Prize(s) Winners in Residential Lighting Design
Company LS Group
Lead Designers Elise Streeb
Photo Credits Draper White Photography
Other Credits CCY Architects, KA Design Group and Ceres + Landscape Architecture
Completion Date 2021
Project Location Aspen, Colorado
Entry DescriptionA labor of time and love, this custom home overlooking the Roaring Fork Valley outside of Aspen, Colorado offers a modern interpretation of alpine architecture with lighting design that reveals the magnificence of nature. Designed as the owner’s year-round primary residence, this home eschews rustic accents typically found in mountain architecture, relying on the inherent richness and texture of natural materials – wood and stone – juxtaposed with soft textures to root the home in a sense of place. Multiple roof heights and textures, as well as ample skylights required balance and ingenuity while the complex overlapping roof structures and wood beam ceiling were formidable challenges, requiring precise placement and close coordination with trades. Mid-way through the design, the decision was additionally made to invest in new warm-dim technology and a fade-to-black driver with specific controls, requiring a full redesign of the home’s lighting specification controls. This commitment to investment in the name of experience is evident in countless details throughout the home – from an LED sheet solution that took months to craft for the bar to a massive natural stone in the bathroom that seems to glow from within. For years an exercise in helping one family achieve their long-held vision, this unique collaboration is at last serving as a beloved forever-home for its owners.
Sustainability ApproachFor this residence, we utilized an all-LED lighting package as well as installed lighting controls to maximize efficiency and sustainability. A robust lighting controls system further empowers the residents to manage their energy usage, lessening the burden on their wallet and on the planet. We also ensured all lighting fixtures were compatible with LED lights to illuminate the home as efficiently as possible.
Company DescriptionLS Group is an independent lighting design firm founded in 2008 in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley. With offices in both Basalt and Denver, we offer best-in-class lighting design and controls services for residential and commercial projects.
Our experience spans multiple project types - from luxury homes to award-winning hotels, community parks, modern mixed-use developments and workplaces.
We believe the best results come not just from great design, but from the efforts of a stellar team. Utilizing our team members’ individual creative and technical strengths, we deliver exceptional outcomes