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The Source

The Source Washington D.C. The Source The Source Dining room The Source The Source Stairs The Source The Source Banquette The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck. The three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level seating up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu with contemporary interpretations of Asian dishes. The modern aesthetic design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story glass wine wall that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection. The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including #3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top 100 Restaurants,” three stars from the Washington Post, plus three awards from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington including “2011 Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year,” “2010 Chef of the Year,” and “2008 New Restaurant of the Year.”   The Challenge Chef Wolfgang Puck wanted a modern and bright setting in this contemporary new restaurant that would provide a memorable guest experience as well as showcase his famous and unique style of cuisine.     The Design The lighting in the various dining rooms had to compliment both food and diners; two key components to a successful restaurant. The wine cases are illuminated so the extensive wine selection becomes part of the overall dining experience. An innovative and comforting design  Energy Efficient Lighting fixtures...

LUCE Restaurant

LUCE Restaurant San Francisco, California LUCE Restaurant LUCE Restaurant LUCE Restaurant LUCE Restaurant LUCE is an upscale downtown San Francisco restaurant located in the Intercontinental Hotel. It offers artisanal, New American cuisine with global influences. LUCE offers a fine dining experience for hotel guests and locals alike. The Challenge The name LUCE-meaning “Light” in Italian set the tone to make lighting part of the overall design and dining experience. The Design Adjustable recessed lighting highlight table tops to feature fine food while other accent lights create a play of light and shadow across the window draperies and flower arrangements. LED strip lighting lines the inside of the wine displays where the lighting creates a festive sparkle off the bottles and chrome framing. Clusters of decorative illuminated spheres floating through the space add a playful lighting element. Inspired by Light  LEED Certified The hotel and the restaurant are LEED certified.  Efficiency Since the original installation, many of the original light sources have been updated to LEDs for better efficiency.  Critically Acclaimed LUCE has been awarded a Michelin star three years consecutively. Schedule a Consultation Contact...

Netflix Headquarters

Netflix Headquarters Los Gatos, California Netflix Headquarters The Auditorium Netflix Headquarters Lobby Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters Netflix Headquarters This award winning 80,000 sqft, three-story building is headquarters for the major software and entertainment company Netflix and is part of a mixed-use development and transit hub. In the main lobby, both the architecture and lighting establish a refreshing uncluttered corporate image. The unconventional theatre is used for video presentations and as a speaker’s forum. The Challenge The lighting for the headquarters for the world’s largest online DVD rental service needed to reflect the company’s image of fun, creativity and entertainment. This was achieved partly through selection and placement of lighting fixtures. Some fixtures were selected for their industrial sleek look and others for their whimsical nature. Fixtures are placed to compliment the organic architecture and provide even illumination across the multiple ceiling types. The Design The unique interior architecture heavily influenced our lighting design concepts. Spaces flow from one another in a very fluid manner. Softly diffused high color rendering 3000K color temperature fluorescent lighting was integrated in curved walls and ceilings to accentuate graceful curves in connecting corridors while providing ample pathway illumination. In open ceiling areas, high efficiency T5 fluorescent lamps were suspended at angles in harmony with the curved soffit. Perforated metal shields clip onto lamps to mitigate glare. In the theater, several light sources and fixture types were selected for maximum flexibility. Miniature LED lights provided soft illumination on the steps when the theater lights are low. Adjustable PAR38 halogen spots with barn door shutters highlight the stage...

UCSF Meditation Room

UCSF Meditation Room San Francisco, California UCSF Meditation Room UCSF Mediation Room UCSF Meditation Room This quite retreat for meditation and prayer is located near the lobby in the bustling University of California San Francisco Parnassus Medical Campus. The Challenge How do we create a non-denominational quite space in a busy hospital for friends and relatives of ill patients to gather, reflect, pray and meditate? The small boxy window less space allotted had to be transformed into a peaceful retreat using color, sound and light. The Design The ceilings were curved and painted to simulate the sky with soft up lighting from the floor, creating the feeling of sunrise. Niches were installed in the walls with back lighted panels simulating windows looking into a serene garden. Glass partitions with a water drop pattern divide the seating area from the entry to add privacy. The glass is illuminated with moving blue lighting that grazes across the glass pattern creating an image of cascading water. Soothing sounds from hidden speakers complete the experience. Designed for Comfort  Custom Comfort The lighting control system is programmed for four different scenes with different light levels that can be selected.  Creative Engineering The simulated waterfall effect was developed to provide the tranquility of moving water without the maintenance issues of with using real water.  Efficient Because the space is operational 24/7 all lighting is 50,000 hour rated LED sources to minimize maintenance requirements. Schedule a Consultation Contact...

UCSF Trauma Center

UCSF Trauma Center University of California, San Francisco UCSF Trauma Center UCSF Trauma Center UCSF Trauma Center The Trauma Center of the University of California, San Francisco Department of Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital.This Trauma Recovery Center in San Francisco, CA was established to provide respectful, compassionate, and effective mental health and medical services for adult survivors who have suffered from trauma, violence and loss. The Challenge Converting an old 11,000sqft timber-frame warehouse into a treatment center presented several challenges in order to function effectively. The 26ft high cavernous ceiling conveyed a gloomy feeling, the lighting budget was very restrictive and the design had to be energy efficient as well as environmentally sound. The Design In the high ceiling area, three exhaust fans were replaced with skylights to allow natural daylight to stream into the space and the ceiling was painted white to maximize any reflected light making the space brighter. Then task lighting in the open office area was achieved by suspending 2X4 “gull-wing” type indirect luminaires with 2-32W T-8 fluorescent lamps at 9’ AFF on 8’ centers for an average of 32fc maintained at work surface. UCSF Trauma Center IIDa Achievement Award – Golden Gate Section IESNA Calming & Environmentally Sound  Achievement in Design Project won an IIDA Achievement for excellence in lighting design.  Under Budget Fixture costs were under $1.80/sqft. Which was well below budget.  Efficient Efficient lighting consumes less than 1W/sqft.  Environmentally Friendly Environmentally friendly low mercury content 3000K Fluorescent lamps throughout meet TCLP criteria and are recyclable. Schedule a Consultation Contact...