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A simple Box Lantern is all you need

For a variety of custom lanterns box lights ADG presentation down load here.

Many clients like to select a fixture and say – this is what I want. But the most distinctive elements on a project  are usually designed with effort and thought. The Team at ADG Lighting designs lighting fixtures to work with the architectural space.

Greyhawk 002 ADG Lighting

Custom Light fixtures by ADG Eco Lighting’s CEO Gerald Olesker
for Mammoth Mountain Ski Estate

A simple box light says it all. The elements used to make each box’s simple shape is crucial. A lantern can be made from angle iron. Brass lanterns can be made from sheet or angle stock. there are different scales to each lantern.  Zinc lanterns are typically made from steel sheet that’s galvanized and dipped and then Zinc coated.tavi box lights ADG_01

Light fixtures are personal and can be made to order. A quick modified sketch will enhance and create any fixture from Architectural Detail Group. Client’s can expect full scale shop drawings for homes, hotels and commercial lightning projects.

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a simple cube by ADG Lighting hangs over doorway
size and shape can be customized



For more information about ordering lighting from ADG Lighting call 818-597-9494 or email .

ADG ships internationally and complies with UL 1598. Fixtures are ETL USA and ETL Canada, Request ADG’s ETL sheet. Fixtures made with New Providence label are made in the USA. For Title 24 compliance please request photo-metrics. Lanterns and all light fixtures can be submitted to ADG Lighting for Photo-metric testing.

Award winning project Great light fixtures too.

Congratulations to our friends at KAA. They are a great client adn you should know that they are always award winning. Below is a project we completed some time ago with them.

Latitude 33, a luxurious collection of beach-side homes ranging from townhouses, penthouses, and single floor units, was partially designed from a forty year-old, nine-storey “eye sore for the neighborhood” that was once an office building. The mixed use development, designed by KAA Design Group, includes residential and commercial spaces in Marina del Rey in Southern . The strategic decisions involved with designing these apartments from an early 197os office building earned Latitude 33 two Gold Nugget Merit Awards, one of which was for Best .


Johannes Van Tilburg, FAIA, Principal Designer, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh (VTBS): “The property site for Latitude 33 was an obsolete multi-level outdoor shopping center with a mid-rise office building, said Van Tilburg. “We were asked to redesign and reposition this property as a for-sale residential infill project. The original tower was converted from commercial office space to loft condominiums and penthouses. The tower’s look was completely altered by adding new structural frames to the exterior of the building providing an entirely new exterior skin. Abutting the tower site, we also designed townhouse-style lofts and additional parking. Conceived upon the balance of the site was a small-lot single-family development with three-story, two-car garage units fronting the Grand Canal of Venice.

A View to Envy List Price: $57,500,000

Listed in the Los Angeles Times back cover is one of 2 projects originally designed with Light fixtures penned by Gerald Olesker. Set on nearly 20 acres overlooking the city, this stunning Mediterranean Villa in Benedict Canyon captures the warmth & beauty of Southern California living.

Architecture by KAA, Custom Lanterns designed by Gerald Olesker for Michael Berman LTD, custom Home Private Residence, Light fixtures manufactured by other lighting firm of Gerald Olesker.

Joyce Rey listing Agent states “The property almost defies description w/ 30,000+ sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, 13 full baths & 9 half baths, 9 fireplaces, an elevator, garage & motor court to accommodate 27 cars, staff quarters offering 3 bedrooms & separate full kitchen.The interiors have been designed for modern lifestyles, yet pay homage to timeless European elegance, which include a formal living room, dining room, library, commercial-grade gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, family room, gym, game room, projection screening room, wine cellar & dining room.

 Offering a perfect setting for an outdoor soiree, the grounds inspire the kind of serenity found in the world’s most secluded villas w/ immaculate lawns & gardens, orchards, fountains, a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, pool house w/ kitchen & pizza oven, tennis court & pavilion, walking paths & a view to envy.”

Type: Single Family
Sq. Feet : 30,000
Lot Size: 19.75 Acres
Beds: 10
Baths: 16
Association Fees:
Year Built: 2001 

Architectural Detail Group, inc is a custom lighting fabricator. ADG Team has manufactured for over 3 billion dollars in realestate world wide led by CEO Gerald Olesker.  Gerald Olesker is a diplomat of Architecture, member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Los Angeles and he has developed over 1,000 light fixtures.

ADG Lighting private labels for designers their creations shown in upper end show rooms. Lanterns and Chandeliers are made to order and can be redesigned for any client.

Upper End residenctial, Hotel, Resort and Commercial projects are adorned by light fixtures made in the USA by a number of Teams that Gerald has led. Energy efficient lights are also important and decorative light fixtures can be made to be energy efficient.

For more information see our website at or . the factory is open for tours and the Trade is welcome to bring projects for Trade pricing.

Lighting Group makes fun, edgy and serious design for celebrity Homes and world renowned projects

Architectural Detail Group is Edgy, Fun and Serious. Our Lighting, Custom light fixtures, Iron furniture and architectural ornamentation are all made to order.

ECLIPSE collateral 

Included in this presentation are some of the hippest and newest elements in our collection. Exclusive to ADG and the Pen of Gerald Olesker and Joey Gennaro.

One of the best things is whe a project comes together. Clients like Floyd Bradley are grateful for our speed and artisanship. Projects are in Newport Beach, Montecito, New York, Africa, Boston and other areas. at v and m – that is Vintage and modern  many of the reproductions and collectables can be found by clicking the link. Recent project in Malibu, California for the famed creator of Old School and Hangover is just one of the many celebrity homes completed. Richard Landry of Landry Designs new book contains multiple projects by Gerald Olesker and his team.

Nationally recognized firms like KAA use the team at Architectural Detail Group on an ongoing basis for some of their most important clients.

After a 20 year career of highlights and accomplishment, with over 900 projects designed by Gerald Olesker, his team has branched into energy efficiency.

Working with important dignitaries like his Majesty Nana Yeboah Kordia of Nthera of Ashanti (  ) and regional and local leaders like the LA Mayor’s team and US Military top secret locations , ADG Eco is reaching new levels of success.

Reading books for Architects

What a great grouping of architecturally related books. As someone who had practiced Architecture 20 years ago, and over the last 20 years been part of the design/ supply and manufacturing trade to some of the top architectural homes, hotels resorts and public projects – I have been blessed to learn from each architect.

So here is the scoop, books on architecture have been great influencers on my right brain activity. BUT there is a unique and commenting divide amongst those architects that have become business leaders and stood out from the rest.

These great architects and masters only rose to the top because of persistence, and sometimes just good publicists. However, the ones that I have respected the most are the ones that have developed great businesses, (ARCHITECTS AS ENTREPRENEURS, copy right 2010 Gerald Olesker). This – from the entrepreneurial side in my opinion comes from business books like “Good to Great”, Jim Collins and “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”, Verne Harnish . This is a left brain shift.

The second part to my post is uniquely a business proposition to all architects – Left Brain Shift and business switch up.
What makes a great architect. I have had the good fortune to work and design over 900 projects world wide, from the decorative lighting design and manufacturing perspective.. I have met many of you.

With this, I have had the good fortune of learning how to work with architects and designees alike. So many of you are talented and several stand out as great business leaders. Marc Appleton, Grant Kirkpatrick/ KAA and Richard Landry on the west coast have had exponentially great practices. I mention these three in particular because they all have published books. From a selfish perspective, my work stands out in all three. Therefore, I refer back to these books to remember that Greatness, like Jim Collins and Verne Harnish reveal in their books, comes from persistence and planning.

The good will of architects published from a historical point in Sir Banister Fletcher’s “A History of Architecture” gives one of the broadest overviews of where we have been as architects. The buildings we all appreciate are relevant too each in the architects own unique way. The clients choose each one of you because of your unique and experiential method of working with the client.

So to make the great leap over the cerebral divide, Pick up a business book, any one from Jim Collins or go to and practice daily great business habits and your client base will improve.

Gerald Olesker is the chief executive officer of Architectural Detail Group, inc and ADG eco Lighting – where our motto is that we are collaborative group enhancing the built environment through positive relationships. SO thank for including me in you Linked-in group

ADG Resort and Resturant Portfolio of Lighting

Overview of Lighting designed and manufactured by Architectural Detail Group and ADG Eco Lighting Products. ADG is a US fixture manufacturer with 3 generations of team work and established projects around the globe. Architectural Detail Group provides oversight, design and planning along with the facilitation of manufactured solutions for each project at it’s Southern California Facility. Items shipped worldwide.

Projects range from conceptual in the preconstruction phase to fast track design and fabrication. When other fabricators can’t the Team ADG can. We are able to produce, it is a matter of Budget, Time and Design with Communication at the Cornerstone.. At Latitude 33 the team at ADG came in on a last minute call and engineered and developed the KAA concept for signature lighitng peices. The giant tumble weed lights at Latitude 33 were completed in under 4 weeks with energy effiecint details. 

“When we recommend a resource to our clients, it is imperative that we are 100% confident that the highest quality of service and workmanship will be provided.  ADG has earned our trust with their comprehensive lighting design services.  They are a pleasure to work with, helping to make beautiful spaces yet more beautiful.” Monique Lafia   Lafia / Arvin, A Design Corporation

Wolfgan Puck; I learned more from the one restaurant that didn’t work than from all the ones that were successes.

‘The family-based roots of the Smith Brothers Restaurants are evident in the comfort and warmth of each establishment, and have made our collection of restaurants a part of the lives and traditions of families in our neighborhood. From lunch in the South Lake District, to dinner in Old Pasadena, our guests see us as a piece of the very fabric of our town, and we invite those unfamiliar with us to visit and see for themselves what so many of their neighbors rave about”. 
The team at ADG Eco is an Award Winning team that collaborates with Architects, Designers, Hoteliers and Restaurateurs. Offices in Newport Beach, Agoura Hills and Myrtle Beach.. 818-597-9494