Projects: Education Facilities

Museumlab, Pittsburgh

RETROFIT TEAM

This children’s museum is located within the historic Carnegie Free Library, built in 1886.

ARCHITECT: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Perfido, Weiskopf, Wagstaff + Goettel
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Lam Partners Inc.
ENGINEER: Iams Consulting LLC
LIGHTING REPRESENTATIVE: LaFace & McGovern Associates Inc.

MATERIALS

This children’s museum is located within the historic Carnegie Free Library, built in 1886.

Spectrum Lighting was brought in to assist with this project by Tim Leonard at LaFace & McGovern Associates in coordination with Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Much of the original architecture remains intact, including columns, arches, flooring and brick. It was important for Spectrum Lighting to add contemporary lighting designs that enhanced the rugged yet ornate original architecture.

The electrical engineers at Iams Consulting and lighting designers at Lam Partners requested HK Xicato 98CRI LED modules for all track lighting. Spectrum’s Euro Series track fixtures, STT3XT and STT4XT, met all criteria with multiple HK options, 83 and 89 CRI, and Quick Twist optics for field adjustment. These track fixtures were primarily used in the Grable Gallery, which features an architectural rope-climbing structure designed for children.

Spectrum Lighting’s Schoolhouse Shade has a classic RLM look and was utilized in the open-space foyer. These were pendant-mounted for stability.

In the Studio Lab, Make Lab and Manchester Academic Charter School classroom, ALDDH22 high bays were utilized. “We chose these high bays because of the clean, smooth lines on the housing, and they wanted an industrial feel in that high open ceiling area—again Spectrum fit the bill with the many options available for those product lines,” Leonard says. Spectrum Lighting’s aluminum Lumen Max high bays have a contemporary design with a retention ring that absorbs shock and impacts, suitable for environments with high activity.

Spectrum Lighting’s Schoolhouse Shade has a classic RLM look and was utilized in the open-space foyer. These were pendant-mounted for stability. The products provide modern illuminated LED lighting with a vintage style. Meanwhile, the SJ1GV, part of Spectrum Lighting’s RLM Subway Line series, was utilized in the Chromatic Passage for an industrial feel against exposed brick walls.

Spectrum Lighting’s products were chosen not only for their functionality and appearance but also for their price point. Leonard adds, “Having a very competitive price helped to get the budget in line and make the overall project a success.”

LIGHTING MANUFACTURER: Spectrum Lighting

PHOTOS: ERIC STAUDENMAIER

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