2013 Design Awards
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.Read More
One of the most important aspects of the Design Awards review process is the jury discussion. It gives the assembled design colleagues an opportunity to explore ideas and to debate issues raised by the projects at hand. It is as important as the award selection itself.Read More
Created as part of the tri-centenary celebrations of the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht, “In Lumine Tuo” is a lighting installation that commemorates this Dutch city and its landmarks: the Dom Tower, church, and square.Read More
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.
A new natatorium gives a New Jersey boarding school an illuminated presence.
Tillett Lighting Design's scheme for a public pool—on a barge floating on New York City's rivers—keeps views open to the surrounding cityscape.
Created as part of the tri-centenary celebrations of the signing of the Treaty of Utrecht, “In Lumine Tuo” is a lighting installation that commemorates this Dutch city and its landmarks: the Dom Tower, church, and square.
For this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, part of the Smithsonian, commissioned an interactive installation—“Lantern Field,” designed and run by students and faculty from the Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
Denver recently ranked sixth on a Current Results list of the major cities that receive the most sunshine. With all of that light, it’s no wonder that Allied Works Architecture chose to capitalize on the abundant resource in its design of the Clyfford Still Museum. Working with Arup, the team created an appropriate daylighting strategy.
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.
The concrete grid topping the St. Louis Art Museum’s new East Wing is a work of art in and of itself.
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.
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.
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.
Light plays a critical role in meeting both the design and security requirements for U.S. land port of entry stations.
A secondary glass façade provides sun shading and softens visual boundaries.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Situated on four floors of the Corinthia Hotel in London, ESPA Life offers just what it promises: a next-generation spa experience.
“The coolest sports bar in America” was the client's request, and that's what architect Rand Elliott delivered.
With their roughly 50 locations worldwide, the W Hotel chain has set a loose but reliable formula for hip, laid-back hospitality. However, when a Miami development group decided they wanted to bring the franchise to a stretch of oceanfront in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., already brimming with fashionable, unbuttoned beachside resorts, Adache Group Architects and the lighting designers at Washington, D.C.– based MCLA had to...
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.
Throughout his long career, artist James Turrell has explored light both as a medium and as a metaphor for personal introspection.
From June through September of this year, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., was transformed into a magical lightscape due to the creative imaginings of artist Bruce Munro, who is known for his inventive explorations of light.
The Lumen United Reform Church in London is not your typical place of worship.
Three Montreal designers won a competition outlining ideas to illuminate the façade of the Gesú, a church built in 1865 that now houses the oldest operating performance hall in Quebec.
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.
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.
Challenge: Transform a 100-year-old firehouse from a cavernous stable into a luminous residence
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.
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.
CBBLD's design for the Harry Winston Pavilion in Shanghai incorporates multiple color temperatures to bathe customers, and diamonds, in the best possible light.
The creative use of light and imagery at Sunderland Station transforms the tedium of everyday commuting into an unexpected and interactive moment.
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.
Located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., over a stretch of Highway 470, which divides the city's Crossroads Arts District and the Power & Light Entertainment District, the Power & Light Utility Bridge is a new take on how to integrate elements of infrastructure into a city's fabric.
Consumers haven’t gotten the full story about the phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps. The change in standards is expanding options, not reducing them. We talk to experts who boil down the essential information.
Every two years, the industry presents its latest innovations for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry at the world's leading trade fair for architecture and technology. The main theme at Light+Building is energy...
The New York Power Authority has launched the Energy Efficiency Innovation Collaborative, an initiative created to accelerate commercial, but not yet widely deployed, energy efficiency technologies that advance New York's clean energy economy and reduce energy consumption in buildings statewide.
Six luminaires received Best in Class designation in the 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition, which were announced in February 2014.
The lighting industry has lost Patricia DiMaggio, a trusted member of its community. She died on Feb. 28 after a long battle with cancer.
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