Prize(s) Winners in Workplace Lighting
Company Tillotson Design Associates
Lead Designers Suzan Tillotson/Erin Dreyfous/Scott BailieHinojosa
Entry DescriptionFrom its base to its lantern, the design was guided by the principles and potential for technological progress. The Wintergarden's timber-wrapped hull is warmly highlighted by a grid of low-glare downlights and perimeter mono-point wallwashers. Daylight sensors assist in modulating light levels to improve consistency throughout the space.
At night, the building glows from within featuring its bustling activity. In the lower half of the tower, open office space deploys linear pendants optimized with direct and indirect optics that efficiently and evenly illuminate the office, helping the project achieve LEED Platinum. Main Street corridors have individual identities and connect occupants to public spaces. Town Hall features a backlit wall that curves around the amphitheater equipped with a lighting system capable of hosting numerous types of gatherings.
From the outside the most distinguishing element is the Blade. To achieve the consistently luminous effect, linear grazers are embedded in the mullions and positioned to wash the dot-fritted glass. An indirect cove at each floor softly uplights its soffit to create a homogenous interior glow and signature presence in the skyline.
Company DescriptionTillotson Design Associates, founded in 2004, is a WBE lighting design consultancy based in New York City. A diverse staff with backgrounds in architecture, interior design, and theater, including several LEED accredited professionals, combine talents to create exemplary work. Together, our principals provide over 80 years of lighting expertise. The launch of Tillotson Design Associates came just after Ms. Tillotson completed lighting designs for the Seattle Central Public Library and Prada Beverly Hills with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.