This iconic atrium space is at the heart of the downtown central district and links to offices, retail, restaurants and a hotel. A refresh effort was undertaken to maintain the presence of the space with lighting upgrades to enhance the new and historical character of the architecture.
The outside experience is brought inside. The new fountain, trees and seating areas are in keeping with the historic character of the space and are accentuated with new lighting. Tunable white uplight at the perimeter and the tree tops illuminate the never before lighted ceiling structure. Set to 3000k they compliment other existing lighting. Tree mounted downlight provides shadow texture on the floor to accentuate the garden character of the setting. In-grade uplight dramatizes the tree structure and provides a compelling seating environment. Louvers shield glare.
Surface mounted wiring spiraling up the trees was crafted to blend inconspicuously with the natural air roots of the trees. The wiring connects to a custom bracket supporting up and down lighting. Wireless DMX controls the fixtures.
The fountain is white and color light capable, projected from 90 feet above. Without water it can be used as a stage for special events. Concealed light sources allow a visually comfortable use of the renovated space.
Photography by Mike Libby at Schuler Shook