Break Out of the Box
It started in June 2001 with a survey asking neighbors and residents of Seattle’s High Point development which of seven housing types they preferred for the site.
Enlighten Europe 2008 Calls for Papers
The IALD is seeking experts to present workshops and seminars at Enlighten Europe 2008, to be held in conjunction with the ARC08 tradeshow in London February 11-13, 2008. Enlighten's 2008 theme is "The Power of Light." Seminars and workshops should be geared for the expereienced and advanced...
How does the design process “start”?
For this issue, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING's annual Light & Architecture Design Awards, the lighting designers and architects behind this year's winning projects share their thoughts on the “starting process.” The topic posed is: How do you start the design process? Is there a clear moment of...
7 World Trade Center
Before design began on 7 World Trade Center, architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) outlined a daunting task for his team. The project, he said, should set the bar for design and technical considerations—environmental sustainability, urban sensitivity, construction detailing...
Hubbell's New Home
Members of the media were introduced to Hubbell Lighting's new corporate headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina during a two-day press event in early July. The 185,000-square-foot building gathers the administrative and sales offices of Hubbell's 16 brands under one roof for the first time in...
Jesco Lighting Forms New Division, Announces Sales Reps
Jesco Lighting of Glendale, New York, has formed a Hospitality Sales Division, for designers and architects focusing on hotel, restaurant, and themed-venue projects; it will be lead by lead by Mark L. Gardiner. Jesco also has named several sales representatives around North America and the Hawaiian...
Speirs and Major Promotes Team-Members
United Kingdom-based lighting architects Speirs and Major Associates have promoted Carrie Donahue-Bremner in the Edinburgh studio and Orri Petursson and Andrew Howis in the London studio to Associate.
Blumenthal, Smith, and del Signore Create Blackbird Lighting Company
Lester Blumenthal and Mark del Signore, former partners of Blumenthal Alternative Wallcovering (now owned by Steelcase), have joined with industrial designer Christopher Smith to form Sheffield, Massachusetts-based Blackbird. For residential and commercial applications, the company's lighting...
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,
LucePlan, Craftsmanship and Creativity
LucePlan, the Italian lighting company, founded in 1978 by Paolo Rizzatto, Riccardo Sarfatti, and Sandra Severi, has always been known for the elegance of its designs with their blend of technical acuity, functionality, and attention to detail. On the occasion of the opening of its New York City...