Thomas Jefferson Memorial
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jefferson's inauguration, a new lighting design was commissioned. Existing incandescent sources have been replaced with HID and induction sources and LED lighting has been integrated into the design. Wattage has been reduced by 80%, reducing costs and maintenance. The new lighting reveals and unifies the elements of the structure while leaving its historic fabric undisturbed. The new lighting design was a gift to the nation from Osram Sylvania.
As a result of the success of The Mintz Lighting Group design for the re-lighting of the Jefferson Memorial, The National Park Service selected the firm to re-light another of Washington's most impressive monuments, the Lincoln Memorial. The new lighting design achieves vastly improved visual effects for both the Memorial and Lincoln's statue. The Mintz Lighting Group accomplished the improvements with an overall energy reduction of 80%. A tribute to the 16th President, the Lincoln Memorial was built in the form of a Greek temple. The completed project will emphasize the inherent grandeur of this dramatic anchor to the Washington Mall.
American Home Products
This three-building, 600,000 s.f. campus is connected by a series of interior "streets." A family of custom luminaires connects the buildings and the interior and exterior spaces through the use of similar materials and shapes. Flexible, modular indirect lighting in the open office areas can be easily adapted for future reassignment of space.
Electronic Data Systems
Selling "high tech" services to corporations, EDS needed to present a futuristic image to potential clients. Lighting of the articulated ceiling of the Command Center allowed work to continue while visitors in viewing booths have an unobstructed view of the large screen images.
Sprint World Headquarters
This small city of 3.9 million square feet was designed to create an environment where employees can interact and share ideas. Lighting designs for this multi-phase, eighteen-building project included over 2 million square feet of open office area; three conference/training centers that include teleconferencing facilities; executive suites; retail outlets for employee convenience; and a fitness center that includes basketball courts that convert to a large meeting room. The firm also designed the lighting for a 3,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, 350-seat auditorium and a glass-enclosed Winter Garden.
West LA Courthouse
The County of Los Angeles wanted its new Airport Courthouse to have a warmer and more corporate design than a traditional courthouse. The lighting design and the flexibility of the lighting system reinforced this image within a tight budget. Lighting of the interior offices and corridors creates a dramatic nighttime image.
The Mintz Lighting Group designed flexible lighting solutions for classrooms, lecture halls, offices and multi-purpose spaces that addressed the technical and functional requirements of the school while focusing on the collaboration and interaction of the students, faculty, recruiters and alumni. Complementing the style and scale of its neighboring buildings, Warren Hall is a modern interpretation designed to reflect the professional image of the School of Law and Business.
This historic building at Yale University is used as both a lecture hall and a recital hall for chamber music concerts. The lighting design respected its historic integrity while adapting it for this dual purpose.
The Mintz Lighting Group designed decorative building lighting to create a skyline signature for this 38-story office tower and its 110' spire. Custom-designed sconces, armatures, torchieres and chandeliers create a vocabulary for the lighting of the exterior and interior public spaces of this building.
The redesign of the Sears Tower entrance lobbies was necessitated by the building's change from a single tenant to multiple tenants. The creation of three-story high lobbies allowed the design of a massive chandelier that provides ambient light as well as a decorative architectural and lighting element. A mix of incandescent, fluorescent and metal halide light sources provides flexibility in the appearance and use of the lighting system.
Built adjacent and connected to the landmark building of Society Bank, Society Tower pays tribute to its historic counterpart by blending contemporary design elements with traditional styling. A family of custom luminaires in the public lobbies created a transition from the old structure to the new, while the lighting of the building exterior emphasizes the more contemporary stainless steel tower, creating a modern signature on the Cleveland skyline.
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
The Zakim Bridge is the centerpiece of the Central Artery project, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the only asymmetrical one in the United States. With its graceful lines and 270' towers, the bridge is both a daytime and nighttime landmark for the city of Boston. The Mintz Lighting Group worked with a team of engineers and designers to create a lighting solution that emphasizes the Y-shaped pylons using white and colored lighting, while softly highlighting the graceful arrays of cables.
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge
Winner of the Design for Transportation National Merit Award, the lighting of this concrete cable-stayed bridge emphasizes the height and grandeur of the structure.
Decorative poles illuminate the roadway and pedestrian walkways, while providing a means to display banners announcing local, seasonal and special events. Lighting of the bridge piers creates a signature for the city's landscape, revealing the beautiful mosaic tile panels and reflecting the image of the bridge onto the water below.
Powell Symphony Hall
A 1920's concert hall that had fallen into disrepair was restored for use by the St. Louis Symphony. Existing luminaires were repaired, refurbished and redesigned to eliminate some rococo design elements and update the lamp technology. Additional lighting was provided to supplement the existing decorative sconces and chandeliers.
O'Hare Airport - International Terminal
The lighting for the International Terminal at O'Hare Airport uses the architecture as a canvas, filling the space with light during the day and painting it with light at night so that it glows like a beacon on the airport landscape.