Thursday, August 9, 2018

IES Annual Conference


The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is holding their annual conference in Boston this year! The conference begins today, but there's still time to join in on the fun! 

The conference begins tonight with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two full days of educational programs, networking, and product demonstrations.

Check out their website for how to register!

Illuminating Engineering Society
212-248-5000

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Congratulations, Sean & Molly!

Now that they're off celebrating on their honeymoon, ALD would like to raise a glass and toast Sean & Molly! 








Kathy and Chris' son recently married his long time love in Jamestown, RI in a beautiful ocean side ceremony. We wish the happy couple nothing but the best as they embark on this next great adventure!



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th!

From all of us at ALD, we hope you enjoy the extra lighting in the sky tonight!


Thursday, June 28, 2018

PENN Galleries

Did you recognize the outside of the building we shared back in April? 

Well here is a sneak peak inside! 

We recently completed work on the Penn Museum - Middle East Galleries. This area was designed as a white box rather than a traditional black box display. The gallery design, done by Haley Sharpe Design, focused on a clean, modern, and open feel. 
The view from the entrance to the 3rd gallery

The gallery also houses an amazing collection of seals and clay tablets, which needed to lit from specific directions in order for the impressions to be legible.

Here is a cuneiform tablet grazed with light from the upper left hand corner to ensure the impressions, made with a tool held in the right hand, are legible.

If you're in Philadelphia, make sure to visit the 
Penn Museum Galleries for yourself!

Photos used with permission of Penn Museum. 
Photos by Raffi Berberian Photography.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Recognize this building?

If you're in Philadelphia and recognize this building, go check out our recently completed work inside!
Photo by Jason Rainone

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Opening in August!!

Photo from The National Comedy Center / Hollywood Reporter
We are proud to announce that one of the museum projects we're currently working on will be opening soon! The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY will be opening a new building in August. The new exhibits, designed by Jack Rouse Associates, are interactive and react to RFID bands each museum visitor is wearing. Guests will be able to experience a personalized journey through the history of comedy. To learn more, check out this article by The Hollywood Reporter!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

All's Well That's Lit Well!


Last week, we had the opportunity to visit the lighting design students at Rhode Island College. We discussed the similarities between lighting design for theatre and lighting design for architecture. The students were excited to learn that a background in theatrical training can be so useful even outside the theatre! Not just in terms of technological “know how” but also in terms of the collaborative team process that’s necessary for the success of large projects in any occupation.