Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Up Next at RIC - Quilters the Musical

Up next for our friends and colleagues at Rhode Island College is the musical, QUILTERS

Running this Wednesday through Sunday, the show tells the story of pioneer women. Each scene is introduced by a quilt square or “block” symbolic of life’s passages and culminates with the main characters "legacy quilt" made up of the different blocks and pieces of her life.

For more information, check out the RIC Website!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sneak Peak!

The brand new National Soccer Hall of Fame opened for the public last weekend, but you can see a sneak peak before you go visit in person! Check out this online video tour! Abernathy Lighting Design was proud to work with HealyKohler Design on this exciting project!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Soaring to New Heights - The CR Smith Museum

Photo by JRA
We're proud to have been a part of this unique project celebrating the the people who make American Airlines one of the largest airlines in the world. 

The newly renovated permanent exhibits (designed by Jack Rouse Associates) of the CR Smith Museum, will also offer STEM instruction to local students to open their eyes to career possibilities in science and aviation. 

For more information on the redesign or the museum, check out this great write up on the JRA Blog!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Congratulations to Nicki and Mike!

Photos by Tracy Jenkins Photography

Congratulations to our Office Assistant, Nicki and her new husband, Mike! 

They got married over the weekend on a beautiful fall day and smiled the entire time!

Best wishes!


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meet Anna!

We are pleased to introduce Mariana Pascone, who has recently joined the staff at Abernathy Lighting Design! 

Anna comes to us from a varied background that includes an architecture degree from New England Tech and a history as a kitchen designer! Anna loves everything glittery and she is looking forward to bringing a new sparkle to the ALD team. Welcome aboard, Anna!


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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy World Theatre Day!


All the world’s a stage... 
and we’re proud to support and work in live theatre!! 

Photo from our work on Rhode Island College's 2014 production of THE LITTLE FOXES.

#worldtheatreday

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Winter Wonderland



We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful winter wonderland that Mother Nature brought New England on Tuesday as much as Winnie and her friends did.





Thursday, February 1, 2018

Name that view...

This shot was taken on site at one of our recent projects... 
any guesses on where we were??

The correct answer is the cupola level of the Rhode Island State House! 

Working with the wonderful team from Creative Environment, ALD recently completed install and focus on a new lighting system for the State House exterior. Up next: programming the system so that the colors can artfully reflect holidays and current events. Next time you're driving through Providence, look up and see what colors are being used!



Photos by Jason J. Rainone

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Opening this fall - The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY

AD - Architectural Digest ranks National Comedy Center among the "15 Most Noteworthy Museums to Open in 2018"... check out the article to learn more about the project we're working on with JRA and about the other incredible museums opening this year!