2003 Design Problem

Design a light fixture that could be used to light a reading table in a library, mounted to the top of the table. Your fixture should use high efficiency fluorescent lamps, such as T5 or T2 linear lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, or even metal halide lamps. The ballast should be integral to the fixture. Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps are not acceptable. Identify all major interior and exterior components and materials. Describe how the light from your fixture supports the activities that take place at the library table. Describe how your fixture does or does not adapt to different architectural styles.

First Place

Michael Snyder, Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas

Second Place

Susana Lau, Interior Design, University of Texas at Arlington

Third Place

Enrique Vela, Syracuse University

Citation for Presentation

Jonas Concepcion, Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Citation for Technical Achievement

Brendan Harnett, Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2004