When Champlin Architecture was tasked with the complete renovation and expansion of the Patton School of Education’s McCracken Hall, they reimagined the College with a dynamic space layout and architectural expression. The design goal was to accentuate the ceiling height and volume in key spaces. In terms of lighting design, this meant achieving visual symmetry with larger lighting of a simple, bright color, displaying diagonal design attribute. How did these considerations come into play with Lumetta’s telescopes?
Champlin’s Michelle VonderBrink, Interior Design Associate, explains: “A cluster of these pendants hanging at various heights provided the look of larger lighting without distracting from the design elements in the space around and below them. To coordinate and highlight some existing features of the space, such as original wood ceiling, brick wall, the bold, darker paint colors implemented throughout the design, we kept the color of the lights simple and bright. Diagonal design elements were incorporated into the plan to draw the eye through main spaces. Lumetta’s telescope carried these desirables and coordinated well with the overall design idea.”
To integrate the lighting for the ceiling and walls, custom sconces in the telescope design were commissioned. “It was great to be able to create something unique for our client and project and also very cool to see it become a standard product!”, Michelle enthuses.
Both the pendant and the sconces utilized D61 MT White shade from the Lumenate® Fiber collection. Each P600 23” telescope measured 6” OD x 23” H, with F2 powder chrome finish and featured LED lamping. The sconce dimensions are ADA compliant at 8” W x 4”D x 24”H.