We are high performance design experts - designers, engineers, and strategists who excel at creating built environments that use less natural resources, support human health and reduce operating expenses.  



Can a hospital w can a hospital be designed..?a hospital that 

Lucile Packard Children's designed 90% less 


how can a large institution navigate to achieving carnon neutrality?

an interactive carbon dashboardto help a campus achieve carbon neutralit


lightstep informs the design of buildings, develops pragmatic sustainability strategies and loves to take on most things in between. lightstep was founded with a simple goal to help as many owners, design firms and projects achieve optimum performance within budget, every time. 


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August 2018: lightstep co-founder and Principal Arash Guity named Building Professional of the Year by Healthcare Design Magazine, HCD10

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The editors of Healthcare Design have selected this year’s winners of The HCD 10, an annual awards program that honors professionals across 10 categories of nominees and shines a spotlight on the broad spectrum of stars in our industry.


July 2018 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing seven projects with its Healthcare Design Awards for cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable. 

3 projects “Category B Built” represents a project with a construction cost that was more than $25 million:


Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth recognized for superior healthcare design