Prize(s) Winners in Interior Architectural Illumination
Company L'Observatoire International
Lead Designers HERVÉ DESCOTTES
Other Designer's names WEI JIEN, ANNA MUSLIMOVA, LEAH XANDORA, MAYUMI YASUDA, WEN Y. LIN, YASMIN GIACOMAN
Architecture Company ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS, LLP
Client YALE UNIVERSITY
Photo Credits FRANCIS DZIKOWSKI/OTTO
Completion Date January 2022
Project Location NEW HAVEN, CT, USA
Entry DescriptionThe renovation and extension of the Schwarzman Center at Yale University will reinvigorate the existing building and expand the possibilities of this hub for student life. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Center restores and renovates the historic Commons and the adjacent Memorial Hall, both built in 1901 in celebration of the University’s bicentennial, and will include a new addition to Grove Street and new subterranean spaces.
Yale’s diverse and global student body will have a communal facility that is equally dynamic to host multiple functions at the same time, each space is highly flexible to respond to different modes of use during the day and night. The lighting designer is engaged to design the lighting of new and existing interior spaces as well as exterior façade lighting to articulate the beauty of the original building details as well as give the facility a presence and identity at night.
Interior, the inviting lighting encourages students to share in their common sensitive experience, through exchange and understanding. A comfortable space where students can express themselves and interact, the lighting elevates the Center into the true heart of the
Company DescriptionL’Observatoire International is a lighting design firm, founded in 1993 by Hervé Descottes.