Lumen Award Winners 06

Lumen Award Winners 2006

06 Judges

Mustafa Abadan , AIA, Design Partner, Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Elizabeth Donoff , senior editor, Architectural Lighting

Dan Jacoby , AIA, senior associate and studio design director, TPG Architecture

Nelson Jenkins , AIA, LC, IES, LEED, AP

Addison Kelly , IALD, LC, principal, US Lighting Consultants

Thomas Thompson , partner, Brandston Partnership Inc.

New World   Click image for slide show   Photography by: Samuel Morgan Dodger Stages (now known as World Stages) – Citation
New York, NY   Design Firm:  Sachs Morgan Studio A collaboration of architect Beyer Blinder Belle, interior/set designer Klara Zieglerova, and theatre consultant Sachs Morgan Studio transformed Dodger Stages from a six-theatre multiplex cinema to a five-theatre off-Broadway complex. A lighted double-height display wall draws focus in the lobby. The wall is metal frame covered with translucent RP and scrim and colored with lighting washes top and bottom. Large fluorescent numbers “1” thru “5” dominate the wall and directing ticket holders to their show. The lighting, architecture, and interior design components form a cohesive whole, adding an engaging element to a night at the theatre.  Contributors:   • Roger Morgan and Steve Rust, Sachs Morgan Studio, (Architectural Lighting) • Klara Zieglerova, (Interior Designer) • Erik Chu, Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects and Planners (Architect)   • Michael David and Edward Strong, Dodger Stages (Project Owner) ….
The Porter House Click image for slide show   Photography by: Seong Kwon The Porter HouseCitation New York , NY Design Firm:  SHoP Architects Located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, The Porter House consists of the renovation and conversion of a six story warehouse to condominium use and includes a new, cantilevered six story structure. The façade is comprised of a custom fabricated metal panel system and internally mounted light boxes, which blur the massing of the building as day turns to night. Marine grade fluorescent fixtures are installed within each galvanized steel box and hinged opalene acrylic panels are used for exterior access. The box is met along its sides on the face of the building by zinc channels to define the lit panel and cover the galvanized edges of the box. The box is installed in such a way as to shed water down and out and over the zinc panels below to prevent water from entering the façade. Contributors:  • Gregg Pasquarelli, SHoP Architects, (Architect) • Kimberly Holden, SHoP Architects, (Architect) • Christopher Sharples, SHoP Architects, (Architect) • Coren Sharples, SHoP Architects, (Architect) • William Sharples, SHoP Architects, (Architect) • Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey M. Brown Associates (Project Owner) ….
111 South Wacker Drive Click image for slide show   Photography by: James Steinkamp Photography 111 South Wacker DriveAward of Merit Chicago, IL Design Firm:  Cosentini Lighting Design Architectural features in the lobby inspired the lighting design. The white marble clad core walls extend nearly 50’ into a ceiling zone visible only from inside the lobby. An indirect fluorescent luminous ceiling bathes the white core walls with a cool, diffuse “northern” light. Tungsten accent lights suspended in the grid provide more dramatic lighting effects at night. Radial slots were cut into the ceilings to integrate lighting equipment used to stimulate plant growth. This building achieved a “core and shell” LEED Gold rating. The balance of diffuse and source illumination, intensity and subtle color, paired with architectural integration provide a new dramatic public space for Chicago. Contributors:  • Fernando Soler, Cosentini Lighting Design (Lighting Designer) • Stephen Margulies, Cosentini Lighting Design (Architect, Director) • Drew Nieman, Lohan Caprile Goettsch (Architect) • The John Buck Company (Architect, Project Owner) ….
Chanel Ginza Click image for slide show   Photography by: Vincent KnappChanel GinzaAward of Merit Tokyo, Japan Design Firm:  Tanteri + Associates The inspiration – a luminous expression of a signature tweed pattern. The vision – a mixed-use retail tower at the epicenter of Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district. Within the tower’s glass curtain wall is a seamless integration of electrochromic glass, steel mesh and 700,000 white LEDs. In day, the 56-meter high façade appears transparent, affording sun protection to occupants inside with an unobstructed view out. At night the glass turns translucent and LEDs switch on to transform the building into a large scale screen. Artist commissioned imagery explores the boundaries of fashion and perception w hile projecting the client’s brand and drawing in passers-by.
Contributors:  • Matthew Tanteri, Tanteri + Associates (Lighting Designer) • Darren Nolan, Peter Marino + Associates Architects (Architect, Associate in charge) • Peter Marino, Peter Marino + Associates Architects (Architect, Principal) • Osamu Mochizuki, Peter Marino + Associates Architects (Architect, Project Team) • Lee Harris, Peter Marino + Associates Architects (Architect, Project Team) • Yuuki Kitada, Peter Marino + Associates Architects (Architect, Project Team) • Richard Collasse, Chanel Japan (Project Owner, President) • Masatoshi Kuroda, Chanel Japan (Project Owner, Senior Vice President) ….
Frisson Click image for slide show   Photography by: David WakelyFrissonAward of Merit San Francisco, CA Design Firm:  Kester Frisson transforms the difference of dining and lounge experience. The dining room and lounge are contiguous and integrated based on color, lighting, and flow around an interior circular promenade. Just as with a ballroom dance floor, an arena relationship is created for diners in the center to be observed and diners on the perimeter to be observing. The do me is lit from behind; the space starts with a yellow/orange tone and transforms to a sunset magenta by the end of service for cocktails. A Chef’s dining room is connected to the exhibition kitchen so the chef can interact with guests. Contributors:  • Scott Kester, Kester (Lighting Designer) • Marck Stech-Novak, Restaurant Consultation & Design (Other) • Andrew McCormack, Sprezzatura Restaurant Group (Other, Project Owner) ….
Mixed Greens   Click image for slide show   Photography by: Michael MoranMixed Greens GalleryAward of Merit New York , NY   Design Firm:  Tillotson Design Associates The lighting in this Chelsea art gallery is as fresh and crisp as its name, “Mixed Greens”.  With the exception of a few strategically placed halogen spot lights and wall washers, the gallery is illuminated entirely by dimmable 3000K fluorescent light.  The linear T5HO striplights are tandem mounted and carefully installed around ductwork and sprinkler pipes to eliminate shadows.  The result is a dynamic, frosted acrylic luminous ceiling.  The strong graphic lines of the ceiling’s support grid (organized around a curved circulation path governed by five irregularly spaced columns) serves as a draw for clients to venture into the gallery. Contributors:  • Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates (Lighting Designer, President) • Shiri Cnaani, Tillotson Design Associates (Lighting Designer) • Greg Emetaz, Tillotson Design Associates (Lighting Designer) • David Leven, Leven Betts Studio Architects (Architect) • Ghislaine Vinas, Ghislane Vinas (Interior Designer) • Mixed Greens, Mixed Greens Gallery (Project Owner) ….
Robin Hood L!brary Initiative - PS32   Click image for slide show   Photography by: Peter MaussRobin Hood L!brary Initiative – PS32Award of Merit with Distinction for Civic Service Bronx, NY   Design Firm:  Renfro Design Group This library at PS32 was renovated as part of The Robin Hood Foundation’s Library Initiative project. The goal was to create a space that would engage the literary interests of students and the community. The architects’ grand gesture is the deep blue ceiling, in which a “random” field of downlights conjures up images of a starry sky. Reading alcoves wrapped with warm wood glow invitingly from lensed fluorescent slots behind the benches. Special reading areas are identified with tall, custom designed shades mounted below recessed downlights. Students now have a revitalized environment in which to read, learn and enjoy. Contributors: • Richard Renfro, Renfro Design Group (Lighting Designer, Principal) • Rebecca Malkin, Renfro Design Group (Lighting Designer, Project Manager) • Michael Peace, Renfro Design Group (Lighting Designer) • Tod Williams, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (Architect, Principal) • Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (Architect, Principal) • Elisa Testa, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (Architect, Project Architect) • Kenneth Anderson, Robin Hood Foundation (Project Owner, Project Manager, External Initiatives) ….
Central Wing   Click image for slide show   Photography by: David Sundberg Central Wing School of Architecture, Pratt UniversityAward of Merit with Distinction for Civic Service Brooklyn, NY Design Firm:  Arc Light Design The 22,500SF Central Wing is the “glass bridge” re-uniting the two wings of the School of Architecture left standing after the fire of 1996.  This replacement addition project links the floors (all at different elevations) and includes 4 Studios, an Exhibition Gallery, 2 Classrooms and the Lecture Hall.  The interiors finishes are “absolutely” minimal, including limited finished ceilings.  Though most fixtures were surface mounted, no exposed conduit was allowed.  All hardware and power is within the pre-cast plank structure.  Custom pendants were designed to minimize plank penetrations.  Custom recessed downlights were fixed inside the planks in the Lecture Hall. Contributors:  • David Singer, Arc Light Design (Lighting Designer, Principal) • Liliana Ivanovska, Arc Light Design (Lighting Designer) • Jerry Ryu, Arc Light Design (Lighting Designer) • Si Young Kim, Arc Light Design (Lighting Designer) • Sandra Chung, Arc Light Design (Lighting Designer) • the Design Architect, Steven Holl Architects (Design Architect) • Rogers Marvel  (Architect of Record) • Tony Gelber, Pratt Institute (Owner) ….
Terminal 1 Lester B. Pearson International Airport Click image for slide show   Photography by: Timothy HursleyTerminal 1 Lester B. Pearson International AirportAward of Merit Toronto, Canada Design Firm:  Brandston Partnership The New Terminal was designed to accommodate approximately 29 million passengers annually. The challenge was to create an architecturally integrated lighting scheme that was flexible, maintenance friendly, and varied for four Pier buildings and the curved Terminal.  The design was defined by 3 primary criteria: Maximum transparency consistent with climate and operations Integration of systems, including lighting Clear passenger way-finding The approach, shown in this image, is deliberately kept clear of poles, to reduce visual distractions.  Pri mary lighting is indirect, to reduce glare.  Significant signage is internally lighted, to improve visibility. Contributors:  • Scott Matthews, Brandston Partnership (Lighting Designer, Partner) • Molly McKnight, Brandston Partnership Inc. (Lighting Designer, Associate) • Sam Dewairy, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (Project Owner) • Laura Ettelman, Airport Architects Canada (joint venture of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Moshe Safdie and Associates and Adamson Associates Architects) ….
The National World War II Memorial Click image for slide show   Photography by: Brett DruryThe National World War II MemorialAward of Merit Washington, DC Design Firm:  Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design Our approach to the lighting of The National World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall’s central axis, strived to echo the memorial’s physical manifestation of the sentiment, “darkness of global conflict and a light of freedom”, as represented in the Freedom Wall.  At night it was important to re-create the same effect by modeling key elements in a chiaroscuro manner. The lighting adds an element of magic as the memorial transforms from day to night.  Lighting was discreetly integrated into the archite cture and the intensity carefully balanced to accentuate the forms without intrusion onto the adjacent Memorials. Contributors:  • Barbara Cianci Horton, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting Designer, Senior Principal) • Stephen W. Lees, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting Designer, Senior Principal) • Chad Groshart, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting Designer) • Robyn Mierzwa, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting Designer, Associate) • Nam Choi, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (Lighting Designer) • Vikki Keys, National Mall and Memorial Parks (Project Owner, Superintendent) • Darren Zehner, Leo A Daly (Architect) • Friedrich St. Florian, Friedrich St. Florian Architect (Architect, Principal) • James van Sweden, Oehme, van Sweden & Associates (Landscape Architect/Designer, Founding Principal) • Raymond Kaskey, Kaskey Studio, (Artist)