July-August 2012 Table of Contents

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In Praise of the Consultant

It is a scenario that is all too familiar to the myriad consultants that are part of an architectural project team: You're asked to join the project once the basic design concept has already been established and everything is under way. Read more

Briefs
Jonathan Speirs, 1958 - 2012 Obituary Jonathan Speirs, 1958 - 2012

On June 18 lighting designer and architect Jonathan Speirs lost his two-year battle with cancer. He was 54. A versatile and talented designer who was comfortable working across design fields, Speirs studied architecture at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen, Scotland, and the Edinburgh College of Art, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Read more

2012 Lumen Awards 2012 Lumen Awards

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society presented the winners of its 44th-annual Lumen Awards Gala on June 21 at Pier Sixty in New York. More than 600 lighting design and lighting industry professionals gathered to celebrate the work of their peers. Ten awards in three categories were presented. Read more

Professional Practice
Design Ownership Professional Practice Design Ownership

Intellectual property laws can be challenging for even the most sophisticated business person. Read more

Design
Fluorescent and HID: Alive and Kicking Fluorescent and HID: Alive and Kicking

Although LEDs have been dominating new product development, 99 percent of existing installations in the U.S. are serviced by traditional sources, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). The innovations having the most immediate impact in nonresidential buildings are in fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID). Read more

Technology
Technology Ready, Set, Update

Computer-aided design has elevated lighting design into a realm of automation and visualization that was unimaginable just a few decades ago. Read more

Products
Select Showstoppers Select Showstoppers

At Las Vegas in May, Lightfair showcased some brilliant advances in lighting controls and solid-state lighting. Read more

Features
Intro 2012 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards

Looking at this year’s winners, the power of light and its ability to define, highlight, and transform architecture continues to be impressive. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: The United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: The United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

Sited adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Institute of Peace boldly makes its mark on the Washington, D.C., skyline with a white luminescent roof, whose curving, steel-framed form evokes a dove in flight. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo. Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Mo.

Designed by Safdie Architects, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts sits confidently on the Kansas City’s horizon, and its unique architectural form—a ribbed, helmetlike shape—gives the city a notable landmark. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Twin Sails Bridge, Poole, U.K. Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting 2012 AL Design Awards: Twin Sails Bridge, Poole, U.K.

A decade in the making, the Twin Sails Bridge connects the Borough of Poole to the nearby town of Hamworthy. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: National September 11 Memorial, New York Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting 2012 AL Design Awards: National September 11 Memorial, New York

The 16-acre site in lower Manhattan known as ground zero is arguably the most emotionally charged site of our time. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law South Addition, Berkeley, Calif. Commendable Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law South Addition, Berkeley, Calif.

To remain competitive in the drive to attract the brightest students and the best faculty, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law knew it needed to expand its facilities. Inserted into the school's existing courtyard, the new addition houses a café, library stack space, reading and seminar rooms, computer labs, library staff offices, and collection services on four floors. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: The Tenley-Friendship Library, Washington, D.C. Commendable Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: The Tenley-Friendship Library, Washington, D.C.

The Tenley-Friendship Library, part of the DC Public Library system, was designed inside-out by way of a collaborative process. The Freelon Group and Horton Lees Brogdon Lighting Design worked together to develop architectural, electric lighting, and daylighting systems with an eye toward creating a healthy building that consumes 31 percent less energy than is standard for a 21,472-square-foot structure. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Milstein Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Commendable Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: Milstein Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

The team of Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Tillotson Design Associates has created an inspiring place for aspiring architects, using elegantly simple fixtures to light three distinct spatial conditions within the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning's new studio building on Cornell University's campus. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Commendable Achievement, Whole Building 2012 AL Design Awards: Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

The Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University rationally organizes office and laboratory space on either side of an open, central atrium topped by 216 photovoltaic-equipped skylights. The architecture indulges its mechanistic aspects with exposed-steel structural members and mechanical ducting, while also providing warmer touches in the form of wooden screens on the interior. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Washington, D.C. Commendable Achievement, Exterior Lighting 2012 AL Design Awards: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Located on the northwest edge of the Tidal Basin, which is part of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial sits directly on the axis between the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: ESPA Life at Corinthia, London Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting 2012 AL Design Awards: ESPA Life at Corinthia, London

Situated on four floors of the Corinthia Hotel in London, ESPA Life offers just what it promises: a next-generation spa experience. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Cranbrook Art Museum and Library Renovation/Collections Building Addition, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting 2012 AL Design Awards: Cranbrook Art Museum and Library Renovation/Collections Building Addition, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Built in 1942 on the campus of Eliel Saarinen's Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Cranbrook Art Museum houses a permanent collection and plays host to traveling exhibitions. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Ryerson Image Center, Ryerson University, Toronto Best Use of Color 2012 AL Design Awards: Ryerson Image Center, Ryerson University, Toronto

Faced with the challenge of housing their newly acquired Black Star Collection of nearly 300,000 images from noted 20th century photographers, Ryerson University converted a former brewery building into the new Ryerson Image Centre. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: House of Air, San Francisco Best Lighting Design on a Budget 2012 AL Design Awards: House of Air, San Francisco

This former biplane hangar is being given a second chance to become airborne in its new incarnation as the House of Air. The 21,440-square-foot trampoline facility is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on the historic Crissy Field landing strip. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: The Sidwell Friends School Meeting House and Arts Center, Washington, D.C. Best Use of Daylighting 2012 AL Design Awards: The Sidwell Friends School Meeting House and Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

A Quaker institution, the Sidwell Friends School wanted to transform an old gymnasium into a meeting and worship space. The school hired architects KieranTimberlake to deliver a design that would embody the Quaker ideals of light and simplicity. Read more

2012 AL Design Awards: Midway Crossings, The University of Chicago, Chicago Special Citation for Light as an Urban Connector 2012 AL Design Awards: Midway Crossings, The University of Chicago, Chicago

The University of Chicago's historic north campus is separated from its new south campus by the Midway, a green expanse that dates back to the 1893 World's Columbian Expedition. While pleasant parkland during the day, at night the area presented the perfect environment for illicit activity. Read more

2012 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Jury Members Jury 2012 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Jury Members

Meet the jury for the 2012 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards. Read more

One-on-One
One-on-One with Barbara Cianci Horton One-on-On One-on-One with Barbara Cianci Horton

Ask Barbara Cianci Horton how she became an architectural lighting designer, and she'll tell you that it was completely by accident. Read more

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