Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Scope: Interior & Exterior Lighting Design
Design Team: Steinberg Hart (formerly Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture), Strang, Talaske Group, JP Cullen
Award: 2020 IES Illumination Award of Merit
Photography: Tom Kessler
For this Performing Arts Center, bold architecture coupled with patterned details, inside and out, expresses flowing movement of space, complementing the music performed within. The lighting serves to enhance this and express a few notes of its own. From textured concrete to highly reflective interior surfaces, there were challenges and opportunities. For the Mead Witter Concert, Collins Recital Hall and Rehearsal Hall, and lobby keeping things simple (though they may not appear to be), and working with local fabricators allowed multiple custom fixtures to remain within the state budget. All light sources within the concert hall are warm dim to enhance the rich copper tones.