We are thrilled to share that our Lighting Studio took home six Illumination Awards at the recent Illumination Awards Gala for the Boston and Rhode Island section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). Of the six awards, we were especially honored to take home the top award of the evening — the Lighthouse Award for our design of Millipore Sigma’s Life Science Center. Following is a look at the full list of CannonDesign projects that received recognition.

MilliporeSigma, Life Sciences Center
Lighthouse Award and Section Award of Merit

MilliporeSigma’s new 280,000 sf Life Sciences Center functions as a hands-on, collaborative environment where customers work alongside the company’s scientists and engineers to solve the toughest problems in life science. The bright colors and geometric shapes of the MilliporeSigma brand contribute a fresh and forward-thinking attitude to the scientific nature of the business’s collaborations, and allow the lighting design to take advantage of opportunities provided by the multitude of whimsically inventive interior elements.

Yale University, Becton Teaching Lab Renovation
Section Award of Merit

Despite being underground and situated in the footprint of a former loading dock planter, this 13,000 sf mixed-use teaching lab did not sacrifice the quality of the visual experience. A holistic, integrated approach to the lighting design includes an 8-foot diameter skylight connecting the showcase lab and plaza above, strategic highlighting of vertical surfaces, specialty materials to downplay the cave-like feeling that often accompanies windowless underground spaces, and a networked lighting control system among other features.

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital
Section Award of Merit

Located in the heart of Buffalo, this 12-story, 475,000 sf hospital includes multiple bed floors with a rich array of family amenities, each outfitted with layered lighting and flexible control systems to meet the sometimes-disparate needs of the patients and staff. Because this is a children’s facility, the design team employed whimsical design interventions throughout the facility to help create comfortable, safe environments for the families who use them. Wherever practical, lighting was used as an integrated and unifying element, carrying the design concept’s themes of bright colors and playful geometries throughout the building. CannonDesign was the engineer and lighting consultant for the hospital; Shepley Bulfinch was the architect.

St. John’s University, Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Section Award

This 65,000 sf gut renovation of a dated academic building sought to reinvigorate the brand of the college’s flourishing business school. Leveraging lighting design as a part of a fully-integrated team, spaces with low ceilings, meager access to natural views, and outdated technologies were reimagined and reengineered to create open, daylight-filled common spaces, loftier corridors, enlivened classrooms, and learning labs outfitted with state-of-the-art technology for students to engage.

Maryland Heights Community Center
Section Award

After several community-engagement sessions and intense cost analyses, the need to upgrade an aging community center and its amenities drove the decision to build – and light – a new 92,000 sf recreation center, outside St. Louis. With residents of all ages frequenting the new center, lighting approaches were designed to serve all ages. The integrated lighting approaches illuminate the center’s stylish forms and provide a didactic communication link to the community.

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