Robert Tant is an
architectural lighting designer, who has contributed to lighting design
for thirty years. RTLD Projects are very diverse including large
private residences to noteworthy Las Vegas casino mega resorts with
construction cost in excess of a billion dollars. Beginning at R.W.S.
Associates, Los Angeles
in 1985 working as a lighting design apprentice with the talented and
respected illuminating engineer Ralph Swarens, Robert worked on a
diverse assortment of architectural lighting projects during this time.
Those projects included prestigious hotels, corporate headquarters,
office buildings, churches, residences, medical facilities,
restaurants, signage, an ocean cruise ship, memorials, special events,
custom retro-fit fixture design, retail stores, landscape lighting,
atrium spaces, airport interiors, a historical Biltmore hotel
renovation, water features, banks, library, broadcasting studios,
building facades, schools, artwork, and sculptures. A real mix! During
this time he also provided innovative designs contributing to the
development of a new emerging lighting fixture manufacturing company,
"Engineered Lighting Products". Robert Tant contributed to the original
patents attained by ELP, providing research, design and development
which is known today as a unique line of interior and exterior lighting
fixtures as well as their very popular "hole in the ceiling" series of
which Robert Tant is the inventor. Robert also holds a patent to a very
elegant lighting devise shown in the photo top left. A concealed source
wall recessed indirect luminaries.
Robert Tant attended
Parsonís School of
in New York City and the Art Center College of Design in
studying environmental design on both coasts of the United States in the
late 70s to early 80s. With a very diverse design and art background,
RTLD offers a dynamic, individualistic insight into architectural
projects. With experience in environmental design, graphics and product
development as well as architectural rendering, sculpture, fine art and
assorted hands-on construction and craftsman experiences, Robert Tant
specializes in the creation of exceptional environments! The creative
visions embodied by RTLD's work brings an understanding of light into
architecture with an emphasis on aesthetics.
Robert Tant is a past
two term President of the
Lighting Forum, Los Angeles and a past member of the IALD. A current
member of the dark sky coalition in Flagstaff, AZ.
Read on to a past article
written by the Canadian
lighting magazine "Professional Lighting."