Nashville, TN

615.596.3001

DHS Lighting Design

about us

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 Danny Streit, Design Principal


 Danny Streit is a lighting designer in Nashville, TN. With 25 years’ experience and a diversified background in architectural lighting and control system design, he has a history of providing innovative lighting solutions for any design application. Danny is Design Principal at DHS Lighting Design, an associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Lighting Certified through the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, member AIA and USGBC, and member and past president of the illuminating Engineering Society (IES). DHS Lighting has a proven track record working with Nashville area architectural firms and developers.


"Being a student of lighting and having traveled to places far and near, I've seen it all—great lighting, it-will-do lighting, and lighting that's downright funny when funny wasn't the intent. Listening to architects, designers, engineers, and owners tell their stories and share their frustrations over the past 20 years has led me to this place. The person who's thinking, "There's got to be a better way"—that's the person I like to work with, because there truly is a better way. 


I'm committed to good lighting design, to our communities and their resources, and to our beautiful dark skies. I'm a design enthusiast, lighting geek, lighting controls specialist, advocate, and can easily be talked into a game of golf.


And if you see someone in a restaurant that's looking at the lighting instead of the food, that's me. Come introduce yourself."


Danny Streit, Design Principal
LC, Associate IALD, Member AIA, IES, USGBC
​615.596.3001
danny.streit@dhslightingdesign.com
P.O. Box 23983
Nashville, TN 37202-3983

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 Melinda Streit, Managing Principal


As Managing Principal of DHS Lighting Design, Melinda has over 20 years’ experience in business ownership and operation. As previous owner and executive recruiter in the information technology industry, she helped companies develop their teams and assisted IT professionals in career development. Being involved in a variety of industries including financial/banking, hotel, healthcare, research, manufacturing, real estate, insurance, food and beverage, not-for-profit and others, she has been invited to participate in several national roundtable conferences and was a key player in a national mastermind business group. Sensing that a career change was needed, she became involved in the lighting industry, and consequently became a managing principal in a lighting design firm. Her experiences have allowed her to combine her love of business, people and lighting. 


"My path to marketing and operations has been a route involving some very interesting industries, companies and people. This winding course landed me in the middle of the lighting industry, and consequently, as partner in a lighting design firm.


One might think me at odds as one part analytical and one part creative, but it feeds my desire to be in the middle of all the moving parts involved in running a business which includes daily operations, planning, project proposals and contracts, accounting, design recommendations and marketing. Having been involved in so many different industries has given me an appreciation in watching businesses, small and large, grow. The best part of what I do? Hands down it's meeting and working with the very talented and knowledgeable people in the design business.


I am admittedly a compulsive list-maker and planner, but some of my favorite experiences have been unplanned. Maybe that's what makes my role so intriguing—there are so many parts to it that I'm frequently taking the unplanned path and loving it."


Melinda Streit, Managing Principal
melinda.streit@dhslightingdesign.com
P.O. Box 23983
Nashville, TN 37202-3983