Lam Partners’ Lisa Wong spoke with Amerlux about developing a lighting concept for the basement space at the 225 Franklin Street in downtown Boston (with Gensler). By seizing the opportunity to highlight the existing concrete waffle slab ceilings, a unique lighting design was conceived by Lam. Read the whole story in Amerlux's case study of the project.
International, award-winning architectural lighting design firm grows even stronger.
Lam Partners is thrilled to announce that studioi of Pittsburgh, PA has joined the firm. The studioi company was founded in 2003 by Principal Steve Iski, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP, and has grown its reputation and portfolio by creating luminous environments that enhance people’s experiences with architecture, through the careful integration of lighting. Since its founding, studioi has collaborated with architects, owners and developers on a wide range of project types including civic, corporate, hospitality, institutional, public art, theaters and master planning. studioi is an award-winning firm, best known for the daylighting and lighting design of the The TOWER at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh.
Our shared design philosophies and the similarity of our portfolios will lead to a seamless blending of both studios. Existing and new clients alike will benefit from our combined resources and expertise, our dedication to design excellence, and a shared strategy to use light to enhance places for people to work, live and play. studioi’s impressive portfolio and dedicated service to local and regional clients will remain strong, while enhancing the culture and capabilities of Lam Partners.
Over the past 56 years, Lam Partners has been at the forefront of architectural lighting, daylighting design, and now 3D parametric modeling, using lighting to artfully realize the vision of our clients. Weaving lighting into the fabric of architecture and urban environments has always been, and will always be, the mission of our combined firm. Mr. Iski is now a Principal of Lam Partners, and a key member of the leadership team as the Pittsburgh Director. Glenn Heinmiller, FIALD, LC, LEED AP, will be the Cambridge Director, with Paul Zaferiou, IALD, RA continuing as President, and Keith Yancey, IALD, AIA, LC, P.E. continuing as Vice President.
In addition to this exciting news about the merger of these two high-caliber firms, Lam Partners is proud to announce that Justin Brown, James Perry, Affiliate IIDA, and Matt Latchford, PE, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP, have been promoted to Principals. These invaluable members of our team have 47 years of lighting design experience between them, and will continue to lead our firm for years to come.
It is an exciting time in the history of our two studios. The combined experience and creativity of our collective 25 team members promise a very bright future!
Light and material work together to create a visual rhythm and a sense of directional movement, flowing through the International Passenger’s Tunnel at McCarran International Airport. Graceful curving lines of light are concealed within the metal panels wrapping from wall to ceiling, fully integrating the lighting hardware into the architectural fabric of the connecting tunnel. Brightness envelops the passenger from all surfaces, enlivening the journey through the subterranean passageway.
Lam Partners has committed to buying 100% clean electricity for its Cambridge office through the City of Cambridge's new Community Electricity program. This program offers an option to pay a higher rate and purchase 100% of your electricity from renewable energy projects in New England.
This decision was made with strong support from the whole team at Lam Partners, expressing our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations, and our City.
Cambridge Community Electricity is an electricity aggregation program, a form of group purchasing in which a city or town uses the bulk buying power of the entire community to negotiate an electricity supply price for everyone. The program purchases renewable energy certificates (or RECs) to integrate renewable energy into the City’s electricity supply. With the Cambridge Community Electricity program, Eversource will continue to deliver electricity to Cambridge, but the City will now use a competitive bid process to choose its own electricity supplier. For more information, go to: masspowerchoice.com/cambridge.
Glenn Heinmiller discusses the past and future of lighting, the creative process, and offers advice to the next generation of lighting designers in an interview with WE-EF Lighting USA. Read the whole article here.
Explore some of Glenn’s featured work
Lam Partners teamed with William Rawn Associates and Stantec Architecture on the design of the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic. Architectural Record spoke with principals from WRA and Stantec, as well as key personnel from the Cleveland Clinic and Taussig Cancer Center, to learn how the Clinic’s “patient first” philosophy informed the minimalist design of this state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility. Read the whole story here.
Photos © Robert Benson
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building named Silver Medalist of the Rudy Bruner Awards
June 21, 2017 / no comments
We are thrilled to announce that the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building has been named Silver Medalist of the 2017 Rudy Bruner Awards for Urban Excellence. Lam Partners teamed with Mecanoo and Sasaki on the design, which included renovation and restoration of the historic and iconic Ferdinand’s Furniture building in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. This new municipal office building offers community space and a roof terrace that is accessible to the public. It is part of the Dudley Square Vision Project, an effort set in motion by former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino to revitalize the Dudley Square neighborhood.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Biologics Development Building wins the 2017 ISPE Facility of the Year Award for Facility Integration
June 8, 2017 / no comments