Lam Receives Four LIT Design Awards

30 December 2019

We are elated to announce that our firm has received four 2019 Lit Design Awards!

First place Winners:

Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition Category

On a six-acre sacred site in Montgomery, Alabama, this national lynching memorial recognizes the history of racial injustice in our country and serves as a remembrance of the victims and those who fled from racial terror in America. Approaching the memorial, the form is dark and mysterious. As you get closer, a glow from beyond the forest of monuments beckons. At the threshold, massive monuments rest silently on the ground. Quickly the ground begins to give way, spilling light out under each monument. Down the first ramp, each of them is lit from below by a narrow beam of light. As you transition, the monuments are no longer engaged with your body; they now fly above your head. At this point, the lighting for each monument gives way to a pattern of uplights, which create a dappled, uneven effect above.

Workplace Lighting Category

Not wanting to create your typical corporate financial office space, this global investment firm opted for a fun, collaborative, and comfortable work environment for the renovation of its executive office suite. Lighting effects and decorative ceiling systems were used to define various open plan “neighborhoods.” Uplights were used to create brighter ceiling plane to encourage collaboration, while other areas were primarily downlighted to promote quieter contemplative space.

Honorable Mentions

Workplace Lighting Category

Meant as a space for public interface, Autodesk’s BUILD space includes multiple areas for congregation. An espresso bar and a “Thinking Studio” form the entry, with unique features such as a 55’ long direct-indirect ‘pill’ shaped pendant, a color-changing cove, and articulated pendant uplights to illuminate an expanded metal mesh ceiling. Six additional meeting spaces in the core all employ foamed aluminum ceilings, with unique lighting for each space, save for one room – the cylindrical “Kiva,” which features a luminous ceiling with programmable, tunable white nodes floating just above the stretched fabric. Open office space completes the program, with linear fixtures arranged in tandem with a clever baffle design to deliver a visually dynamic, yet comfortable luminous environment.

Street Lighting Category

Beyond Walls is a group of business owners, residents and artists creating public art, seeking to revitalize Lynn, MA, and to offer improved wayfinding and a sense of security in the heart of the downtown area. Lam Partners teamed with Payette and Port Lighting to design dramatic and colorful underpass lighting, connecting Central Square and Washington Street, creating an inviting and appealing nighttime experience.

Congratulations to everyone who helped us achieve these wonderful accolades! We are so proud to be working on incredible projects, with incredible people everyday.

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