• A nighttime view of the Metropolitan Museum of Art façade and plaza with the New York City skyline in the background.

    Classically Deep: A New Lighting Scheme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Plaza

    L’Observatoire International has designed an integrated lighting scheme for the Metropolitan Museum of Art that reveals the depth of the building’s Beaux-Arts façade and assists wayfinding in its new Olin-designed plaza.

  • 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.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards - SandRidge Commons, SandRidge Energy Headquarters, Landscape and Tower Lighting

    New façade lighting for an existing office building coupled with a new canopy-covered outdoor plaza creates a downtown urban campus for natural gas and oil company SandRidge Energy.

  • Light and Lightness

    Throughout his long career, artist James Turrell has explored light both as a medium and as a metaphor for personal introspection.

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    Daydreaming in Light

    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.

  • 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.

  • Special Citation for Light as an Urban Connector: Midway Crossings, The University of 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.

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    Night Light

    Office for Visual Interaction creates an exterior lighting scheme for a Chicago architectural landmark.

  • Magic Garden

    Once an elevated freight railroad that ferried goods and materials to and from Manhattan's west side factories, now a public park featuring sun decks, ponds, and native plantings, the High Line is not your typical piece of infrastructure.

  • Unstudio Burnham Pavilion, Chicago

    Ben van Berkel of UNStudio didn't have to look far for inspiration when the city of Chicago commissioned his firm to design one of two pavilions (Zaha Hadid Architects has designed the other one) in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Daniel Burnham's famous Chicago plan: It was all right there...

  • 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.

  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

    outstanding achievement | exterior lighting

  • Illuminating History

    The lighting schemes for three commemorative structures in the Washington, D.C., area

  • A Healthy Glow

    SmithGroup's YMCA design energizes downtown Detroit.

  • Shore Thing

    Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park brings art to the public realm in a dynamic integration of landscape, architecture, and urban design.

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    Urban Instrument

    On a fairly non-descript street in Washington D.C.'s downtown business district sits a not so undescript public artwork. Commissioned by the building developer as part of an overall refurbishment for the 1970's office building he purchased, Low-Rez/Hi-Fi, as the piece is called, adds vibrancy to...

  • A New York State of Mind

    The utterly bearable lightness of being in New York this spring is evident in several new structures, and one classic now topping the charts. This is a great time to walk the sidewalks of Manhattan, from Columbus Circle to the Battery, from Harlem to City Hall Park.

  • Crown Fountain, Chicago

    often referred to as the 'second city,' chicago is anything but, especially when you consider its latest urban feat, Millennium Park, which opened one year ago. Home to a series of signature art and architecture pieces that include the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and artist Anish...


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