IA Award of Merit
This private college desired a new student center with unique design and flexibility through lighting. Carefully planned fixture placement and multiple layering of illumination work together to highlight natural finishes and soaring ceilings. The ‘wing’ roof is washed warm white during the day and uplit moonlight blue during evening hours to inspire late-night studying. Pedestrian scale wall fixtures surrounding the great hall and monumental staircase reinforce the indoor streetscape architectural concept.
The student workrooms, fireside lounges, and art gallery remain intimate through warm pools of downlight. The restaurant, theater, and river-view gathering rooms are outfitted with theatrical performance fixtures hidden within architectural recesses. Even with a LEED Gold certification, the building is a brilliant & stunning beacon for the university.