The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.
This month, we will explore the role of sophisticated lighting control in bringing an academic hall into the 21st century. Lighting and control design by Jesse Smith of Glumac Lighting Studio. Photography by Christian Columbres and Alan Brandt. Control solution by Lutron Electronics.
Integrating technology into a 1928 building was one aspect of this major renovation. Add a sophisticated user-friendly control system and you get an innovative 21st-century academic space.
This registered historic renovation adds +1,000-seat classroom wing and two-story daylighted atrium. The challenge was integrating advanced controls into the historic areas without marring the fabric of this celebrated structure.
The controls allow localized dimming, AV integration, and remote whole-building control/monitoring by maintenance personnel.
The re-purposed historical dining hall and adjacent 2-story atrium now the heart of the facility, blends daylighting with electric lighting and uses occupancy sensors or can be user-controlled.
The 2-story atrium has automated daylight dimming controls to reduce glare and energy.
Automatic daylight/vacancy sensors with simplified wall controls are in classrooms, offices, labs, and conference spaces. For a higher levels of control, additional controls are located at the teaching wall and podium.
The 500-seat lecture hall, one of the most technologically advanced daylighted halls in the country, has multiple levels of zoned controls for ultimate flexibility. During daylight hours, automated/user-controlled electric louvers/shades eliminate direct glare.
During nighttime hours, or when desired, the shades can be drawn and a multilevel control system can be utilized; from simple wall controls and podium controls, to advanced AV system controls. The highest level of control is accessible when AV adds a theatrical console, then the user can access advanced architectural and theatrical lighting. For an even deeper level of control the lighting is zoned in the seating area and stage.
Zoned lighting was designed to serve spectators, presenters and cameras alike while not interfering with overhead panoramic projection screens.
This primarily LED-lighted facility reduces maintenance and helps achieve 0.74W/sqft, (+25% better than code) and LEED Gold target while keeping on budget. Creating an academically vibrant, energy-efficient, technologically advanced space.