Thursday, November 19, 2020

Happy 10th birthday to the fastest theme park in the world!

 Happy 10th, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi!

Check out this great article all about the park from Theme Park Insider. We were honored to have been part of the team working on this park 10 years ago. Here's to another 10!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

GWWO Architects just announced that the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center has received an AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Merit Award and been named the 2020 Public Building of the Year!

Congratulations to the entire team that worked on the project! Haley Sharpe Design were the exhibit designers and we designed the exhibit lighting. See some of the exhibit photos below!

According to the GWWO press release, the building was chosen from over 100 submissions. The jury praised the building’s design, expressing: “There are so many aspects of this project that made it the winner of Building of the Year. In terms of design excellence, the forms and organization of the structure not only fit within the landscape but also help tell Harriet Tubman’s story. We are living in a time when Americans need to understand our history and celebrate its heroes such as Tubman whose actions affected so many people. She continues to be a role model and this Visitor Center does her story justice."

Thursday, September 17, 2020

(d)arc room Livestream 2020 Conference

Today is Day Two of the (d)arc room livestream and we're so excited that we can connect with colleagues across the U.S. and the world during these crazy times.

According to their website, [d]arc room livestream... is a global lighting design conference and forum for specifiers, designers and manufacturers brought to you by arc and darc magazines and Light Collective, the team behind the [d]arc awards. You can still sign up to attend and ticket holders get access to the livestream replay - click here for more info!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

RedALERT Recap

The September 1st event was an incredible success! It was so great to see so many people come together to make this happen. Buildings around the United States participated, but here are some of the highlights from around Rhode Island... including a couple of our own personal houses.

Thank you to Todd Gerrish, who organized the New England Chapter, Bill Murray (head in RI), and all of our friends and colleagues who went out to put up lights and take photos.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

RedAlertRESTART Event


#WeMake Events  #RedAlertRESTART   #ExtendPUA #WeMakeEventsNE

When: Tuesday, September, 1, 2020

9pm-Midnight (local time)

What: WeMakeEvents North America is spearheading the #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with an anticipated 1,500 buildings lit in red in over 50 cities from coast-to-coast. The goal is to raise public awareness about the economic plight of the Live Events Industry and urge Congress to pass the RESTART Act as well as extend PUA and FPUC to provide financial assistance to unemployed and 1099 workers.

So far over 170 buildings in New England will be participating!

You can too! Tint your profile picture red on social media tonight and share it using the event hashtags:

#WeMake Events  #RedAlertRESTART   #ExtendPUA #WeMakeEventsNE

Thank you!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Red Alert! #WeMakeEvents

Join us in spreading the word about the disaster facing the live event industry!

To call attention to the deep financial plight of the Live Event Industry, a nationwide event will take place on Tues
day, September 1, 2020, from 9pm-12midnight, when as many as 1,500 buildings across North America will be lit in red. The goal to raise public awareness that the Live Events Industry is on Red Alert for its very survival, and create congressional pressure to act now. It is estimated that 96%, or as many as 12 million people in the Live Events Industry are currently unemployed, furloughed, or have lost up to 90% of their income, and the world’s largest concert promoters have reported a 98% loss of revenue since the start of the pandemic. Once a robust $35 billion industry, the Live Events business was the first to close and the last to re-open, sustaining increased financial losses in the tens of billions of dollars.

This would be in solidarity with all of those who work in the live entertainment and events industries who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and is a North American parallel to the UK event which was held this past week on August 11th.

To find out more, read this press release from LiveDesign.