The Linde Center for Music and Learning on the Tanglewood campus in Lenox, MA is located in the idyllic Berkshires. It includes three rehearsal buildings, with the largest of the three providing a performance space, connected to a café. A winding pathway between the buildings is thoughtfully lit by off-center downlights, reducing light spill to the outdoor performance area. Dimmable exterior lighting allows for ambient levels during concerts, while reducing light trespass for neighbors. This comfortable outdoor concert venue is a perfect place to bring a blanket and picnic basket and to enjoy an evening of lovely music.
Lam Labs at Lam Partners installed a site-specific light art installation “Light in Context ” at Buckingham Brown and Nichols Upper School Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Constructed of white screen, colored gels, and Color Kinetics RGBW 10×60 grazers, Lam transforms the BB&N Gallery space through light and material.
The project sees the construction of a new 36,000 square-foot facility for CMU’s College of Engineering. Funded by a gift from ANSYS, this project blurs the lines between interior and exterior spaces, and conference rooms provide views over the Oakland portion of the City.
The new home for Boston University’s Howard Thurman Center encompasses 19,000 SF and is a key student life hub at the center of campus. The new space supports existing programs, allows for expanded programming, and captures the energy of the people who make the center unique. The street-level space brings increased visibility to the Howard Thurman Center through a new building entry defined by the undercut corner of the building. Inside, a variety of meeting and event spaces, both formal and informal, provide the flexibility to support a variety of programs. Staff offices are dispersed throughout, allowing for increased student-staff interactions and visibility throughout the center. The meditation room allows for students to decompress and focus their attention in a quiet space. The whole design is grounded and centered on a community stair that connects the two levels and provides spaces for gathering, performing, and chance meetings.
Originally built in 1974, Soldiers Field Park is a collection of Harvard Business School graduate student housing buildings, located in Allston, MA. This massive renovation consists of a full renewal program for the interiors of four separate buildings, with a total of 470 dormitory units, along with amenities such as student lounges, lobbies, fitness rooms, and a childcare center. The exterior renovation includes all new hardscape and landscaping throughout, with a child-care area. The renovation is happening in four phases, spread over five years at a cost of approximately $230,000,000. Soldiers Field Park is a LEED Gold project.
Middlebury College Bostwick Family Squash CenterSports Facilities | Academic
|ARCHITECT:||ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge|
|PHOTOGRAPHER:||© Middlebury College|
|DESIGN TEAM:||Glenn Heinmiller|
The LEED Platinum Middlebury Squash Facility offers nine new squash courts with spectator seating, a fitness center, and a grand lobby. A dramatic skylight is the sole source of illumination for the spectator seating area; at night, the etched glass is illuminated by dimmed LED fixtures, seamlessly replacing the daylight after dark. The blade elements of the lobby ceiling function as light fixtures, indirectly lighting the entire space. At night this glowing ceiling turns the dramatic exterior of the building into an inviting portal.
From the beginning, the Edward S. Wolak Library was conceived as a daylighted space. The tall expanses of vertical glazing in the main reading room offers sweeping views out and ample daylight in. The glass walls are protected by a warm wooden lid serving as a portico and large-scale overhang to shield direct sun. On the west façade there is an additional layer of vertical wooden fins to help block low setting sun. In the center of the large two-story reading room, is a sculptured laylight that diffuses daylight and balances the brightness from the abundant vertical sidelighting. Most all of the electric lighting is integrated above the sculpted ceiling, tucked into coves, slots, and other architectural details to supplement daylight when needed, and to glow the building at night.
With a data driven architectural concept, this early childhood development and daycare center attempts to disrupt the norm of early education. The main space is designed to feel like a large exterior environment while dwellings for the children, divided by age, are situated within an implied exterior environment. Each of the dwellings feature a unique architectural design with gracefully integrated lighting details that sinuously express the novel architectural forms through coves and slots.