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 in Rules & Submission.

First Place

Nathan McNeilly, Architecture, University of New Mexico

Second Place

Hasan Al Jumaah, Architecture, University of New Mexico

Third Place

Jeff Jeong, Architecture, Auburn University

Citation for Innovative Concept

Joel Olson, Architecture, University of New Mexico

Citation for Presentation

Robert Montgomery, Architecture, University of New Mexico

Citation for Technical Achievement

Jacob Roberts, Industrial Design, University of Houston

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Past Winners

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2020

bus shelter

2019

urban transit center

2018

laundromat and cafe

2017

art museum lobby

2016

japanese restaurant

2015

wine bar and restaurant

2014

hotel ballroom

2013

office building lobby

2012

airport ticket counter

2011

corporate conference room

2010

residential porch

2009

retail fitting room

2008

hotel corridors

2007

student dorm room

2006

hospitality restroom

2005

urban park

2004

computer workstation

2003

library reading station