Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Holiday Cheer!

Everyone at ALD would like to thank you all for the holiday cheer! 

The cards and yummy food have certainly put a smile on our faces and have added a festive atmosphere to our office.

We're sorry we didn't get around to sending cards this year, but we hope you all have a wonderfully happy holiday season!

Best wishes!!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Travel Photos

As part of our work at ALD, many of us get wonderful travel opportunities and our youngest honorary employee is no exception!

Here's a photo of Winnie discussing very important matters during her recent trip.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

AIA Rhode Island People's Choice Award

Voting for the AIA People's Choice Award is now open! All votes must be entered by 5:00PM on November 29
Gaige Hall, Rhode Island College

Pick your favorite or vote for the projects we worked on, Craig Lee and Gaige Hall!


Thank you for voting!  See who wins on December 5th at the AIAri Design Awards at WaterRower Headquarters in Warren RI.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday

Here's our all time favorite #ThrowbackThursday photo! 

It features Jason's daughter at her first day of work for us at ALD! It's unbelievable that Winnie is now already 4 years old!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Rhode Island Monthly Award - Gaige Hall

The Gaige Hall renovation at Rhode Island College recently won a "High Impact - Silver" award from Rhode Island Monthly Magazine! According to the October issue of the magazine, "The jurists felt the impact of the final product was a testament to the success of the design's concept, which was based on simple materials: windows, walls, ceilings, and floors done in the right proportion... The building is now a welcoming, light-filled space that facilitates the teaching and learning needs of the campus community."

Kudos to all involved and check out more about the winning projects on Rhode Island Monthly's website!

Architect: LLB Architects, Pawtucket
General Contractor: H.V. Collins, Providence
MEP/FP Engineer: Wilkinson Associates, Wariwck; Building Engineering Resources, Cranston
Civil and Structural Engineers: Pare Corporation, Lincoln
Landscape Architect: Traverse Landscape Architects, Providence
Lighting Design: Abernathy Lighting Design, Providence
Code Consultant: Jensen Hughes
Photographer: Nat Rea

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Save the Date - Enlighten Europe 2020

We'd like to send a big thank you out to the IALD! 

Jason was the winner of a free conference registration to Enlighten Europe 2020 at the Crosstalk Lighting event at the recent Enlighten Americas conference.

Hope to see you in Europe!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

IALD Enlighten

Pictured here are 14 presidents of the IALD, including two of the founders of the organization, the current president, the next president, and of course our personal favorite past president, Kathy!

This past weekend, Kathy, Chris and Jason attended the Enlighten America conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year the IALD is celebrating 50 years in existence and they also honored the current, the upcoming, and all the past presidents of the organization. Here's to another 50 years! 

#enlighten19 #IALD50

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Up Next - Much Ado About Nothing

Up next for our friends and colleagues at Rhode Island College is William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing!

Tech begins this Saturday and the show runs October 2 through October 6th.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Project Highlight - The Toyota Experience Center

Photo courtesy of Jack Rouse Associates
We've added a new project to our "Brand Name" section of the website

Check it out to see more photos from The Toyota Experience Center in Plano, Texas. The Center was designed to teach new employees about the company's core values, its innovative production system and its environmental impact goals.

You can also learn more about the project on JRA's website. They were the exhibit designers on the project.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Happy Birthdays!

The ALD staff gathered today to celebrate a combination of staff birthdays! Yummy food and good company was had by all! 

Happy birthday to Jay, Anna, & Nicki!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Website!!

ALD has a brand new website

Check out our newly redesigned website that features an updated gallery filled with project highlights and beautiful photos.

Let us know what you think of the new design in the comments!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New Factory Tour now open!

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Louisville, Kentucky recently opened their upgraded factory tour experience! You can read all about the tour on their website. ALD designed the lighting for the introductory movie experience and the exit gallery. The exhibits themselves were designed by Jack Rouse Associates.
Introductory movie experience - photo from Louisville Slugger Museum

Check it out if you're in the area!

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(877) 775-8443

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Congrats to the National Soccer Hall of Fame!

The American Alliance of Museums Media and Technology Network’s awarded the National Soccer Hall of Fame the Gold Muse Award for Research and Innovation for its “Facial Recognition Personalization Software” at their recent Awards night. 

This technology installation allows a personalized tour of the museum. When a patron arrives, they fill out information about their favorite soccer teams and level of fandom. As the patron tours the museum, their face is recognized as they approach different exhibits and the display is tailored to reflect that person's interests!

Kudos to the entire team who worked on the project, including Healy Kohler Design and Cortina Productions. We were honored to be a part of such a ground breaking project.

To learn more, check out the National Soccer Hall of Fame's website.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lightfair 2019

Cheesesteak isn't the only great thing in Philadelphia this week! 

There's also Lightfair 2019!! 

Come visit us at the event. To find out more, about the future illuminated, visit!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Travel Photos

Jason is recently returned from an overseas work trip! 

The view of the city from above
Here are a few of his favorite travel photos from the experience. 

What's that in the distance?

Can you guess where he went?

The amazing breakfast buffet

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Email Sign Up

Are you interested in learning more about ALD? 

You can now sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter via out Facebook page!

Follow the arrow to sign up for our Newsletter!

The sign up link is at the bottom of the left hand column. 
Come visit our page and check us out!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Marriage of Bette & Boo

Kathy and Chris recently worked on the lighting design for one of Rhode Island College's Mainstage Theatre productions, The Marriage of Bette & Boo by Christopher Durang. 

The career of most ALD employees began in the theatre and it's always nice to get back to our roots! 

Directed by Connie Crawford, the story followed the protagonist (Matt) down memory lane as he deals with his family's dysfunction. The show ran February 20-24 in the Helen Forman Theatre. Photos by Kate Noel Artistry.

Scenic Design: James F. Rotondo III
Lighting Design: Christopher & Kathy Abernathy
Costume Design: Ron Cesario
Make up / Hair Design: Michael Dates
Sound Design: Chris Ames
Stage Manager: Nour Shabo

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ALD visits New York!

Anna recently had the opportunity to visit NYC and participate in the USAI Collaboratory. This event was designed to showcase USAI's LED fixtures and to demonstrate the full capabilities of their product lines.  
From Left to Right: Samantha (from TRIA), George (from Boston Light Source), Anna, Anthony (from Boston Light Source), Ryan (from TRIA), and Sam (from USAI) 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Landscape Architect and Specifier News

Check out this recent article featuring the Bridge #550 project we worked on in Pawtucket, RI! 

The article, "Gateway to Providence" by Allie Lapporte, begins on page 56 and includes an interview with Jason and some great photos from the project.

Here's the link to the full publication and photo spread.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Rhode Island Visits USITT

Chris, with our friend Chris Soley, talking to RI based business
Bad Dag Tools

This past week, Kathy and Chris went to St. Louis and attended this year's USITT Conference!

Here's Kathy and Chris meeting up with some of their Webster University colleagues, Jane Stein and Daniel Robinson

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Opening - Fifth Third Bank!

Last Wednesday, Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH opened a museum on the ground floor of its headquarters building on Fountain Square to honor the bank’s 161-year history.

The Fifth Third Museum features exhibits to commemorate milestones in the bank’s history, such as the creation of Jeanie, the first shared online ATM network that Fifth Third launched in 1977. The exhibits were designed by Jack Rouse Associates (JRA) and we collaborated on the lighting design for the installations.

For more information, check out the full article about the opening by the Cincinnati Business Courier.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Holocaust & Humanity Center

Check out this sneak peak at the Holocaust & Humanity Center, which just commemorated it's grand opening to the public last weekend. 

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. HHC educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons. Through innovative programs and partnerships, HHC challenges injustice, inhumanity and prejudice, and fosters understanding, inclusion and engaged citizenship. 

Here are some photos from Jason's on site visit.

The Holocaust & Humanity  Center
1301 Western Ave, Suite 2101, Cincinnati, OH 45203

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Out in the Cold!

It doesn't matter how cold it is outside, we're still on site doing mock ups and getting things done!

Plus, the view is pretty spectacular from up here!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Happy Opening!!

The Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana, recently held its grand opening on December 26th!!

Founded by David Raymond, who was the original Phillie Phanatic from 1978 to 1993, Jack Rouse Associates provided master planning, attraction planning and design, graphic design, media production, art direction, and project management on the new facility, with lighting design done by us for this new permanent location.

Photo from InPark Magazine

For more information, check out this article by InPark Magazine!

Mascot Hall of Fame
1851 Front Street, Whiting, IN 43694
(219) 354-8814

Thursday, January 3, 2019

We're back!!

Happy New Year! Our office is reopen and ramping up for our exciting 2019 projects! 

Contact us! We'd love to collaborate with you!

166 Valley Street
Building 6M, Suite 103
Providence, RI 02909 
Tel: (401) 233-4412
Fax: (401) 233-4415