GWA Lighting: architectural lighting

GWA Lighting

About GWA Lighting The firm was founded in 1968 by Raymond Grenald, who helped pioneer the practice of architectural lighting as a profession. He promotes the fundamental belief that light has a distinctive effect on human behavior.  In 1976, Lee Waldron joined Grenald and has helped to broaden and strengthen the company’s capabilities. Over time, […]

Rosemarie Allaire Lighting Design

Vintanta Wine & Dine: The Sky’s the Limit

With property in San Diego County at a premium, Cohn Restaurant Group positioned its 10,000-sq.-ft. Vintana Wine + Dine restaurant with 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor terraces on top of a Lexus dealership.   The average American consumer is used to experiencing stand-alone car dealerships – a destination property typically comprised of a single large building […]

International Builders Show - The New American Home

There’s No Place Like The New American Home

The crown jewel of the International Builders’ Show – The New American Home – demonstrates the latest innovations in residential new construction by showcasing  cutting-edge floor plans, the newest appliances, and high-tech control systems plus trend-setting flooring, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, and lighting.   Photography Courtesy of Trent Bell Since 1984, The New American Home program has […]

Sharon Olsen of KSA Lighting Lights Wallgreens

Rx for Change: Walgreens

When competing pharmacy chains began paying attention to aesthetics, Walgreens decided to up its game.   Since Walgreens had been challenged recently by competitors such as CVS and WalMart, its executives wanted to reinforce Walgreens’ presence in its hometown of Chicago with a new flagship that elevates the brand from a local store to something […]

Residential LIghting Plans

Should You Charge for Lighting Plans?

Some lighting stores do it for free, many apply the fee to a purchase, and others set a price for the plans alone. No matter the method, offering this service sets your store apart.  In the era of showrooming offering professionally designed lighting plans can become a competitive edge for independent lighting showrooms. Findings from […]

Jo-Ann-Alston

Jo Ann Alston: From Formal to Fabulous

The clients wanted to change their seldom-used dining room into a flexible, relaxing space yet still operate as a dining area on special occasions. Interior designer Jo Ann Alston of J. Stephens Interiors in New Jersey was tasked with transforming a formal dining room into a family sanctuary with Asian influences.  The clients – two […]

Nancy Goldstein

Nancy Goldstein: The Great Wide Open

The renovation of a coastal residence in Massachusetts requires innovative lighting techniques that work in tandem with a generous amount of natural daylight.  Located 15 miles outside of Boston in the seaside community of Swampscott, this remodeling project entailed opening up exterior walls to take advantage of the ocean views.  The master bath – one […]

The Darling Hotel & Spa

The Darling Hotel & Spa: Distinctively Darling

Part of The Star’s $870-million redevelopment in Sydney, Australia, The Darling Hotel & Spa won Best New Hotel Construction & Design 2012 at the Asia-Pacific International Hotel Awards. Making the most of stunning views of Darling Harbour and the surrounding city of Sydney, The Star complex boasts two hotels, penthouses, serviced apartments, 20+ restaurants, bars, […]

Courtyard by Marriott Conversion to LED lighting

Cree Lighting: Courtyard by Marriott Conversion to LED lighting

This hotel chain’s slogan – It’s a New Stay® – points to a more upscale experience, including an energy-saving conversion to LED lighting. The first Courtyard by Marriott in the country was built in 1983 in Atlanta and was Marriott’s initial sister brand. Although it originally targeted business travelers seeking quality service at affordable prices, […]

Indianapolis Pyramid Building Goes PINK

Indianapolis Pyramid Building Goes PINK

The Center Pyramid Building in Indianapolis will “go pink” beginning on October 3 for one week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a reminder for women to schedule their annual mammogram, a lifesaving screening for thousands of women each year. The Central Pyramid Building – home to the Susan G. Komen (SGK) […]