2022 Design Problem

You have been hired by a major supermarket chain to design a light fixture for the produce section of the store. Specifically, the client wants to easily identify this area through the appearance of the luminaire and make the produce look great. Consider how food and people will look under the lighting and how the lighting will enhance the shopping experience and product selection. Determining the architectural design of the produce area is up to you. The ceiling height in the produce department is 15’.

Your light fixture design will be rolled out to over 1,300 stores in the United States, so everything about the cost of this light fixture is pertinent: manufacturing, materials, energy efficiency, durability, maintenance, even shipping. The life of this fixture should be considered from cradle to grave. Describe how the light fixture is controlled, and how it directs its light to highlight the merchandise and control glare for shoppers. Identify all major components and materials of the fixture. Document the fixture as instructed under the Competition Rules.

First Place & Citation for Presentation

Derel Shell, Industrial Design, Purdue University

Second Place

Hanna Bautista, Interior Design, Anderson University

Second Place

Victor Velasquez, Interior Design, University of Texas at Arlington

Citation for Inovative Concept

Yujie Zhou, Interior Design, University of Texas at Arlington

Citation for Presentation

Suva Mendoza, Interior Design, Miami University

2021

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2022

supermarket produce aisle

2021

bookstore apparel area

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