Kathy and ALD were recently featured in an article for the Providence Journal! The article, by Andy Smith, discussed our recent design for the Route 95 bridge in Pawtucket.
Here's an excerpt from the article:
NORTH PROVIDENCE — At Christmas, the bridge will glow red and green.
For July 4, it will be red, white and blue. And on St. Patrick’s Day, of
course, it will be green.
The wizard behind this holiday color on
the new Pawtucket River Bridge is Katherine Abernathy, a lighting
designer based in North Providence who has illuminated everything from
Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and
Museum in Georgia.
Abernathy said she and her colleague Jason J.
Rainone have been working on the bridge lighting since 2008, meeting
with representatives of the state Department of Transportation, the City
of Pawtucket, Northeast Collaborative Architects (formerly Newport
Collaborative Architects), Commonwealth Engineers & Consultants, and
electrical engineers Gaskell Associates.
She said she can’t remember who first came up with the idea of the bridge lights changing colors.
Abernathy’s design, metal-halide and LED (light emitting diode) lights
provide white light for the pylons at each end of the bridge, the bridge
approaches and the underside of the structure. Colored LED lights are
used within the Art Deco eagle wings that guard each end of the bridge,
with small round lights outlining the curve of the central arch. A
single band of light runs along the main span.
The colored lights,
capable of 16 million color possibilities, are controlled by a computer
that can be programmed for the entire year.
To read the full article, check out the PROJO's website!