Entry NO. 12

Entry No. 12

25 October, 2013

Author: Ben Bye

 

LOCAL LIGHT: HULT CENTER LOBBY LIGHTING

Rowell Brokaw Architects | Luma Lighting Design

Eugene’s Hult Center for the performing arts recently underwent a lighting renovation in it’s lobby. The space was previously equipped with Fluorescent Light fixtures attached to the lobby ceiling, giving low lighting levels and ¬†Furthermore, the extreme height of the lobby required scaffolding in order to change out balasts. The cost of this task amounted to $30,000 per change, leading management to neglect burnt out lamps untill a large enough number where out. This led to highly diminished light levels in the lobby. Rowell Brokaw Architects took extreme care to design a lighting system that would not require the expense of scaffolding, instead relying on a mechanical lift that reaches up to 35 feet above the floor.

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The new lighting scheme brings light closer to the lobby floor, creating a brighter more focused light. Light is focused both up and down the large timber columns, highlighting the distinctive structure showcased in the hult center lobby.

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All Images From Rowell Brokaw Architects / Information from the Eugene Register Guard

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