Q: What lighting project are you most proud of?
A: Falling Sticks in the Lucas Place Lofts in Kansas City, MO. It’s a high-concept installation that solves an important practical problem, while also serving as a public art exhibition and source of inspiration. It was recognized as a public art installation by CODAWorks and received ASID’s 2015 Lumen Award of Citation.
Q: What was the design challenge that led to Falling Sticks?
A: The design concept stemmed from a de-constructivist approach to the architectural detail and the open atrium of the building. The cavernous space called for a significant design statement, but the ceiling of the atrium was not structurally sound enough to support a hanging light fixture. From the beginning, I had this vision of a floating light sculpture that would allow the illumination of the space to be handled artistically and create a major statement within the interior.
Q: How frequently do you custom design lighting for residential projects?