studio three twenty one is a professional lighting design services firm focused on the integration of lighting within the built environment. the firm was founded in 2001 by partners that established the san francisco office of francis krahe & associates in 1993 and collaborated together for over two decades. keith kosiba is the founding principal and design director. meaghan shinnefield is a principal and the managing director. together they are responsible for the management and creative direction of the firm. they supervise the development of each project from concept through construction.
the firm has an international reputation for creating engaging environments and memorable experiences for globally recognized brands and destinations including: banana republic, bare escentuals, boeing, delta air lines, dfs group limited, ebel paris, facebook, fairmont resorts, four seasons, gap, la boulange, lvmc, macy’s, miami science museum, ritz carlton, robert mondavi, restoration hardware, sephora, shinsegae, sketchers, smith & hawken, starbucks, union square, victoria’s secret, virgin america, and westin resorts. the design studio maintains strong growth with more than 90 percent of new work consistently established through referrals and repeat clients.
having worked in larger consulting practices with too many layers between designer and client, studio three twenty one was established to provide a unique and principal-focused approach to architectural lighting design. the firm’s formula for success is to establish open communication with our clients and to consistently foster a collaborative approach with the entire design team.
the firm was founded on a passion for lighting design as the integration of art and science, with the belief that light transforms architecture and the experience of space. creative design and problem solving is at the core of the firm’s process; with the underlying principle that meaningful, well conceived design is the end product of successful partnership and collaboration. the end result is imaginative lighting design solutions supported by a solid technical foundation.