Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI)
40 Worth Street, Suite 602,
Téléphone +1 212 206 8660
Fax +1 212 206 8661
Concepteurs de lumière
Enrique Peiniger, Dipl. -Ing., M. A., IESNA, PLDA
Enrique Peiniger is a founder and principal of Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. Trained in architectural engineering, Mr. Peiniger sees his work in lighting as a technical extension of the architectural language. Over the years, he has cultivated an in-depth knowledge of luminaire manufacturing and technology, giving him a high degree of precision in designing lighting that conforms to narrow technical requirements. His attunement to issues of construction sequencing and lighting maintenance enables him to embed an engineering logic into his designs, whether by rationalizing layouts or minimizing the types of lamps used on a building. When the right fixtures for a project do not exist, he often convinces lighting manufacturers to create them by adopting improved fabrication processes and detailing.
Highly active in professional organizations, Mr. Peiniger is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Professional Lighting Designers' Association, American Institute of Architects, American Association of Museums and the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Peiniger is currently Treasurer for the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association, initiating financial plans that support the development goals of the organization. Through his recognized abilities in professional circles, Mr. Peiniger was appointed as a lighting expert by UNESCO to contribute to the master planning of the Kuwait National Museum.
Mr. Peiniger has led lighting design workshops and lectured widely at professional lighting congresses and design schools around the globe. He has taught courses at the Technical University of Berlin and the Parsons School of Design in New York, where he and Ms. Sundin were recently appointed distinguished faculty members.
Jean Sundin, IESNA, IALD, PLDA
Jean Sundin is a founder and principal of Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. Ms. Sundin’s detailed knowledge and expertise in the field of lighting has been developed over more than 20 years of work in the field. Originally trained in interior design, Ms. Sundin has a comprehensive understanding of how lighting can transform spaces, and the experience to make these effects a reality. Ms. Sundin’s creativity is paired with strong abilities to communicate and develop ideas in dialogue with client groups, tailored to each project’s cultural context and design language. Ensuring a smooth transition from design concept to reality, Ms. Sundin pioneered OVI’s cost-tracking procedure, which fends against inflated costs and protects the project’s design integrity.
Ms. Sundin is the Director for Education for the Professional Lighting Designers' Association (PLDA), and is the chairperson for the PLDA’s ‘Architectural Lighting Fundamentals’ committee, an initiative to establish benchmarks of knowledge for lighting education internationally. A professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, Ms. Sundin co-authored the organization’s ‘Guidelines for Specification Integrity,’ used by lighting designers worldwide. She is a professional member, and former board member, of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and is on the steering committee of the Lighting Industry Resource Council. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Ms. Sundin recently served as a panelist on an expert forum on energy efficient lighting.
Ms. Sundin has lectured worldwide on her firm’s work, as well as on specification integrity and cost-tracking methods for lighting design. She has led lighting design workshops and lectured widely at professional lighting congresses and design schools around the globe. Ms. Sundin taught lighting courses for the Illuminating Engineering Society and was appointed a distinguished faculty member at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her articles on lighting design have appeared in publications including Professional Lighting Design Magazine, A/L Magazine, and Buildings Magazine.
Office for Visual Interaction
Founded in 1997 by Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger, Office for Visual Interaction, Inc. (OVI) is a New York City-based firm specialized in lighting design for architecture. Experienced in all phases and scales of lighting, OVI has provided custom solutions for award-winning projects spanning the globe.
OVI approaches lighting as an integral part of architectural design. The office works in constant dialogue with design teams, tailoring lighting to complement each project’s unique architectural language. OVI has been successfully involved in projects of all styles and scales: from illuminating Renzo Piano’s New York Times skyscraper and Zaha Hadid’s Austrian ski jump, to creating an LED streetlight for New York City, to crafting the lighting design and lighting masterplan for the Scottish Parliament complex.
Research and development are an integral part of OVI’s work. The office has a solid basis of specialized engineering knowledge and stays current with advances in lighting technology. This expertise allows OVI to select the highest performance light sources and instruments for each project, drawing from a vast range of state-of-the-art solutions. When appropriate, OVI collaborates with industry to develop custom fixtures, incorporating specialized finishes, innovative manufacturing techniques, and emerging light sources.
To ensure the long-term durability of lighting, OVI plans for its successful execution, performance, and maintenance. A clear understanding of construction sequencing and trade package coordination informs the design of integrated, installation-friendly solutions. OVI tests its work through detailed lighting calculations, 3D models, and scale prototypes. The office’s pioneering cost-tracking system establishes lighting hardware costs and defends against contractor substitutions – protecting client budgets and design integrity.
OVI takes a multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability. Principals Jean Sundin and Enrique Peiniger recognize and promote conceptual architectural opportunities to incorporate daylight. They specify low-energy light sources that do not compromise aesthetics, and design-engineer layouts to maximize efficiency. OVI’s solutions use quality materials and prioritize ease of maintenance, ensuring they will endure over time.
Prix et récompenses
IALD International Lighting Design Award of Merit:The New York Times Building, New York, NY;
Architect Magazine Technology R+D Award: New York City LED Streetlight;
IES Lumen Award for lighting design and innovation: United States Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA;
GE Edison Award (Grand Prize): United States Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA;
GE Award of Merit: US Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA;
IIDA International Illumination Design Award, International Award of Distinction: United States Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA;
AIA New York Chapter Project Merit Award: City Lights, New York, NY;
City Lights Competition, Winning Entry: New York City LED Streetlight;
Art Commission Awards for Excellence in Design: New York City Streetlight, New York, NY;
PLDA Eastside Lighting Festival, Birmingham, UK: Finalist, Special Projects category;
Architectural Lighting Magazine Award: Morimoto bottle wall feature, New York, NY.