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Athletic Facilities

2014 AL Design Awards - Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium

A new gymnasium at the Gammel Hellerup High School in Hellerup, Denmark, is built below grade, while its roof area becomes a new outdoor gathering place for students.

Best Lighting Design on A Budget: House of Air

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.

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Peddie School Ian Graham Athletic Center

A new natatorium gives a New Jersey boarding school an illuminated presence.

 
 

Cultural

Simple Illumination Brings the Outdoors into a Museum's Event Space Addition

The glass-walled pavilion lit by Sean O’Connor Lighting on the site of a former prison gives visitors full views of an historic stone wall.

2014 AL Design Awards - Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, National Archives Museum

A new energy-saving, maintenance-friendly, high-color-rendering lighting design illuminates the Charters of Freedom and its grand architectural setting.

2014 AL Design Awards - Danish National Maritime Museum

Located near Kronberg Castle, the inspiration for the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the new Danish Maritime Museum celebrates the country’s maritime traditions through built form and light.

 
 
 

Daylighting

2014 AL Design Awards Postscript

This year, two projects played the roles of design-issue instigators: the Lowline and the New York City Streetlight.

2014 AL Design Awards - Danish National Maritime Museum

Located near Kronberg Castle, the inspiration for the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the new Danish Maritime Museum celebrates the country’s maritime traditions through built form and light.

2014 AL Design Awards - Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium

A new gymnasium at the Gammel Hellerup High School in Hellerup, Denmark, is built below grade, while its roof area becomes a new outdoor gathering place for students.

 
 

Educational

2014 AL Design Awards - Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium

A new gymnasium at the Gammel Hellerup High School in Hellerup, Denmark, is built below grade, while its roof area becomes a new outdoor gathering place for students.

An In Focus Look at Friends Seminary Cafeteria

A low-ceiling basement kitchen and lunchroom is transformed into an open, welcoming dining area for K-12 students.

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2013 AL Design Awards - University of the Arts, Kings Cross, London

Light is the singular element that unites the buildings on the University of the Arts campus, in London, as it marries the historic architecture and the contemporary structures.

 
 

Government

Border Lines

Light plays a critical role in meeting both the design and security requirements for U.S. land port of entry stations.

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GSA Regional Field Office Building

A secondary glass façade provides sun shading and softens visual boundaries.

DOE Modifies L•Prize PAR 38 Competition Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to modify the competition requirements for the L Prize's PAR 38 category. On Jan. 5, the DOE temporarily suspended the PAR 38 portion of the competition, and entries will not be accepted until that category reopens in May. The 60W replacement lamp competition category does remain open during this period. The DOE plans to announce and publish the revised PAR 38...

 
 
 

Healthcare

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2013 AL Design Awards – Duke University Medical Center Cancer Center Quiet Room, Durham, N.C.

Tasked with the challenge of providing a multipurpose, contemplative space for a wide range of moods and emotions, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design organized the Cancer Center’s Quiet Room with the tranquility of nature in mind.

Light Play

A dynamic scheme of colored light plays a dominant role in a sensory experience developed for a new pediatric clinic in the heart of Berlin.

Burlington Danes Imaging Centre

The most striking exterior element of the Burlington Danes Imaging Centre in London is a stainless steel mesh screen along the front façade, which is illuminated from both the foreground and background.

 
 

Hospitality

Haute Illumination

For The Jane restaurant in Antwerp, PSLAB’s bespoke chandelier turns a historic sanctuary into an otherworldly dining experience.

Lighting Revival

The renovation of the iconic New York City restaurant Tavern on the Green celebrates its lighting design, both past and present.

Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting: ESPA Life at Corinthia

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

 
 

Office

2014 AL Design Awards - Schindler Elevator Corporation—U.S. Headquarters

A red and white color palette, along with strategically placed lighting elements, provides a sleek and minimalist-styled makeover to the company’s Morristown, N.J., headquarters.

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2013 AL Design Awards - Venture Capital Office Building, Menlo Park, Calif.

For this Silicon Valley–based venture capital firm, who requested to remain anonymous, Sean O’Connor Lighting was tasked with designing a lighting scheme that would be both environmentally responsible and technologically sophisticated.

 
 
 

Outdoor

2014 AL Design Awards - Memorial to the Victims of Violence

A white-light color palette distinguishes between the man-made and natural elements of this memorial commemorating those that have been lost to politically and socially charged violence.

2014 AL Design Awards - Yonkers Casino

A 45-foot-tall glass façade and a 200-foot-long canopy serve as the new signature entry features for this casino complex.

2014 AL Design Awards - LAX Central Terminal Area Curbside Enhancement

The first phase of this curbside enhancement project at Los Angeles International Airport illuminates the upper and lower roadways as well as the entrance into the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

 
 

Religious

2014 AL Design Awards - St. Moritz Church

The latest transformation to this historic Alpine church employs a dynamic white-light scheme, which provides a luminous clarity to the structure’s interior.

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2013 AL Design Awards - St. Katherine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans

The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University—named after the school’s founder—breaks away from traditional churches both in style and in lighting approach.

Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting - Lumen United Reform Church and Community Center

The Lumen United Reform Church in London is not your typical place of worship.

 
 

Residential

Outstanding Achievement, Residential - Art Collector's Loft, New York

Curvilinear forms and a luminous ceiling plane define this loft that is home to an art collector and his extensive collection of art and rare books.

A View on Wright

The Darwin D. Martin House Complex (1903–1905) in Buffalo, N.Y., stands as one of the early shining examples of the Prairie School, as well as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most elaborate residential designs.

Firehouse Engine No. 44, San Francisco

Challenge: Transform a 100-year-old firehouse from a cavernous stable into a luminous residence

 
 
 

Retail

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2013 AL Design Awards - Burlington Arcade, London

The Burlington Arcade, built in 1819, is located in London’s Mayfair district, an area known for its luxury shopping destinations and hotels. Speirs + Major was asked to devise a lighting strategy that would help restore the arcade’s appearance and incorporate event lighting.

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2013 AL Design Awards - Sweet Crush Ice Bar, Los Angeles

Working with just 1,000 square feet and having only 10 percent of the overall $160,000 design budget, Sean O’Connor Lighting created an identity for the Taiwanese company by incorporating the lighting into the architecture, such that the entire space reinforces the frozen treat purveyor’s branding.

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Harry Winston Shanghai Pavilion

CBBLD's design for the Harry Winston Pavilion in Shanghai incorporates multiple color temperatures to bathe customers, and diamonds, in the best possible light.

 
 

Transportation

2014 AL Design Awards - LAX Central Terminal Area Curbside Enhancement

The first phase of this curbside enhancement project at Los Angeles International Airport illuminates the upper and lower roadways as well as the entrance into the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Special Citation - Platform 5, Sunderland Station, England

The creative use of light and imagery at Sunderland Station transforms the tedium of everyday commuting into an unexpected and interactive moment.

Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting - Infinity Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees, England

Designed to encourage development in the areas on both sides of the River Tees in Stockton-on-Tees in northeast England, this bridge takes speculative design to a new level.

 
 
 
 

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