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Innovative Nightscapes, the Outdoor Lighting Design Experts

Innovative Nightscapes is a national award-winning creative architectural and landscape, outdoor lighting design/build firm based in Portland, Oregon. Founded by Paul Welty in 2007, they have been designing and installing custom outdoor lighting scenes for residential, commercial and public spaces throughout the country ever since.

Paul Welty, owner of Innovative Nightscapes

Paul Welty, Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer. Member AOLP.

A native of Portland, Oregon, owner, Paul Welty, is an accomplished outdoor lighting designer with a passion for using the interplay of light, shadows and darkness to elicit the best presentation possible in whatever he is lighting. Whether it’s a treasured piece of art in your garden, a pond, new deck or highlighting a building’s architecture, Welty brings an artistic and trained eye to every project.

Welty earned his Professional Lighting Design Certification through the Landscape Lighting Institute in Troy, NY and has since returned to serve as a mentor and teacher. Following that, he went through an intensive 4-year training program to earn a COLD (Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer) certification through the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP), along with a CLVLT (Certified Low Voltage Lighting Technician) certificate.

In 2012, Welty received AOLP’S prestigious Award of Merit for Best Commercial Outdoor Lighting for his work on Joe’s Burgers & Bar on Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Portland.

What sets Innovative Nightscapes Apart?

Welty’s extensive professional training specific to outdoor lighting design along with a personal passion for the interplay of light and shadows is where the difference starts. House columns closeupHe understands how the human eye views and reacts to light which gives him the ability to create nighttime scenes that will gently and gracefully draw the viewer’s eye through the scene, from the beginning to end, and in many cases – into the next scene.

We take into consideration how these scenes will be viewed from the inside as well as outside. With an outdoor lighting design by Innovative Nightscapes, no longer will you be subjected to seeing just a dark window or more likely a reflection of what’s inside. Your eyes will now be drawn beyond the reflection of the glass and out into your outdoor space, creating new perspectives you might not have considered before.

Find out how Innovative Nightscapes can turn your outdoor spaces into stunning, livable places that you can use after the sun sets.

Photos on the site are by Manifest Photography.

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