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The Verge at Buzzard Point

Prize(s) Winners in Interior Architectural Illumination / LED Interior Lighting Design
Company Power Design Engineering
Lead Designers Sergio Taveras
Client MRP Realty
Photo Credits Mo Lelii
Completion Date December 2022
Project Location 1800 Half Street SW Washington, DC 20024
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Entry Description

Incorporating the industrial feel of the area, combined with warm wood elements/materiality, The Verge exhibits a homelike atmosphere. All of this was considered when designing the lighting for the interior and exterior amenity spaces, as well as the residential units. Minimalistic LED architectural luminaires are used throughout, selected and placed to enhance the interior design and architecture. In selected areas, LED filament lamps are used to introduce the classic Edison lamp style into the decorative luminaires. At the main entry reception, a large custom decorative chandelier framed by a soft circular ambient cove makes a bold statement, creating an intimate, human-scale moment with an extremely warm CCT, contrasting the 2700K CCT used throughout the rest of the interior amenity areas. Continuing into the building, architectural luminaires vary from general wide-distribution downlighting and focal glow spot accents to wall-washers, wallgrazers and indirect coves. There is a rhythm to the lighting locations - they are dancing with the interior design and architecture. Multiple coves and integrated millwork lighting all surround a row of central decorative pendants creating a beautiful well-lit experience in the mailroom. The rooftop exterior amenity is carefully designed to meet life-safety, while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing relaxing environment. Enjoy!
Sustainability Approach

Sustainability was considered throughout the project in several ways. LED technology is used for all luminaires for both integral and screw based lamps. Where possible, U.S. made luminaires were used utilizing LED technology. These luminaires, combined with programmable control systems, occ/vac sensor and daylight sensors provided an energy efficient project that is well above energy code compliance.