Community Building Lighting
Tyler Hall Renovation, SUNY Oswego
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Francesca Bettridge, Michael Hennes and Nira Wattanachote
Winner in Community Building Lighting
Oswego, NY, United States
The lighting for this LEED-Gold university arts building renovation humanizes a Brutalist structure and surmounts the challenges of its concrete-slab architecture.
In the below-grade rehearsal room, large ceiling trusses are added to make the space column-free. Beam undersides and perimeter column faces are transformed into light ï¿½fixtures.ï¿½ An unconventional lighting solution enhances the roomï¿½s architecture.
The lobbyï¿½s lighting meets a tight budget despite using a custom fixture. Made from standard parts, it provides a comfortable mix of direct and indirect light. The brightness of the sources adds a theatrical note.
In the theater foyer, instead of a costly illuminated handrail an LED strip, set in a cove just above the tread, floats the stair away from the wall and highlights it as a graceful architectural feature.
In the theater, linear LEDs create a dynamic pattern, directing attention towards the stage.
Inventive lighting solutions succeed by embracing the drama of simple form