Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A post on leadership everyone should strive to emulate - "When Listening Isn't a Good Thing"

Those of us at ALD were recently impressed by an article by Bob Chapman, the CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Company. He espouses  "Truly Human Leadership" - a management style he created that emphasizes the importance of the individual people working for a company and believes that people should be led, not traditionally "managed". His management philosophy can be found in detail on his website-

In this particular article, "When Listening Isn't a Good Thing", Bob discusses the negative effects gossip can have in the work place and methods to stop the gossip train. One of the most important ways is to lead by example:

"As a leader, when we listen to people speculating, belittling or disparaging others, we are encouraging more of this behavior. Those who gossip love the thrill of being the first to let you in on some juicy secret.  Don’t give them the thrill."

For more information on decreasing gossip in your workplace and leading through your own example, you can read the full article by clicking this link!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A trip to NYC!

Jay asleep on the train!
This past Friday, Kathy & Jay took a little day trip down to NYC to meet with some potential clients. It's so great that we can get to a city like New York, market ourselves, and be home in time for dinner! They took the train down and took in the sights near Wall Street and Times Square while enjoying great January weather (45 degrees) in the city.

During the presentation, ALD was presented as a studio with passion and dedication towards the lighted environment and as a potential collaborator on a wide range of project types. We explained our design process from conceptualization through documentation to realization. Jay says, "Our presentation went very well and was well-received by all who attended." We're so happy to have had the opportunity to present and we would be happy to present to anyone else who might be looking for a lighting design studio. Just let us know!

Wall Street

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

From the ALD archives: Seon Place, Bermuda

With the beginning of the new year, we have been busily cleaning the office and have taken a couple of trips down memory lane. One of our recent finds was the final design package for Seon Place, an office building  we did the design for back in 2008. Located in Bermuda, Seon Place is the tallest building on the island! For the exterior design, we were tasked with giving the building a night time presence... without making it stick out like a sore thumb amongst its island surroundings. For the interior, we were asked to come up with the most energy efficient plan possible.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Japanese Troupe 'Enra' Combines Dance And Light In Mesmerizing Video

We hope that you have been staying safe and warm so far in 2014!

With the recent snowstorm corresponding with the holidays, we spent more time inside (and online) than we anticipated... but found this innovative use combination of dance and light. It was recently featured by the Huffington Post. Enjoy the show!