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The Secret Recipe for Restaurant Lighting

The Secret Recipe for Restaurant Lighting

A pinch of this and a dash of that can create the ideal ambience. After a survey of more than 50 Manhattan eateries, the author shares his formula
By Brett Anderson

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IES Unveils New HQ

IES Unveils New HQ

Inside the Redesign After 25 years at 120 Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, the IES has a new and improved home in the same space the Society moved into in 1993. The address is one of few similarities between the original and remodeled office, as acknowledged by IES President Lance Bennett during a champagne toast at an open-house event for the new space in July: “The way I describe the old facility was an office with a million dollar…

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Circadian in the Workplace: Does It Make Sense…Yet?

By Rachel Fitzgerald and Katherine Stekr
When the job description suddenly includes ‘amateur biologist,’ lighting designers must be able to decipher the circadian lexicon for their clients

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Starving for Darkness

Starving for Darkness

By Jane Slade
The human-centric focus on the impact of artificial light has overshadowed its effects on animals and plants

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LD+A September 2017: Denver 16 Street Mall

Replica Result

By Paul Tarricone
One lighting legend passes the baton to another on Denver’s pedestrian mall

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An Idea Blossoms

An Idea Blossoms

By Paul Tarricone
An R&D giant’s three businesses consolidate within a single headquarters that rejects the traditional notion of laboratory design.

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Nixon’s New Perspective

By Vilma Barr
A dramatic visual story at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum helps visitors examine a controversial legacy.

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Alley of the Arts

By Katie Nale
A lighting revamp morphs a century-old pathway into a work of art

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A Capitol Comes Around

By Samantha Schwirck Of the myriad setbacks a government can endure, Minnesota recently faced one that, if ignored, would have brought politics as usual to a full stop: its capitol building was crumbling, and time for delaying the repair was running out. It took nearly a decade, circa 1905, to construct Minnesota’s State Capitol, a Beaux-Arts inspired American Renaissance building designed by architect Cass Gilbert, whose later credits included the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. More than 100…

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Heirloom Hospitality

By Samantha Schwirck A restored atrium transports hotel guests back to Manhattan’s Gilded Age The Gilded Age—a period of rapid economic growth following the Civil War—ended at the turn of the 20th century, but the era’s elegance and charm remain alive and well inside the Beekman Hotel in Manhattan’s Financial District. The landmark building was built in 1883 on a site already rich with history—Shakespeare’s Hamlet had its New York debut at the address before it became home to associations…

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