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Winter Park Library

Prize(s) Winners in Community Building Lighting
Company Tillotson Design Associates
Lead Designers Tillotson Design Associates; Erin Dreyfous, Amanda Arikol
Architecture Company Adjaye Associates, HuntonBrady Architects (Record)
Client City of Winter Park
Photo Credits Dror Baldinger
Completion Date December 2021
Project Location Winter Park, FL
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Entry Description

The Winter Park Library stands as a beacon for the community after dark with the monumental, sloping forms of the library, event center, and entry pavilion softly up-lit by low-brightness in-grade accent lights that fan out from the edges and frame the primary entries. Discreet, pole-mounted accent lights provide a soft moonlight effect at the lawn and waterside amphitheater while receding into the adjacent landscape.

A discreet system of low-brightness linear fixtures and point sources integrated within the arched ceiling structure compliment the indirect daylight within reading and gathering spaces. The spacing of the ceiling structure and position of the library stacks are carefully coordinated to allow shelving areas and adjoining program areas to be efficiently lit from above without the need for dedicated task light. Within the event pavilion, indirect linear coves are discreetly integrated at the interior wall to accentuate the lifted ceiling plane while providing soft ambient light to the interior. Low-brightness recessed downlights supplement the circulation and event spaces and assist in promoting views out to the landscaped site.
Company Description

Tillotson 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.