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Dallas Holocaust Museum Exhibit Lighting

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Stantec
Lead Designers Shannon Glover
Other Designer's names Denise Fong and Lauren MacLeod
Other Credits Photography - Paul Go Images and Shannon Glover
Completion Date September 19, 2019
Project Location Dallas, Texas
Entry Description

The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum gallery is “dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.” Orientation to the Level 3 gallery begins on Level 1, where visitors enter a three-story stairwell and audio-visual shows tell the history of Judaism on each landing. Lighting is programmed, triggered by the AV system, changing color and dimming to cue visitor movement. In the gallery, the Jewish Holocaust is presented geographically, with survivor testimonies and independent topics displayed on backlit screens. The lighting intensities differ in sections, correlating emotions with environmental changes. The Genocide gallery confronts visitors with their own guilt: plenty of shadows but nowhere to hide. The Reflection Room affords serene decompression. Lighting controls are programmed to keep light-sensitive artifacts within their conservation ranges, and for the Owner’s operational ease: timeclock-scheduled scene control; override buttons for night-time events. 90+CRI luminaires are typically set below 60% intensity. Various reflectors and spread lenses are used to shape and control the beams of light.