Atelier Magazine Fall 2018

Page 34


Diogo Coelho Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design

This building is a National Historic Landmark, designed by architect George B. Post and opened in 1881. The Museum and Library feature a truss suspension system, pioneering use of elaborate terra cotta ornament, and interior details of hand-carved woodwork, custom bronze hardware, stained glass, and Minton tile floors. Diogo’s challenge as a lighting designer was to be respectful of the building’s history and architecture but, at the same time, take into consideration the present needs of users and visitors. He adds, “The lighting design revolves around the logo identity of Brooklyn Historical Society—not just the graphics per se, but also the past/present dialogue that it represents.”


Project: Landmark Building Instructor: Marty Salzberg