The Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX, built in the art deco style in exquisite detail, is the grand new home to the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, a Texas institution. With seating for up to 14,000, the enormous state-of-the-art multipurpose facility is capable of hosting equestrian shows, NCAA Division I college basketball games, ice hockey games, various indoor sporting events, concerts, and a variety of conferences and trade shows, in addition to the Rodeo. The main arena is built over an exhibition space, whose roof serves as an outdoor event plaza. The arena also had unique custom fixture design.
Main Street Station, designated as a National Historic Landmark, is a rehabilitated and repurposed former train shed located in downtown Richmond, VA. Originally built in 1901, and attached to north end of the Renaissance Revival-style headhouse, the shed once served as a dead-end platform for passenger trains. The building was stripped down to its riveted steel structure and reskinned to create the beautiful and historically respectful building you see today, which serves as an event space.
The renovations to the Johnson Addition of the Boston Public Library breathe life back into this 1970s-era building. Largely untouched since the building’s construction, the original lighting was harsh and monochromatic. The architect was tasked with modernizing the interior to meet the needs of today’s patrons and build in flexibility for future reconfigurations. The new design is inviting and youthful, with bold colors, a mixture of furniture styles and stack layouts, and much more open space. Following the contemporary and playful theme of the new design, the pendant lighting system runs asymmetrically to the building grid; this provides both visual interest and reliable illumination for a variety of new programs. Each special area has its own lighting flavor: whimsical for the children’s room, and tech/industrial for the teens’ section. The new study tables bordering the central atrium have modern table-mounted task lights with green fabric shades, recalling the classic green-glass reading lights in the adjoining original McKim, Mead and White building.
Perched along the Charles River, the original Genzyme Allston Landing building is a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, with a red brick façade. The glass curtain wall of this LEED Silver addition is a strong contrast to the older facility, yet it still maintains subtle hints of the older design.
Floor to ceiling glass with exterior sun shades and interior automated sun control louvers brings the staff closer to the outdoors, while also helping to mitigate heat gain and glare. With the introduction of daylight into the building, the lighting design offers a bright, pleasant work environment. The lighting energy usage is far below code, due to an advanced lighting control system and progressive design strategies.
Predominantly T8 fluorescent systems provide ambient illumination, while task lighting was used throughout the building to boost local light levels in workstations, and to allow users to adjust their own work environment.
The internal lighting systems also provide the lighting effect for the building at night. No façade lighting was used, but instead a few key lighting elements remain lighted for a few extra hours at night, giving passers-by a glimpse into the inner workings of the space.
|LOCATION:||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|SIZE:||16,710 sq. ft.|
|ARCHITECT:||Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.|
|AWARDS:||2013 IES Illumination Award of Merit|
|2013 IES Illumination Section Award|
|PHOTOGRAPHER:||© Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.|
|DESIGN TEAM:||Paul Zaferiou|
Designed as a premier destination in Calgary’s East End, this gallery space is itself a work of art. Perched on the top floor of a 4-story building below an undulating roof, this space provides a forum for the city’s vibrant emerging artistic community. The large open area is subdivided into smaller galleries and working spaces to suit installations of varied size and scope, and is shaped by a reading room, a unique “nest” conference room, and a black-box gallery space with LED track heads. The low-voltage dimmable halogen track system is overlaid with concealed fluorescent work lights, and the LED fixtures are tucked into the architecture allow the space to speak for itself. A central dimming system was incorporated to extend halogen lamp life, conserve energy, and allow the staff to easily adapt the lighting to suit a wide variety of show requirements – with the convenience of a custom iPad control surface.
Umass Medical School Albert Sherman CenterAcademic | Daylighting
|SIZE:||500,000 sq. ft.|
|OWNERS:||University of Massachusetts|
|ARCHITECT:||Architectural Resources Cambridge|
|PHOTOGRAPHER:||© Peter Vanderwarker|
|DESIGN TEAM:||Glenn Heinmiller|
This cutting-edge lab, classroom and office facility features extensive use of daylighting and lighting controls, combined with task-ambient lighting throughout the laboratory spaces, to deliver significant energy savings.