Case Studies Archive

Exterior Lighting Aids Net-Zero Effort

Plaza Verde is a housing complex on the University of California Irvine (UCI) campus. KTGY Architecture + Planning was commissioned to design the complex to connect east campus housing with the main institutional buildings.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Based in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., the Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a nationally recognized high school that specializes in arts education. Founded in 1974 by Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Mike Malone, the school occupies a building...

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

SACO created the tallest media façade on the planet at Burj Khalifa in Dubai using its innovative V-Stick technology. Emaar Properties Dubai, the premiere real estate developer in the UAE, and owner/operator of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, created an initiative...

One Five One

Part of a new breed of workspaces where the lines between residential and commercial are blurred, the vision for 151 West 42nd St. was to redesign the space into a 45,600-sq.-ft. artisanal food hall, cafe; bar and flexible events space.

Exhibit Puts T. Rex in New Light

Sue the T. Rex is the Lady Gaga of the dinosaur community. The magnificent murderbird—a favorite term to describe the T. Rex—has an often-hilarious Twitter feed and a new home in the Chicago Field Museum’s Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet.

Concentration at the Push of a Button

Lights on, curiosity, go! At the Herstedlund School in Denmark, “active light” accompanies teachers and students throughout the day. Its users say it promotes concentration, increases efficiency and boosts relaxation, creating moods that complement the situation.

Lighting Reformation

Italy’s Cathedral of Siena wanted to highlight its visible treasures with lighting fixtures and controls that were specifically discreet, but powerful enough to throw light from distances more than 80 ft.—and be controlled in a more user-friendly fashion.