Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Magazine Week!

ALD has recently been featured in several magazines! Our recent Pawtucket River Bridge project was featured in the Jan-Feb 2014 issue of Lighting India Magazine. Click this LINK to see the online edition of the magazine. Our article is on pages 29-35.

Today, we received this month's edition of A.R.E.'s (Association for Retail Environments) Retail Environments in the mail to discover that the Crayola Experience is featured in the magazine and is an A.R.E. "Outstanding Merit" Award Winner for 2014. Thank you Reztark Design Studio for including us in the nomination and win! Check out the online page about the award, which includes a wonderful photo slide show of the project!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Pawtucket Crossing" - The Pawtucket River Bridge is featured in MONDO*ARC Magazine!

The April/May issue of MONDO*ARC Magazine features a four page article on the lighting design for the Pawtucket River Bridge. Started in 1999, MONDO*ARC is "the international magazine for designers with light" and focuses on innovation and specifications for architectural, retail, and commercial lighting. We got several copies of the magazine delivered to our office last week, but you can check it out online using this LINK!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ALD & RIC visit to USITT!

Chris with Bob McCarthy
Chris with Eugene Lee
Kathy and Chris recently returned from their annual trip to USITT! This year's conference was held in Fort Worth, Texas from March 26-29th. USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) holds an annual conference every year to allow their members to learn about the newest techniques, products and services in the entertainment and theatre industries.It also allows members to mingle face to face and network in this digital age.

This time around Chris and Kathy got to meet several of the Distinguished Award winners in person! They met Bob McCarthy, who was honored for "literally writing the book" on sound design; Eugene Lee, who was honored for his exemplary achievement in scenic design (who actually lives in RI); and Shirley Prendergast, who was honored for her work in lighting design and her continued "influence on women designers and designers of color."
Chris with Shirley Prendergast

Kathy with Bob Shook and Jill Mulholland at the IALD Booth
Chris was there as a representative of Rhode Island College, whose Technical Theatre Group (TTG) is a Supporting Member of USITT. Chris hopes to help RIC students attend future USITT conferences & events. While she was at the conference, Kathy also worked the IALD Education booth, helping to show students the opportunities available to them in architectural lighting.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Crayola Experience!

For this week's Social Media Tuesday - Check out the recent article by VMSD about the Crayola Experience store! Lighting design for the store was done by ALD! The article, which can be found here, also includes a beautiful photo slide show of the completed installation that incorporated all 200 colors of a Crayola box!!