The lighting of the historic Boston City Hall has given new life to this landmark building. Lam Partners worked with the Boston Public Facilities Department and architectural firm Utile to highlight the Kallmann, McKinnell and Knowles building’s original design intent of civic aspiration and monumentality with lighting. LED technology was implemented throughout, providing color-changing flexibility while also helping to meet the city’s sustainability goals. The new scheme removes the unsightly flood lights that were added to the building over the years to make Boston City Hall a more vibrant, safe, and welcoming space at the city’s civic heart.
This new 17-story, 450,000-square-foot Class-A office building in Boston’s Seaport District promotes sustainable design while enhancing neighborhood vibrancy and innovation within the building. Lighting was carefully selected for both sustainable and aesthetic opportunities. Tenant amenities include a private fitness center and a rooftop terrace with sweeping skyline and harbor views. 121 Seaport achieved LEED Platinum efficiency certification; the site commanded creative orientation and material selection, and from these incremental developments has developed an unprecedented embodiment of sustainability.
Bringing together patient treatment programs into one centralized location, the 377,000-square- foot Cleveland Clinic Cancer Building includes 126 exam rooms, 98 infusion bays, six linear accelerators, seven procedure rooms, and a Gamma Knife room. The prominent cantilevered glass façade and extensive use of glass on the north and south facades fill the building with daylight, while a series of direct and indirect lighting is used in patient rooms and treatment areas to promote comfort.
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.
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.