Duquesne Club

  • Company
    Stroik Lighting Design
  • Lead Designer
    Christopher Stroik, Denise Dubois
  • Location
    Pittsburgh PA, USA

Comprised of some 10,000 SF in interior renovations of an historic 19th century infamous private urban club, appropriate architectural and artwork illumination is achieved in a sensitive and discrete manner while also ensuring that energy efficient low maintenance sources are employed. Holding an extensive art collection, the club routinely rotates their works of art and require flexible lighting systems in some areas but sought a way to minimize hardware expression, particularly given the richness of the architectural fabric. Therefore, discreet integration of select recessed lighting and wood- beam engaged valance track systems were employed to offer limited flexibility for art lighting. Newly appointed built- in casework includes integrated back illuminated glazing as well as integral display lighting. The central garden room needed a significant intervention at the high ceiling to afford appropriate and effectively expressed laylights that evoke daylight in an otherwise fully enclosed internal room, that once was open to the sky. An LED grid system above white acrylic laylights are integrated into a new articulated ceiling system. The LPD for the project was 33% less than code.