Architectural SSL - May 2022

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ARCHITECTURAL ILLUMINATION MATTERS The demands of the educational environment are changing, but the thoughtful and innovative use of lighting can achieve the latest design objectives. From wayfinding to wow, three profiled projects showcase new ways that lighting and light art can support student needs. [ PAGE 18 ]

AT THE FRONT Explore the many ways that lighting connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) can benefit students, administrators, and staff. DESIGNER INSIGHTS Michael Barber, Principal, The Lighting Practice explains his approach to the union of architecture and light throughout an educational setting.

SSL ADVANCES Check out some of the latest lighting creations from Studio M, Original BTC, Lodes, Gabriel Scott, Aurora Lampworks and more.

SSL PROFILE Tour the ancient ruins of the Domus Aurea in Rome, now lit to recreate an original experience and withstand harsh elements.

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A LESSON IN LIGHTING Powel SLAMS K-8 school project balances form and function with academic lighting design rooted in practicality.

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26 Project Profile: Ancient ruins illuminated to recreate an original experience. By Heather Ronaldson




07 Light as Architecture

05 LED Insights

Use light as a building material. By Vilma Barr

This issue features a bevy of experts to discuss the new forms and functions of lighting. By Jeanie Fitzgerald Pitts

08 Winning Products 28 Project Profile: Field of Dreams comes to life. By John Mesenbrink

LZF wins Good Design Awards for Eris and Big Bird Horizontal. By Heather Ronaldson

29 Project Profile: Connected lighting brings comfort and efficiency into a Barcelona office. By Jeff Pitts

09 Retail for Gen Z

30 Project Profile: Create focal glow and play of brilliants in an urban plaza in central Israel. By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett


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Cutting-edge fashion brand Garage finds success with onbrand, brick-and-mortar pop up. By Vilma Barr

40 SSL Observed The concept of an urban dreamscape is erected in the River Vilaine in Rennes, France. By Vilma Barr

"The process of learning and forming mental connections is more easily accomplished in an environment that is beautiful, immersive, and enveloping." —Joseph O'Donnell, Artist, Creative Machines

On the Cover: Powel SLAMS K-8 School in West Philadelphia designed by Rogers Partners and lighting design by The Lighting Practice emphasizes active learning, interaction, and engagement. Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

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10 Designer Insights: Michael Barber, The Lighting Practice Powel SLAMS K-8 School

32 Advances See the latest stunning luminaires from Studio M, Original BTC, Lodes, Aurora Lampworks, Gabriel Scott, and more. By Heather Ronaldson

Michael Barber walks readers through the unique needs and solutions developed for the different areas of the school. by Jana Madsen

14 At the Front: Connected Lighting Explore of the role that connected lighting can play in the educational environment. by Jeff Pitts

18 Architectural Illumination Matters: Education Three projects showcase the ways that lighting and light art can improve the student experience. by Vilma Barr

36 White Pages Industry insider Mark Duffy sheds light on Zhaga Consortium's mission for intelligent lighting with connectivity via IoT for smart cities and buildings. By Jeff Pitts

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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Vilma Barr Barbara Horwitz-Bennett Jana Madsen John Mesenbrink Jeff Pitts Heather Ronaldson DESIGN & PRODUCTION Dave Pape Art Director Lauren Lenkowski

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An Expert-Led Education in Lighting’s New Form and Function Today’s educational settings serve as the perfect showcase for the way that lighting can provide enough efficient, glare-free illumination to allow students to learn, while accommodating new methods and materials used for teaching and creating the moments of intrigue and whimsy capable of sparking a sense of curiosity. This issue brings in a bevy of experts to discuss proven approaches to award-winning designs and shine a little light upon the somewhat fuzzy new world of connected lighting. One expert is Alexandra Barker, FAIA, Principal of Barker Associates Architecture Office (BAAO), in New York City, and the assistant chairperson

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program at Pratt Institute. According to Barker, “Technology and lifestyle changes of younger environments have to function, opening up new design opportunities.” See how she incorporates this knowledge in her design of City Kids in

City Kids in Brooklyn (pg. 18)

Brooklyn (pg. 18). For Michael Barber, Principal of The Lighting Practice, it’s simple. “It’s the union of light and architecture, with a focus on the program. At the end of the day, it’s got to be functional and if

environment and offer a few insights for design

the lighting goes away, honestly, we’ve done our

teams ready to take the first step.

jobs.” Explore the ways Barber expertly balances

Beyond the latest potential function in

practicality and technology, with a pop of wow,

lighting, there is form and, in lighting, form can

as he walks us through the recently completed

be a lot of fun. For proof, look no further than

Powel Elementary School and Science Leader-

the stunning new luminaires launching into the

ship Academy Middle School (SLAMS) in

market by design geniuses located in the U.S.

West Philadelphia (pg. 10).

and across the pond. Our Advances section

Another hot topic in the lighting industry is

is filled with beautiful lighting and control

IoT and connected lighting. These terms are

creations from Studio M, Original BTC, Lodes,

everywhere and while they feel important, the

Aurora Lampworks, Gabriel Scott, and more.

specifics present as being overly complex and

These luminaires will make you never want

the benefits message is muddy. In this issue,

to look away (pg. 32).

industry experts Mark Duffy of MD35 and Mike Lunn from Cooper Lighting Solutions weigh

Happy Reading!•

in to clarify why IoT and connected lighting can improve a person’s experience in the built

Jeanie Fitzgerald Pitts, Managing Editor


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Light art installation Fiat Lux.3 Architectures of Light, shown at the 2022 Madrid Design Festival, creates virtual architecture with light. Lighting designer Antoni Arola, who heads Esudi Antoni Arola based in Barcelona, and light manufacturer Simon, headquartered in Madrid, combined their talents and technologies to develop the installation. Their work gave dimensionality to light and spaces, with scenes that came alive by combining scenography, theater, and sound effects. “Architecture is created from light,” says Arola. “Fiat Lux.3 is our interpretation of light ABOVE: ”Fiat Lux” is the Latin phrase for “Let There be Light,” derived from the third verse of the Book of Genesis.

as a building material. Non-existent spaces appear out of nowhere, mutate, mix, cut, dialogue, and fade away,” he points out. The primary components were a smoke machine, Generadador lasers, arc 20 RGB, 20W, and a Beyond control system plus DMX. To create these “non-existent spaces,” the exhibition hall was filled with smoke at timed intervals with a number of lasers positioned on lighting stands to create two-dimensional planes of light that sliced through the smoke. “These two-dimensional planes formed walls of light, construction elements that changed and moved as they were interrupted by objects and passing visitors,” he described. A tree formed a focal point for the exhibition and was fitted to a motorized base that slowly spun and rotated. Lasers faced the tree and swept side-to-side to create piercing strips of light as the planes came into contact with the tree’s rotating branches.

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A soundscape by Mans O was paired with the light installation to provide visitors with an immersive experience. The installation is an ongoing project sponsored by Arola and Simon that evolves and ABOVE: Wooden panels suspended from the ceiling and the equipment stands interrupt light paths to create openings within the spaces.

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LZF Wins Awards LZF captured international attention in 2021 for innovative light fixtures, Eris and Big Bird Horizontal, which won two Good Design Awards.


Designed by Mayice Studio, Eris is distinguished for its abstract and ethereal beauty. Combining glass and wood, as well as light and shadow, it is considered the perfect mood light. Its orbital shape, with a metallic base, replicates the dwarf planet with the same name. “Every material used by Mayice has soul. We like to work with both the master craftsmen who manipulate a material, and the material itself,” said Mayice Studio founders Imanol Calderon Elosegui and Marta Alonso Yebra. Eris was crafted by master artisan, Eduardo Garuti, with hand-blown borosilicate glass. Inside the orb, a wood veneer tube diffuses soft LED light for a variety of spaces. Eris is one of three glass lamps designed by Mayice Studio, alongside Dune and Estela. It is available as both a table lamp and suspension lamp. Even when off, Eris is praised for its ornamental design. Big Bird Horizontal joins LZF’s life-size family, alongside Elephant, Fish, and Koi. The fixture is a masterful display of wood craftsmanship and design. It reimagines “the concept of what a lamp can be in both shape and scale,” according to Good Design Awards. Big Bird Horizontal hovers overhead like a gentle hummingbird and radiates light from its © LZF

frosted glass globe, which hangs from the bird’s beak. It was created by illustrator and designer Isidro Ferrer in collaboration with master artisan Manolo Martin. The design is typified by vareta, a traditional wood carving technique.

ABOVE: Big Bird is a contemporary sculpture that champions wood craftsmanship. It’s available in both vertical and horizontal forms, as well as a smaller version called Birdy.

“To achieve the form, the element is reproduced by using sections, called dogas, and the ‘skin’ is shaped by means of fine woods, called varetas,” said Martin in a press release. Good Design awards are presented on the basis of aesthetic merit, materials, craftsmanship, innovation, sustainability and functionality. Winners are selected across 55 countries, among several thousand designers and companies, by an interna-

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ney, Gen Z is the next frontier in retail consumption. They have a strong preference for brick-andmortar shopping (81% prefer them) compared to a digital experience. Upon entering the Toronto pop-up, customers visually connect with the brightly illuminated merchandise. Around the perimeter and suspended from the slanted skylight structure are white track fixtures. From the high open ceiling in the central selling area, groups of wire-hung fixtures with white shades hang in parallel rows to direct customers’ views down to the products on display at the rear of the store. The material selection supports the lighting efficacy with Corian tile fixtures, galvanized wall panels, white steel fixtures, dichroic glass, and infinite mirrors, creating an eclectic environment that maximizes the transformation of the existing space. A black and white floor-to-ceiling dimensional mural by Delphine Dussoubs is a fanciful artistic addition and just another example of the store’s understanding of its target market

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Powel Elementary School and Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS) Drexel University Campus, West Philadelphia Architect: Rogers Partners Lighting Design: The Lighting Practice Photos: Albert Vecerka/Esto (unless noted) Text: Jana Madsen

Lighting Designer Insight: Michael Barber joined The Lighting Practice in 1995 and became a principal of the firm in 2004. He has designed lighting for education, healthcare, corporate and retail environments. Barber acts as the firm’s sustainable design coordinator, working with the staff to maximize their design vision while minimizing the impact to the environment. He is an Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and participates on the Energy and Sustainability committee. He served for over a decade as an assistant adjunct professor in the Architecture Department at Drexel University and has lectured in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program at Philadelphia University. Lighting design priorities remain

Philadelphia, explains: “You don’t

achieving the vision of their clients.

the same despite how schools and

need to specify tunable light

The recent Powel SLAMS K-8 school

learning have changed.

sources, color changing fixtures,

project is just one example.

or technologically cumbersome

Opened in 2021, the Powel

Academic lighting design remains

products. I try to keep it simple.

SLAMS school co-located Powel

rooted in practicality. That’s not to

It’s the union of light and architec-

Elementary School and Science

say that the spaces are stagnant

ture, with a focus on the program.

Leadership Academy Middle School

or that the challenges of lighting

At the end of the day, it’s got to be

(SLAMS) on the Drexel University

them aren’t real. It’s simply a mat-


campus. The 87,000 sq. ft., two-

ter of balancing form and function,

Michael A. Barber, IALD, LEED AP BD+C


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The Lighting Practice has

story building in West Philadelphia

along with practicality and tech-

built a portfolio of extraordinary

nology, all while making program-

projects based on the fundamen-

is now open to 720 students.

ming the priority. Michael Barber,

tal principles of careful listening,

the lighting design at Powel

Principal, The Lighting Practice,

collaboration, and dedication to

SLAMS to the function of school

Barber’s team carefully tailored

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spaces. “We were engaged in a

cafeteria and auditorium) contains

and provide even ambient illumi-

few planning and programming

downlight cylinders that provide

nation,” says Barber. Projections,

sessions to understand what

functional light on lunch tables and

smart boards, and other tech tools

was most important to the client

track lighting fixtures to deliver

make minimizing glare and reflec-

and how the lighting should

accent illumination in areas where

tion a priority, as well as recogniz-

function and operate,” says Barber.

a stage/podium can be located.

ing that all areas of the classroom

Wayfinding graphics were lit

With an emphasis on active

are being used for instruction.

to make them obvious and easy

learning, interaction, and engage-

“We have to treat the room more

to read. The gated playground

ment, the classrooms at Powel

evenly. Writing surfaces are all

was outfitted with building- and

SLAMS are lit for high visual acuity.

around the room now,” he adds.

pole-mounted small aperture

Students today work more col-

The high ceilings of exposed con-

accent lights for security and

laboratively than in the past. “The

crete deck meant that a combina-

safe play. And the cafetorium (a

concepts are still the same though:

tion of direct/indirect lighting

multi-use space that doubles as a

put lighting on writing surfaces

fixtures had to compete for space 


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verticality of these spaces. “In

even illumination in classrooms.

those larger public areas, we tried

Downlights in the soffit provide

to make the lighting go away as

light on writing surfaces.

much as possible and focus on the

Learning and collaboration also happens in areas outside the classroom and the lighting design

architecture, the natural light, and views to the outside,” he adds. Glazing heights are maximized

supports that. “A corridor isn’t just

at Powel SLAMS and natural light

a corridor anymore. Circulation

and artificial light are carefully

areas now have spaces carved out

balanced to provide even light

of them where people can sit and

levels. “Access to natural light is

gather,” Barber explains. At Powel

critical in learning environments,

SLAMS, circulation paths contain

but you don’t want the deeper ends

larger public break-out areas.

of the space to feel cave-like,” notes

The Lighting Practice integrated

Barber. Teachers have the option

cove lighting to emphasize the

to use window shades and dimmer


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controls to achieve a comfortable

Rogers Partners of New York City,

learning environment. Classrooms

to ensure the lighting adhered

also have daylight sensors. The

to a minimal aesthetic. Around

Lighting Practice provided guid-

the perimeter of the cafetorium

ance on the lighting controls for

and gymnasium (two spaces on

the school, which is a networked

opposite ends of the building)

system. “There is a central back-

an inexpensive lighting system

end, a brain, that controls every-

illuminates the upper portions of

thing and allows for timeclock

an acrylic facade. “It creates this

control,” explains Barber. “The idea

luminous halo around the tops of

was that in typical classrooms, a

these two spaces and bookends the

teacher can dim and control the

building,” Barber adds. Otherwise,

lighting fairly easily without hav-

the school’s lighting is integrated

ing to call the IT guy.”

so harmoniously, you hardly notice

The Lighting Practice worked collaboratively with the architect,

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DAYLIGHTING AND HIGH BAYS The gymnasium benefits from natural daylight filtered through frosted acrylic wall coverings and is supplemented by traditional high bays. Kenall Manufacturing EPLB series or Circle 234.

it. “If the lighting goes away, honestly, we’ve done our jobs.”•


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THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE Knowing exactly who is smoking in the boys’ room, and benefits of lighting connected to the Internet of Things in the educational environment. BY JEFF PITTS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The teaching tools utilized in a modern classroom are

system (paid for) in X years. But if that same product—the

rapidly evolving. Wall-based pencil sharpeners and black-

one that you’re going to get that’s paid for in three years,

boards have left the building, while laptops, computers and

five years, or whatever the ROI is—if it can also provide all

Smart Boards are indispensable. Smart lighting systems, in

this other stuff, is that of value?”

tandem with the Internet of Things (IoT), might soon reinvent the learning experience yet again. Better lighting controls empower instructors to

Is it valuable to know where your students and teachers are in the school? “If there’s a fire drill, your facility manager, vice principal

manipulate the environment to maximize performance,

or whoever has to go room by room to make sure that the

influence behavior—for the better—improve emotional

school is empty. The teachers have to do a headcount out in

responses and achieve superior learning outcomes, says Mike Lunn, Product Marketing Manager at Halo Recessed, Cooper Lighting Solutions and a 26-year veteran in the lighting industry. Architects should take full advantage of their entire arsenal. “Classrooms now have to be looked at almost like office spaces where it is a computerized environment,” says Lunn.


Utilizing indirect lighting is an obvious must, as is compensating for the inevitable glare that comes with having

the lawn to make sure everyone’s accounted for. But what

Chromebooks on each desk. But don’t forget about white

if you had an app that allowed you to say, ‘In the parking

tuning, Lunn cautions, which frequently gets engineered

lot, I see all my student badges,’ because all students have

out or lost in the shuffle before construction. Color temper-

a badge when they check in anyway, as a lot of schools are

ature can affect alertness, behavior, emotion, and attitude.

moving to that kind of badge technology for attendance. If

If early-bird students are arriving a bit groggy, a softer color

we make that an RFID tag that the lights read, now, ‘I see all

might be beneficial. Test taking might be optimal at one

the students in the parking lot, and I don’t see any badges in

color, while the “after lunch, turkey sandwich blues” might

the school. We’re good.’”

require something else. Properly lit spaces can help kids learn, but when the light-

Streamlining fire drills is one thing, but the application becomes more critical in actual emergencies. Gunshot

ing is equipped with sensors and plugged into the Internet

detection devices not only count the number of shots fired,

of Things, that’s when Lunn’s imagination begins to glow.

but they recognize the caliber and discern which angle the

“It’s the art of the possible,” explains Lunn. Schools that

bullets came from, Lunn explains. “You can say, ‘There are

replace fluorescents with LEDs will realize significant

three people down this hallway,’ and that is valuable infor-

energy savings, meaning their new system will have a

mation to feed the first responders and for determining

faster ROI. “So, you’re going to get this lighting control

how to evacuate.” Continued on page 16


A rendering of a classroom (top, left) equipped with Metalux Cruze ST lighting and its latchless design to provide a clean look.

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The Corelite Continua SQ4 lighting fixtures aim to deliver bigtime energy savings as well as aesthetic appeal.

The potential for schools to easily conduct contact tracing also exists when sensors are combined with the badge system. “If student X came in contact for 10 minutes with student Y, and nowhere did that friend group ever touch these other © Cooper Lighting Solutions

classrooms. I can see that,” says Lunn. “I have the data. So rather than shutting down the whole school, I can say, ‘OK, this group has to take two weeks off, but because the classroom was isolated for whatever reason during that day, we’ll only send them home while keeping everybody else functioning. What a difference that would have made for students over the last two years—and their parents.” Teenagers with mischievous minds might not adore all these new-fangled IoT-related apparatuses, such as the delinquent detectors that catch kids sneaking out the back door. “It can seem a bit big brotherish,” explains Lunn. “But if you’re in the school business, it’s about safety.” Ditto for the sensors that detect THC, vape and cigarette smoke. “Tie those to the badge readers,” he laughs, “now you’ll know who was smoking in the boys room.”•


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LESSONS IN LIGHTING By Vilma Barr, contributing editor

Demands of the educational environment are changing, but thoughtful and innovative use of lighting and light art can create visual interest, pique curiosity, and contribute toward productive school days.


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The use of lighting in schools is changing and for good reason. “Technology and lifestyle changes of younger generations have changed the way that learning environments have to function, opening up new design opportunities,” said Alexandra Barker, FAIA, principal of Barker Associates Architecture Office (BAAO), and assistant chairperson of the graduate architecture and urban design program at Pratt Institute.


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Schools today must help capture the increasingly fleeting attention span of students, encourage socialization, inspire curiosity, accommodate the demands of STEM and robotics curriculums, facilitate group learning and more. As class-

“TECHNOLOGY AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES OF YOUNGER GENERATIONS HAVE CHANGED THE WAY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS HAVE TO FUNCTION, OPENING UP NEW DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES.” rooms are being created in ways that increase comfort and flexibility, and nurture new learning styles, more thought is also going into the design of the spaces outside the classroom— offering students more places to sit, meet, plan, and collaborate. Lighting is an important consideration in achieving these many, multi-faceted deliverables. The three projects profiled here provide excellent examples of how architects and lighting designers are approaching the new demands of the learning environment with the thoughtful

© Francis Dzikowski, courtesy BAAO

and innovative use of luminaires and light art.

 OPENINGS Variations in the size and shape of the luminaires and openings in this space create a sense of wonder and intrigue.

AN ANIMATED CEILING PLANE There is little at first sight of the City Kids

ages 2-12, a smooth transition from home to

of Brooklyn that reminds the visitor of the

a creative learning destination. Working with

traditional “school” setting. The 11,000-sq.-ft.

an advisory committee of parents, the need to

space is more like the lobby and public areas of a

introduce elements of the out-of-doors became

charming boutique hotel, with some residential

the basis for the interior’s core design factor—

touches. That was the intent of project architect

a central double-height atrium courtyard.

Alexandra Barker, principal of BAAO.


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City Kids Education Center offers students,

Education Center in the Williamsburg section

Barker brought the feeling of the sky inside

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City Kids Education Center Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Two dozen fixtures with white shades in a variety of organic shapes are suspended from the rich blue ceiling.


 AWARD-WINNING EDUCATION The design of City Kids earned a 2021 Design of Excellence award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) N.Y.

by painting the roof-level atrium covering a

In other areas of the building, illumination is

rich sky-blue hue. Then she used luminaires in

provided by circular ceiling fixtures with small,

made some COVID-related tweaks to the design

an inventive way to further animate the ceiling

medium, and large dimensions, placed in a semi-

of this educational space. “The pandemic

plane. From this surface, Barker suspended

random pattern throughout, imitating clouds.

prompted some ventilation improvements in

two dozen fixtures with white shades in variety

Rims are tinted the same color as the ceiling.

the form of electronic and ultraviolet light,

of organic shapes. During the day, they can

Curved niches in the walls accommodate single

Constructed during the pandemic, Barker

HVAC filters, touchless security and check in

represent clouds to the children. On days when

users or small groups. On the upper level, open-

points, as well as the addition of operable win-

it becomes dark in the late afternoon, they can

ings on the perimeter allow children to look down

dows to bring light and air to all classrooms,”

appear as stars to add sparkle to the setting.

onto the activities in the atrium’s street level.

she said.

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Waunakee Community School District Intermediate School

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Location: Waunakee, Wisc.

NAVIGATE A NEW SCHOOL  Nestled amidst a patchwork of farm fields


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Waunakee Community School District Intermedi-

the lion’s share of the overhead ambient illumi-

ate School expertly melds the agrarian culture of

nation, but the orientation of the lighting fixtures

its students with a cutting-edge educational envi-

is not uniform across the ceiling plane. Instead,

ronment and next-level flexibility that will allow

some of the fixtures run perpendicular to the

the building to repurpose and grow as the needs

large window wall in the room, while others,

of the curriculum and community evolve. It did it

installed on a dropped, dark-toned ceiling surface

so well, in fact, that the 156,000-sq. ft. facility has

above the free-standing book shelves, run paral-

been the recipient of numerous awards, includ-

lel. Above the informal reading and conversation

ing the 2017 ASID Wisconsin Gold Award.

space adjacent to the window wall are ceiling

According to CEO Rich Tennessen of Epp-

hung fixtures with filigree green shades that dif-

stein Uhen Architects, the building and design

ferentiate the space from its neighboring areas.

decisions, including the lighting, were made to

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One of the ways the design of this school differs

emulate the surrounding farms and agricultural

from the typical single classroom approach is its

setting. Repetitious patterns are found through-

organization into villages. “It’s a large school, but

out the building, similar to the rows of crops

there are small schools within the school. They’re

found in the nearby fields. “Natural daylight and

called villages,” explains Chris Michaud, Senior

integrated ceiling light were important to give an

Design Architect, Eppstein Uhen Architects.

organic feel to the linear space,” Tennessen said.


Just take a look at how the lighting was

outside of Madison, Wisc., the design of the new

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 LINEAR LUMINAIRES Linear luminaires provide the lion’s share of the overhead ambient illumination, but the orientation of the lighting fixtures is not uniform. Some run perpendicular to the window wall in the room, while others, installed on a dropped, dark-toned ceiling surface above the free-standing book shelves, run parallel.

Community School District, agreed that LEDs should be used throughout the building for functional lighting and wayfinding, helping to guide students to these learning villages. The lighting also highlights collaboration spaces and other specialized areas as part of the wayfinding system. Sustainability was another aspect of the design that was important to the community. Rooftop solar panels generate power, while high-performance glass minimizes heat gain and glare. Geothermal heating contributes to energy savings. Beyond these energy-savvy systems, the school has an online tool that tracks the energy footprint of the building and students and faculty are able to view it. Tennessen is pleased with student reception of the online tool that gauges the pace of the power being generated and used for the building’s mechanical and electrical functions, including the lighting. “They can see for themselves the amount of power being generated and become familiar with the efficiency of its operations,” he said.

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Reby Cary Youth Library Location: Fort Worth, Texas

ENGAGE YOUNG MINDS WITH LIGHT ART  The Reby Cary Youth Library in Fort Worth, Tex-

as, is an incredible space for kids to expand their minds and imaginations. This, of course, was no © KAI Enterprises

accident. When KAI Enterprises were selected to provide the architectural and interior design services for this project, they asked themselves how they could encourage curiosity, reading, creativity, and critical thinking with design. The answer: full-height windows that flood the interior with an abundance of natural light; kid-height library stacks that are right-sized for pint-sized exploration, and colorful, upholstered


seating large enough for families to read together. While each of these amenities is noteworthy, to admire the most prized feature in the space, one needs to look up to the interactive light art

installation “represents the vast network of neu-

installation titled “Only Connect.”

rons connecting the youth and neighbors of the

Produced by award-winning artist Creative Machines, under the direction of Joseph O’Donnell, the Reby Cary Youth Library art

surrounding community,” said O’Donnell. Measuring over 121 ft.-long and 35 ft.-wide, the work interweaves 20,000 glass spheres. “The internal structure is comprised of a series of welded hubs, interconnected by sweeping arcs of rolled stainless tubing,” said Creative Machines design engineer Brandon Toland. “Intricately wrapped stainless steel ‘lace’ covers the entirety of the sculpture, holding thousands of individually hand-placed glass spheres. Each globe glows from the LED behind it.” Driving the network of LEDs is a sensor housed in a kiosk that responds to motion and color

INTERACTIVE LIGHT ART INSTALLATION “Only Connect,” produced by artist Creative Machines, under the direction of Joseph O’Donnell, measures over 121 ft.-long and 35 ft.-wide, interweaving 20,000 glass spheres with LEDS behind them.

signals such as people waving their hands, or holding illustrations from children’s books, or the color of visitors’ clothing. There are hidden sensors placed throughout the library that also


connections is more easily accomplished in an

20,000 glass globes glow from LEDs behind them. Color Kinetics iColor Flex LMX gen2

environment that is beautiful, immersive, and

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trigger special lighting sequences. Color Kinetics supplied the LEDs and other components. “The process of learning and forming mental

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For Quality and Trust: The Continuing Architect is now .EDU

Continuing education courses when you want it on any device for free. Here are some courses from the Art and Technology of Lighting.

Germicidal UV Lighting 101 C R E D I T S : 0 . 2 5 H S W, 0 . 2 5 L U S P O N S O R E D B Y: T H E L I G H T I N G E X C H A N G E

This course introduces the lighting technology Germicidal UV (GUV), which can play a role in reducing the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Germicidal effectiveness, risks of exposure, important safety considerations, and design best practices are all explored during this interview with Steve Guarracino, LC, IESNA, Source Market Specialist.

Dynamic Lighting CR EDITS : 0 . 2 5 H SW, 0 .2 5 LU S PONS OR ED BY: H E W I LLI A MS

This course shares the experiences of a commercial lighting manufacturer and explores how they work with dynamic lighting (tunable, color-changing and circadian) in luminaires, controls, and where the lighting community is being directed by standards.

Advancing Light Quality for Human Preference and Well-Being C R E D I T S : 1 . 5 H S W, 1 . 5 L U S P O N S O R E D B Y: F O CA L P O I N T

This course will review how today’s tech allows the quality of light to be more tailored to human preference, especially when it comes to designing interior spaces using lighting.

LED Lighting Designs for Architecture C R E D I T S : 1 H S W, 1 L U S P O N S O R E D B Y: I N S I G H T L I G H T I N G

This course examines several categories of LED technology and the appropriateness of each to various facets of architectural design, then a discussion of color-changing LED technology and its impact on the comfort and health of building occupants.

Meeting Your High Standards: The Continuing Architect (TCA) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Discussing Circadian Lighting and the WELL Building Standard with Marty Brennan

Egress Path Lighting & Emergency Lights ISO 502

TCA is an American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Service Provider (AIA CES).

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This course will explore the requirements, challenges, and best practices for achieving the Circadian Lighting Design Feature L03 in the WELL Building Standard version 2.0.

This course discusses emergency light selection and installation according to specific building codes standards. Once installed, these systems must be tested to ensure their efficacy in case of an emergency.

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Challenge: Of all the spaces that can be illuminated—educational, commercial, hospitality, historic—ancient ones are both wildly rare and incredibly challenging. This combination—scarce and difficult—makes them interesting stories to tell and this story begins with a little context. After the Great Fire of Rome destroyed nearly two-thirds of the city in 64 AD, Emperor Nero built the Domus Aurea, also known as the Golden House. The ostentatious palace is considered one of Rome’s most extravagant constructions, even though it was never completed. Many of its ancient structures remained buried underground for centuries. It took several decades to rescue and restore the Golden House’s passages, vaults, and hundreds of rooms before they could be open to the public. The latest restoration project by Stefano Boeri Architetti, created a new entrance and a pedestrian steel walkway that leads to what would have been Nero’s banquet room, the incredible Sala Ottagonale (Octagon Room), nearly 20-ft. below. Architetti’s construct has granted unprecedented access to the Domus Aurea’s subterranean rooms, but in order for people to appreciate this ancient site, it needed to be illuminated. Solution: The architect described the incorporation of the light in this way, “The gallery, where the pedestrian walkway is inserted, is conceived as a dark and contained space, in which the project draws a guideline of light that accompanies the visitor through a historical tale of the ruins, suggesting the idea of a journey in search of the celestial vault that opens, with a large oculus, in the Octagonal Room, the final destination of the itinerary. The path is divided into three parts—

GLOWING WALKWAY: The self-supporting steel walkway, designed by Architetti, descends through a dark, vaulted gallery and ends in the spectacular Octagon Room.


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called Vestibule, Milky Way, and Landing.” The key objectives of the lighting design were to maximize the visitor’s sense of discovery and


ERCO used Kona luminaires and Lightgap linear fittings to recreate the feeling of candlelight (2700K), daylight (4000), and water (5000K) throughout the Domus Aurea.

reveal the Domus Aurea’s original scale, beauty,

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LIGHTING LEVELS ARE KEPT LOW AND WARM TO RECREATE THE FEELING THAT THE SITE IS BEING EXPLORED BY TORCH AND CANDLELIGHT, JUST AS IT WAS WHEN THE DOMUS AUREA WAS FIRST REDISCOVERED IN THE 15TH CENTURY. or water effects were recreated. Although the new scheme has a much lower luminance level than the previous lighting system, the vastly improved light distribution now reaches the ceiling and has brought to light paintings that had not been seen before. Throughout the project, fittings and color temperatures were adapted to their location. In a 130-meter-long corridor known as the Criptoporticus, golden-hued light that resembles torch light is emitted from floorstanding luminaires, while cooler light that resembles daylight is emitted from high-level window niches. In the Nymphaeum of Polyphemus, where water used to flow into a central basin, the team recaptured this sensation of water by filling the space with a very cool light (5000K). “We had a constant and consistent relationship with ERCO. We shared all decisions, and this lead to an absolutely prolific collaboration that delivered an absolutely spectacular result,” said Stefano Borghini. 

art, and architecture. The physical lighting sys-

resistant projector. The projectors are highly

tem needed to be robust, capable of withstanding

adaptable and ideal for large-projection dis-

the hostile underground environment in which

tances. The pan-and-tilt mounting plates offer

it would be installed. The ruins are continuously

precise alignment, while also being weather

attacked by water, corrosive salts, and tree roots.

resistant—which is ideal for Domus Aurea’s

The new lighting also had to use the locations of

harsh conditions.

the existing, outdated lighting system and not interfere with the ancient structures. ERCO was brought in to deliver the specially

Aesthetically, the team sought to recreate the sense that the archeological site was being explored by individuals bearing only torches

tailored, subterranean lighting solution. The

or candles, just as they would have done when

manufacturer selected its Kona luminaires and

the Domus Aurea was first rediscovered in the

Lightgap linear fittings outfitted with different

15th century. To achieve this feeling, and for

color temperatures to meet the unique needs

conservation, light levels are kept low, and con-

of this project.

sistent warm light (2700K) was used through-

The Kona is an IP65 exterior-rated, corrosion-

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TORCH LAMPS: In some areas, adjustable

Kona fittings are placed in floorstanding, cone-shaped Corten steel housings, evoking torchères.

out the Golden House, except where daylight


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Musco Sports Lighting lit the original Field of Dreams movie more than 30 years ago and the MLB turned to Musco once again to provide the field and event lighting.

FIELD OF DREAMS Dyersville, Iowa

Challenge: The camera closes in as Kevin Costner pushes aside vibrant green stalks and steps out of a cornfield, onto a baseball field, followed by men in Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees jerseys. It is a clear August night in a small Iowa town. This scene sounds wildly familiar to fans of the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, but it’s not a recap of that classic film. It happened in real life, in 2021. Designed by the architectural firm Populous, this temporary field was built to exacting MLB standards and hosted the most-watched regular season MLB game in 16 years. 8,000 people attended the event in-person, while 5.9 million viewers enjoyed watching the New York Yankees

Solution: Populous designed the master plan for

take on the Chicago White Sox in the iconic Iowa

the project, which connected the original movie

setting from the comfort of their own homes.

site and the new regulation field through a full

“To bring this movie to life, we planned every

design process. “We completed the site and ball-

last detail with MLB so the experience reflected

park feasibility study and designed the ballpark and supporting structures. We set out to craft an

the look and feel of the movie and created a spectacular setting for what was a phenomenal game. As we created this one-of-a-kind experience, we pushed past the standards of a neutral-site sporting event. We saw this as an opportunity to tap into our own imaginations and inspire spectators to do the same on game day,” says Todd Barnes, Senior Event Architect, Senior Principal, Populous.

STADIUM LIGHTS: The field was equipped

with Musco’s Total Light Control—TLC for LED system complete with BallTracker technology, which creates a nighttime environment where the white of the ball visually pops, enabling players to see and track it better. The MLB opted for Musco’s Show-Light+ Entertainment Package to create a fan experience that lives up to movie magic.

exceptional fan experience with detail-oriented planning,” says Barnes. Because the park is a demountable park, the design approach is quite different from permanent facility design and needed to consider and accommodate various uses of the space and maintain a flexible atmosphere. As plans shifted due to the pandemic, the game was postponed from 2020 to 2021. Team and player operations remained distanced and

Influence: In every phase of this project, the design of the temporary ballpark was centered

design positioned the majority of the 8,000 spec-

consumed more space as a result. We also right

around creating lasting memories for both in-

tators down the third base line with a view of the

sized the park for both health and safety reasons

person spectators and those watching at home.

film’s field and farmhouse in the distance. The

as well as to ensure that spectators could

“We also remained committed to shaping a

field is oriented towards the northeast, which is

responsibly travel in and out of Dyersville for

responsible and intentional fan experience, and

proper baseball orientation to allow for optimal

the event. “The flexibility and adaptiveness

we cherished the cornfield-filled outfield views

sun angles and player views of the field.

of our design and team collaboration was

and the original movie site that sat approximate-

The ballpark design also paid tribute to

paramount to this successful event,” says Barnes.

Chicago’s Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox

While “MLB at Field of Dreams” was intended

from 1910 to 1990. The bullpens were designed

to serve only one game, there is an August 2022

possible while preserving a backdrop of these

behind a 12-ft. wall in center field, like the ones

game already scheduled.•

cornfields, the project incorporated a mix of

found in the old park. A barnwood scoreboard

chair- and bleacher-style temporary seating. The

was installed in the right field.

ly 250 yards away,” says Barnes. To welcome as many spectators to the field as


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Challenge: Occupant comfort is critical for

BOARDROOM: Each luminaire in the workspace coordinates its electric light level with available daylight, ensuring the interior is always comfortably illuminated and saving energy at the same time.

human centric co-working spaces, such as the 2,500 sq.-ft., three-floor multi-user office space known as the LOOM in Barcelona’s Torre Glòries

Solution: In order to achieve the daylighting,

office tower. With a 24-hour-per-day operating

occupancy response, local control, and real-time

schedule, everything needs to be perfect … day

data collection required by the space, property

and night … especially the lighting.

owner Merlin Properties selected Enlighted and

Unfortunately, certain characteristics of the physical space and the nature of the way the

their European partner LEDS C4 to provide the lighting control, connectivity, and digital services.

space is used required a lighting system that

By equipping each of the LOOM’s 150 indi-

could more actively engage with the environ-

vidual luminaires with Enlighted’s wireless D4i

ment than the typical commercial lighting

smart sensors, each luminaire operates autono-

system was capable of.

mously in response to available natural light and

The Torre Glòries office tower boasts floor-

occupancy. The lighting levels can also be modi-

to-ceiling windows. During the daytime, when

fied via remote controls to match the personal

ample daylight is available, coordinating the

preferences of the people in the workspace.

level of electric light with the presence of natural

sensors, housed in each luminaire, collect data about available daylight, occupancy, vacancy, motion trails, and temperature.

By connecting these newly empowered lumi-

light is important to avoid overlighting the inte-

naires to a centralized DALI D4i platform, the

rior. This improved management of the lighting

lighting system became an interactive, cloud-

levels also enhances occupant comfort and saves

based, data-gathering grid that makes real-time

energy. As the sunlight fades, electric light levels

information available locally and via the cloud.

will increase automatically, ensuring the interior

SENSOR: Enlighted

Building managers were able to program light-

is always comfortably illuminated in relation to

ing responses based on time of day, occupancy,

available natural light.

and available daylight. They were also given

for improvement and modify the performance of

access to real-time reporting and graphic visual-

the lighting system accordingly.

Due to the 24/7 schedule and variability in

The result is a flexible co-working space

the use of the space, from one renter to the

izations detailing the energy savings, tempera-

next, it was important the lighting system be

ture, lighting patterns, and flow maintenance of

focused on comfort, and tenants say it has helped

equipped to respond to occupancy and customer

the workspaces. The access to this information

optimize performance and boosted creativity. •


paired with the advanced control technology enables building managers to see opportunities

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When architect and lighting designer, Dr. Rebeka Vital was recruited to illuminate a public square in central Israel, she knew the key to delivering a beautiful and resilient urban environment was visual comfort. To that end, she aimed to craft a design that incorporated elements of ambient © Rebeka Vital

luminescence, focal glow, and a play of brilliants, as first described by the legendary lighting designer Richard Kelly in 1952. “Rather than creating luminance all over the place, I created areas of ambient luminance and areas of play of brilliants with the bollards,” she

According to Kelly, “Focal glow is the fol-

relates. “I also brought decorative elements

low spot on the modern stage. It is the pool of

inside the plaza, and a focal glow to accentuate

light at your favorite reading chair. Focal glow

specific elements in the hardscape.”

draws attention, pulls together diverse parts,

For the ambient luminance, Vital specified

and helps people see.” In Tzur Itzhak, Dr. Vital

5-meter-tall, 48-W post lights with rotationally

used the concept of focal glow to accentuate

symmetrical light distribution from the German

the hardscape. Water-proof LED strips embed-

manufacturer BEGA. “The light travels in a radial

ded in the amphitheater steps and 32 cm × 7 cm,

manner from the amphitheater into the plaza,”

11-Watt LED BEGA steplights create a beautiful

she explains.

radiance in the visual environment. Milky LED

For the next layer, she created a “play of bril-

strips incorporated between the beams of the

liants,” which refers to decorative elements that

pergola illuminate nearby benches, while downlit

catch the eye. Vital selected BORA decorative

columns deliver a beam of concrete effect. “The

bollards, from Belgian lighting manufacturer

product defines the background, relates to the

Schréder, to define the boundaries of the amphi-

focal glow and accentuates elements within the

theater. These decorative lighting bollards cre-

plaza,” she explains.

ate visual interest with their perforated surface

PLAZA: LED strips embedded in the

amphitheater steps create a “focal glow” at this Tzur Itzhak plaza in central Israel. 5-meter-tall post lights from BEGA provide ambient luminescence.

From an energy efficiency standpoint, Vital

and offer high levels of visual comfort through

explains that the two main lighting choices for

the mix of white, amber, and blue LEDs used in

outdoor areas are LEDs and discharge lamps.

the luminaire.

However, for public architectural spaces,

LED is the fixture of choice. “LEDs are much easier to control. There’s no warmup time and the Color Rendering Index (CRI) can be high,” she explains. She typically


Bora bollards from Schreder offer visual comfort and create visual intrigue on the pathway in the plaza.

specifies lamps that offer over 80 CRI, but greater than 90 CRI is possible. For the color temperature, Vital chose warm 3,000 Kelvin light to create a cozier atmosphere for this residential area. Today, the square is a gathering place for local residents where children ride their bicycles and play, while enjoying attractive public space.•  


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Product Introductions

A 360° Twist on a Classic Picture Light This Classic Picture Light Sconce from Aurora Lampworks has one modern advantage—it can rotate nearly 360 degrees. The thin and minimalist LED fixture is adjustable, which allows for maximum versatility. The light beam can project as uplight, downlight or wall wash, depending on the subject. Not to mention, its lengths are customizable to fit any linear lighting project. All Aurora Lampworks fixtures are hand-made in its Brooklyn-based shop.  Visit or Circle 227.

“One of our clients requested that we design a modern picture light, and we set out to fabricate the most minimal, functional one possible utilizing LED technology. Focusing the light on the object can be done easily with the touch of a finger.” —Dawn Ladd, Founder and Principal, Aurora Lampworks

1 Ring of Light IVY I, design by Vittorio Massimo, is a minimal and geometric lighting solution that responds to the need in architecture for flexibility. It is composed of a diecast zinc alloy ring hanging on a black cable, which provides power to the LED module. IVY is available in a single pendant, with one straight cable looping around the ring, or a double cable, which forms a V.  Visit or Circle 226.

2 Wall Control or Work of Art? The new Alisse wall control from Lutron has a faceplate that more closely resembles a piece of art than a keypad. Machined from solid brass and finished by hand, every faceplate is unique and distinctive.  Visit or Circle 225.

3 Unlimited Angles and Adaptability Align from A-Light is a highly customizable system designed for the changing needs of any space. Its magnetic modules come with multiple light and mounting options, which promise nearly infinite unique configurations. Plus, its modules can be assembled and removed without tools.  Visit or Circle 224.


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Product Introductions

Playful and Elegant Pendant Henri from Eureka Lighting makes a timeless and bold statement with a simple, sleek design. Available in black and white finishes, Henri’s playful, yet modern feel is defined by soft lines and sharp corners. A custom LED module offers a generous amount of direct light under Henri’s unique shade and hat-like silhouette. Henri is a 2022 Red Dot Award winner.  Visit or Circle 223.

“Light is such an important consideration in architecture, yet it is so often left to hide in the ceiling. I wanted to extend lighting into the wider design. IVY (below, left) was conceived to… reach any point of a space and to illuminate it at different heights.” —Vittorio Massimo, Designer and Italian architect

4 Smoke & Brass Chandelier The Nebula by Arteriors Home is a contemporary cloud-like chandelier with an antique brass iron frame. Its design is unrivaled, crafted with a smoke-luster finish. Cutout discs create its unique cloud shape and allow for each of the eight lights to shine through. The Nebula creates a storm-cloud ambiance when illuminated.  Visit or Circle 222.

5 Stitched Leather Pendant Genuine leather takes center stage in the Stitched Leather Pendant by Nina Magon for Studio M. Sporting a modern and traditional aesthetic, this fixture is detailed with distinct saddle stitching on a dark brown leather patch. This unique design is completed with a glass LED globe that emits a warm light and a metal frame that is hand-finished in brushed bronze.  Visit or Circle 221.

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Product Introductions

Handmade Fine Bone China Makes a Statement Crafted from 42 handmade fine bone china tiles, the Shard Chandelier 100 adds texture and drama to living rooms, hallways, and lobbies alike. The long, rectangular tiles feature a raised ribbon section and contrasting smooth sides, which creates a decorative and ambient light output. Shard is made by hand at Original BTC’s Stoke-on-Trent factory and is representative of Original BTC’s signature attention to detail.  Visit or Circle 220.

“The multi-faceted forms work to maximize the material’s translucency, luminosity, and versatility.” —Charlie Bowles, Director, Original BTC

1 Blown-Glass Glamor Inspired by jewelry design, the Harlow Small Chandelier by Gabriel Scott brings chic glamour to blownglass lighting. Each gem of the chandelier is set in a metallic setting and has prong-inspired hardware. It emits a soft light and is available in a variety of colors.  Visit or Circle 219.

2 It’s Real Faux Real FAUX|REAL luminaries from Bartco Lighting are made with furniture grade, hand-finished wood or heavy gauge Corten steel. Because the color and grain of the wood varies slightly from piece to piece, each fixture is one-of-a-kind—a true original. Available for cable or wall mounting in a variety of wood finishes.  Visit or Circle 218.

3 Designed to be Noticed Mouth-blown and tinted, Flar is a contemporary floor or table lamp from Lodes. Patrick Norguet, a multidisciplinary French designer, created Flar with metal, glass and a steel base that opens like a flower. The blown glass shade surrounds an LED filament bulb, much like traditional storm lanterns.  Visit or Circle 217.


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Public + Cultural

Old City Park From a neglected park to an amenity-rich park. CHALLENGE: When the City of Greenwood, Ind., began an 18-month-long endeavor

to redevelop Old City Park, its goal was to transform the city’s oldest park, one with a prominent location in the heart of downtown. The City partnered with landscape architecture firm REA to develop and implement a new vision for the park. REA’s design worked with the natural systems of the site to guide the layout of park destinations, amenities, and pathways. “Old City Park was a centerpiece of community connection for over 100 years,” says Director of Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department Rob Taggart. But it had become a neglected park. A roadway bisected green spaces, though without walkways it was not a “welcoming place,” explains City of Greenwood Capital Projects Manager Kevin Steinmetz. A playground was in disrepair, and the park itself is in a floodplain, often making it unusable. “We closed the park and began the work to transform it in a way that respected its history and also looked to the future,” says Steinmetz. INFLUENCE: An 18-foot-wide promenade provides connectivity to the park’s pri-

mary destinations, including a pedestrian bridge, playscape, event lawn, game/fitness area, and restored stream corridor. Landscape Forms’ Neoliviano benches and Ashbery area lights are placed along the promenade, trails, and throughout the programmed areas. The City of Greenwood has standardized these products as well as Chase litter/recycling receptacles for its redevelopment projects. “A standard set of site elements creates connectivity throughout the city and says, ‘This is public space.’ They become elements of the city’s

brand,” explains Steinmetz. City leaders were attracted to Ashbery’s balancing of the past and the future. “Greenwood is both an old city and, as a suburb of Indianapolis, a constantly growing city,” says Taggart. “An LED fixture that emulates gas lamps respects our past and also looks forward. Ashbery lights are authentic to our culture.” SOLUTION: The Greenwood community was treated to an entirely new engage-

ment with the six-acre property when the park reopened in 2020. The pedestrian and bicycle promenade connect two of the city’s main road arteries. Pleasant Creek has been brought back to a more natural state with native species surrounding its feathered banks. One of the park’s prominent destinations is the playscape, which features a 20-foot-tall cube tower, the first of its kind in Indiana and only one of three in the United States. Several Arne multi-fixture area lights placed around the playscape add the additional light levels the City desired. “The Arne lights serve as a safety feature but their thin profile design doesn’t obstruct,” says Taggart. The game/fitness area, with its foosball tables, cornhole boards, and bocce ball courts, invite play for all ages. Arne catenary lights with diffused lenses create a softer visual experience in the bocce courts. “Each of the amenities was designed with respect to the site’s natural topography, drainage, and connectivity. We studied every element carefully and were intentional about creating a space that felt welcoming to everyone. This truly is a community park,” says Taggart. “The redevelopment of Old City Park created a place that simply hadn’t existed in Greenwood,” says Osburn. “It’s now a downtown destination that will be a catalyst for transformation of and engagement with downtown, helping attract and retain residents and businesses.”


Landscape Architect – Rundell Ernstberger Associates // Lighting Manufacturer – Landscape Forms // Area Lights – Ashbery // Multi-Fixture Area + Catenary Lights – Arne //

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By Jeff Pitts, contributing writer

If the LED Fits, It’ll Function Industry Insider Mark Duffy sheds light on the Zhaga Consortium and its mission for intelligent lighting with connectivity via IoT for smart cities and smart buildings.

Thomas Edison’s old-school light bulb illuminated the 20th century, everyone knows that, but have you pondered the import of its familiar base coupled with its corresponding socket? Meet Mark Duffy. Duffy’s involvement in the lighting industry began during the Reagan administration. After earning a PhD in physics, he went to work for GE and then later for GE Current. His resume boasts too many impressive efforts to list—23 patents, for instance—but “By creating that standardized interface (on Edison’s lightbulb), you can see all sorts of things that have grown out of that, and all sorts of different lamp types. By having that common interface, all these companies that make this great stuff, it all fits together,” says Duffy.


An outdoor luminaire, or street lamp, is equipped with a receptacle and Zhaga-D4i modules for communication and sensing.

This indoor luminaire, or overhead light, can be outfitted with a sensor or communication modules.

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suffice it to say, the man knows lighting.

municipalities. Then you can go on and you can even add sensors, like environmental sensing, maybe weather, air quality, smoke.... If there’s a fire in the city, the smoke sensor might say, ‘Hey, it’s located here.’” Noise detection sensors can now use triangulation to determine, for instance, if there’s an active shooter in the city. “It’ll tell you exactly when, where, and how many,” Duffy explains, “so the authorities can know where to go and how to most safely address the situation.” Sur-

Duffy’s current endeavor, MD35 Consulting, specializes in lighting

veillance cameras could have many uses, too, including parking space

standards development for its clients. He also serves as chair for the

assistance. “I could see an application where somebody would be able

Zhaga Consortium’s General Assembly, which works to institute an

to take their smartphone and say, ‘Parking space near the theater,’ and

industry-wide, standardized interface for intelligent lighting systems.

then it would say, ‘Here are the open spaces.’ They could even maybe

“Smart standards. Smarter lighting.” That’s the tagline, and the

reserve one and it would go off grid while you navigate to your space.

consortium’s stated purpose is to “enable new markets for connected

“So, you are connected to the IoT, that is the big attractor. But,

and serviceable lighting through #interoperability,” or, put another

because you are in this ecosystem of support with all the companies of

way, to standardize the interfaces of LED luminaires and a bevy of

Zhaga working together to ensure interoperability, you have upgrade-

corresponding components.

ability, or what I call sustainability,” says Duffy. The ability to make

“That will enable multi-vendor ecosystems of interoperable products,” Duffy reiterates. “Because you have all these companies coming together and agreeing on these interfaces, while they have

future upgrades without replacing the whole system and freedom from vendor lock essentially “future proofs” the installation. “As an architect, you want to not only create a lighting system for

design freedom to do all sorts of marvelous things with their products,

your client that can do all the things your client wants, but you want to

the beauty is they will be interoperable.”

create one that also preserves the opportunity to upgrade it with less

Within this ecosystem, participants need to trust “that if it fits, it is going to function,” says Duffy, and all of this supports sustainable lighting for smart cities and buildings. “With smart cities, it kind of begins with the luminaire,” says Duffy.

disruption,” he says. This same sustainability, interoperability, repairability, and upgradeability also apply to smart buildings, including multifamily housing, commercial hospitality, elderly facilities and even high-end smart

“Power on and off, maybe dimming, but then if you want to add to that

homes, explains Duffy. By adding networking and sensors to the lumi-

luminaire, you can add networking. You can add a connection to the IoT

naire, energy monitoring becomes easier, as does illumination control

(Internet of Things) using this interface. At that point, now you have

with different spectra and different scenes, and “things like presence

citywide communication, and you can get energy usage and monitoring

sensing, daylight harvesting, security, emergency response and hazard

and reporting and that sort of thing, which are of great interest to

detection.” To learn more, visit•


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