A salute to the past has positioned a California naval base for the future. Located on an island within the San Francisco Bay, Naval Air Station Alameda was decommissioned in 1997 and had remained relatively untouched. Now the new Alameda Point development is home to the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal, public parks and housing. In a tribute to its past, elements of the former base’s Art Deco-style architecture were woven into the ferry terminal and surrounding buildings’ design.
HLB Lighting Design crafted the lighting scheme for Alameda Point. “Alameda’s existing street lighting standard was a traditional ‘acorn’ style,” says Andrew Moore, senior associate at HLB. “The design team didn’t feel that style luminaire would harmonize with the character of the architecture that was to be built on-site and would have appeared jarring in that context.”
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