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The 2019 Design Problem

A new urban transit center will be constructed in the heart of a major north eastern city. The Center will bring together all modes of public ground transportation in one facility: bus, trolley, light rail and train. The Developer in conjunction with the City has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the central hall. The light fixture(s) will be a signature piece, but it will also be functional. The central hall is the heart of the facility and will accommodate ticketing, waiting areas, public art and circulation to the transit platforms: The central hall is a 30 high, 150 x 150 daylit space. The architectural design of the space is up to you.

Take into consideration the volume of the space and that it should be a comfortable place for people to gather. People and architecture should look good so color quality is important. Energy use, durability and maintenance are important considerations in the 24/7 facility. Describe how the luminaire is controlled. Do not use self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps that fit into incandescent screw base sockets. Identify all major components and materials of the fixture. Document the fixture as instructed under the Competition Rules.

 


First Place Winner 2019
Nathan McNeilly
Architecture

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Second Place Winner 2019
Hasan Al Jumaah
Architecture

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Third Place Winner 2019
Jeff Jeong
Architecture
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama


Citation for Innovative Concept
Joel Olson
Architecture
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Citation for Presentation
Robert Montgomery
Architecture

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Citation for Technical Achievement
Jacob Roberts
Industrial Design

University of Houston
Houston, Texas