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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Lighting — Indoor

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2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Lighting — Indoor

2019 Best of Design Award winner for Lighting — Indoor: TWA Hotel

Project Architect and Preservation Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle
Lighting Designer: Cooley Monato Studio
Location: New York, New York

The restored TWA Flight Center, the New York landmark designed by Eero Saarinen that signaled the beginning of the Jet Age, is now the heart of the TWA Hotel; newly constructed twin buildings contain 512 hotel rooms, while a 50,000-square-foot space accommodates events below-ground. Aesthetically and functionally, the design of the project blends midcentury modern decor with present-day amenities. In the event center, luminous coves and laylights in the meeting rooms and ballroom clerestory evoke an impression of diffused daylight in spaces located 40 feet below grade. Custom 4- and 6-foot-diameter pendants provide ambient lighting and visual interest to the new Constellation Ballroom’s 21-foot-high ceiling and the original building’s junior ballroom.

Project Developer: MCR / Morse Development
Design Consultant and Design Architect for the Hotel Buildings: Lubrano Ciavarra Architects
Event Space Interior Design: INC Architecture & Design
Interior Design for Hotel Rooms, Select Public Areas: Stonehill Taylor
Landscape Architect: MNLA
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: MCC Theater
Lighting Designer: Cline Bettridge Bernstein

Interior lighting in the MCC Theatre
Architecture Lighting — Indoor: Honorable Mention: MCC Theatre (Michael Moran/OTTO)

Project Name: Twin Brook Capital Partners Offices
Lighting Designer: Cline Bettridge Bernstein

Interior lighting at the Twin Brook Capital Partners Offices
Architecture Lighting — Indoor: Honorable Mention: Twin Brook Capital Partners Offices (Steve Hall/Hall + Merrick Photography)

Editors’ Picks

Project Name: Park Tower Health Club
Lighting Designer: One Lux Studio

Project Name: Rise Nation
Lighting Designer: Cactus