Lumen Award Winners 08

Art Cave

Award of Merit
Napa Valley, California

The 5,750SF cave was designed into a Napa Valley hillside for a collection of Contemporary Art. By using differing light sources, the lighting design goals were to create an even illumination of all art surfaces. The patrons have realized their vision for a simple yet unique environment for an ever growing collection of art.

Credits: Richard Renfro, Eileen M.E. Pierce, Martin Cox, Jane Stageberg, Tim Bade
Photography By: Florian Holzherr

Times Square Ball

Citation for Increasing Public Awareness of LED’s
New York, New York

The theme for the 100th anniversary of the Times Square Ball was “Let There Be Light”. Referencing their theatrical experience, designers Paul Gregory, Christine Hope and Bret Anderson knew that the ball’s triangular crystals had to sparkle as much when viewed from 500ft away as they did 10ft away.

Credits: Paul Gregory – Principal Lighting Designer, Christine Hope – Project Lighting Designer, Brett Anderson – Project Manager. Holl, Chris McVoy, Casey Cassias, Greg Sheldon, Matthew Porreca
Photography By: Ian Hardy, iMedia Networks

Alexander Hamilton US Custom House

Citation for Exterior Lighting of an Historic Facade
New York, New York

The relighting of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House was intent on maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of the building, reducing energy consumption, and easing maintenance requirements. The lighting concept is inspired from the interior illumination extending outwards to window openings and overhangs. Lighting designer Randy Sabedra says “the illumination of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House is as much for the buildings occupants as for New York City.”

Credits: Randy Sabedra, RS Lighting Design
Photography By: Tom La Barbara, Picture This Studios

The Fragonard at the Frick Collection

Citation for Integration of NewTechnology into an Historic Restoration
New York, New York

The Fragonard Room, located at The Frick Collection, houses Jean-Honore Fragonard’s famous ensemble of paintings, Progression of Love, and an extraordinary group of 18th-century furniture. The 2007 renovation’s lighting goal was to light the paintings more uniformly and preserve the original domestic setting of a sunlit room.

Credits: Richard Renfro, Eileen M.E.Pierce, Pum Photjananuwat.
Photography By: Michael Bodycomb

Brooklyn Central Library

Award of Merit
Brooklyn, New York

Modern technology is incorporated into refurbished period post lights and beautifully detailed downlights above the main doorway. The updated downlights and new uplights highlight the gilded figures of the doors as a focal point of the plaza. Illumination throughout is provided using minimal fixtures. Lighting is integrated with handrails, ramp lighting also illuminates inscriptions, and wall lights mark the plaza boundary while accentuating new water features.

Credits: Brian Stacey, Matt Franks
Photography By: Matt Franks and Gabe Guilliams

HBO Shop

Award of Merit
New York, New York

Colored light is not used arbitrarily; the colors are carefully conceived to trigger psycho-visual environmental responses, thus augmenting one’s spatial perception. With shifting colors and ultra-sleek design, the lighting at the HBO Shop evokes different emotions related to the content of the HBO program projected on video.

Credits: Michael Castelli, Kyung–il Kong
Photography By: Andrew Bordwin

Miyake Madison

Award of Merit
New York, New York

Lighting plays an essential role in the store’s austere minimalism. The syncopated rhythm of alternating fluorescent light-boxes and black voids sets up an “Op Art” plane – attracting the attention of the passers-by.

Credits: Alexander Radunsky, Project Principal, Lightfield. Gordon Kipping, Project Principal, G TECTS. Jeshwanth Jakka, Project Team, Lightfield. Nora Peyer, Project Architect, G TECTS. Maria Stefanidis, Brooks Atwood, Syliani Daouti, Project Team, G TECTS
Photography By: Mikiko Kikuyama

Nelsons-Atkins Museum of Art – Interior

Award of Merit
Kansas City, Missouri

The intent for daylight in the galleries was to experience its variation – time of day, season, or sky condition so that “the lighting clarifies and enriches the art viewing experience.” Track was custom designed to be sympathetic to the folding planes of the ceiling and provide adequate flexibility and fluorescent ceiling coves balance the daylight in each gallery.

Credits: Richard Renfro Rebecca Malkin Michael Peace Rob Guglielmetti Steven Holl Chris McVoy Casey Cassias Greg Sheldon Matthew Porreca
Photography By: Roland Halbe

The New Museum for Contemporary Art

Award of Merit
New York, New York

The lighting was a challenge when the architect asked that each gallery be illuminated to a minimum of 60 footcandles. The custom removable fluorescent “trackhead” was designed to be refined, minimal, locally switched and plugged into busway, allowing for installations from video to sensitive works and providing a light that is “very honest and direct, much like the museum’s art.”

Credits: Suzan Tillotson David Burya Stasa Celigoj Vivie Chia-Yu Lin SANAA/ Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa Florian Idenburg
Photography By: Iwan Baan Portsmuiden

NY Times HQ

Award of Merit – Energy and Environmental Design
New York, New York

The New York Times’ desire for a work environment with an emphasis on open communication and transparency led to an environmentally friendly building with maximum daylight, lighting control and flexibility. The digital ballast satisfies the HQ’s dual requirement for daylight harvesting and the flexibility to reconfigure the space to meet ever changing business requirements. This innovative and sustainable lighting system contributes an energy savings of 30-50% just for lighting.

Credits: Attila Uysal, Susan Brady, Wen Yuan Lin, Zengwei Fu
Photography By: Nick Lehoux

United States Airforce Memorial

Award of Merit
Arlington, Virginia

Soaring toward the stratosphere, the stainless steel spires of the United States Air Force Memorial evoke the precision and weightlessness of flight. Lighting the memorial was a highly technical challenge. Lights concealed behind perimeter walls are calibrated to illuminate each arc in a precise gradient, culminating in a burst of light at the tip.

Credits: Lighting Designer, Office for Visual Interaction Architect, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Photography By: Thomas Mayer

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Outdoor

Lumen Award of Excellence
Kansas City, Missouri

The concept for the museum’s nighttime image was to create glowing lanterns that would illuminate the exterior spaces – minimizing the need for additional site lighting. During the day, the lenses reflect the sky conditions – appearing opaque on overcast days and glistening against the sun. As the day ends, the “lenses” begin to glow from within providing a soft light for the surrounding site.

Credits: Richard Renfro, Rebecca Malkin, Michael Peace, Rob Guglielmetti, Steven Holl, Chris McVoy, Casey Cassias, Greg Sheldon, Matthew Porreca
Photography By: Roland Halbe

School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center

Lumen Award of Excellence
New York, New York

Linear ribbons of light are used to accomplish the difficult task of illuminating these stacked dance studios. The upper studio floats above the lower, while containing within the same double height volume. The lighting scheme manipulates light and view through a milky translucent glass wall with a 4 foot band of electrified glass that changes to clear.

Credits: Suzan Tillotson, Shiri Cnaani, Elizabeth Diller, Michael Hundsnurscher
Photography By: Iwan Baan Portsmuiden

The Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Lumen Award of Excellence
Orange County, California

This new performing arts center is truly a design of the 21st century owing to a lighting scheme that uses the most advanced metal halide and LED sources and fixtures to create a scheme that uses even less energy than allowed by California’s challenging Title 24 energy codes. A number of objectives would have been impossible without tapping these new technologies.

Credits: Francesca Bettridge, Marty Salzberg, Nira Wattanachote, Fabio Tuchiya, Pelli Clarke, Pelli Architects, Gruen Associates