded in 1990. A multi award-winning firm, Peter Basso Associates serves clients primarily in the education, healthcare/laboratory, and commercial/governmental market sectors. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the firm also has an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More information about Peter Basso associates is available at

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