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        eachtree	City,	Ga.-based	Cooper	Lighting	has	announced	
        the	winners	of	its	29th	Annual	SOURCE	Awards	national	
        lighting	design	competition.	

	 Top	honors	in	the	Professional	       (NDSU)	picked	up	the	highest	               of	the	winners	received	a	crystal	
Category	went	to	Donald	Gallegos,	      accolade	under	the	direction	of	            trophy.
IES	of	ASCG,	Inc.	of	New	Mexico	        Assistant	Professor	Hyung-Chang	            	 The	annual	competition	focuses	
for	the	Dulce	Health	Care	Facility	     Kim.	Mississippi	State	University	          on	furthering	the	understanding,	
in	Dulce,	New	Mexico.		                 (MSU)	received	five	citations	under	        knowledge,	and	function	of	light-
	 Similarly,	Michael	K.	Souter,	        the	direction	of	instructor	Robin	          ing	as	a	primary	element	in	design	
FASID,	IALD,	LC	and	Suzanne	N.	         Carroll.		                                  and	requires	the	predominant	use	
Massoud,	Associate	IALD,	EIT	of	        	 Amanda	R.	Anderson,	Casey	A.	             of	Cooper	Lighting	brands.
Luminae	Souter	Associates,	LLC	in	      Beaton	and	Kirsten	Jabs	of	NDSU	            	 Entries	are	judged	on	the	blend-
San	Francisco,	Calif.	earned	kudos	     won	for	Cubefficiency:	The	Passive	         ing	of	aesthetics,	creative	achieve-
for	a	residential	project	they	named	   Solar	Home.	Honorable	Mentions	             ment,	technical	performance,	and	
House	of	Borrowed	Light.                were	presented	to	MSU	students	             the	degree	to	which	lighting	met	
	 Two	Awards	of	Recognition	            Marjorie	Ticer	for	the	Cooper	              the	project	constraints	and	design	
were	given	in	the	Professional	         Aquarium	and	Rebecca	Rhodes	                concept	goals.
Category.	Sarah	Leska,	PE	of	Elec-      for	The	Keenum	Family	Getaway.	             	 To	enter	the	30th	edition	of	this	
trical	Design	Associates,	Inc.	in	      Achieving	Awards	of	Recognition	            competition,	submissions	must	be	
Tucson,	Ariz.	was	lauded	for	a	         were	MSU	undergrads	Rachel	                 postmarked	by	January	1,	2007.	An	
municipal	complex	in	Marana,	           Holcomb	and	Mandy	Wimberly	for	             independent	panel	of	lighting	and	
and	past	SOURCE	award-winners	          The	Oasis	Resort,	and	Hattie	Lewis	         design	professionals	–	plus	a	repre-
Robert	H.	Singer,	IALD,	IES	and	        for	a	restaurant	and	bar	called	            sentative	from	The	SOURCE	–	will	
Kale	E.	Lacroux,	LD,	IES	of	Basalt,	    POSH.                                       assess	all	submitted	work.	For	a	
Colo.	were	honored	for	an	Aspen	        	 The	three	NDSU	students	split	a	          complete	list	of	rules,	visit	
townhome	remodel.                       $1,500	cash	award	and	the	Honor-            the	company’s	Web	site	(cooper
	 In	addition,	students	in	design,	     able	Mention	students	were	given	           lighting.com),	or	contact	the	manu-
architectural,	lighting,	and	engi-      $500	each.	                                 facturer	by	calling	(770)	486-4800.
neering	disciplines	entered	            	 Both	the	Professional	Category	
conceptual	installations.	Six	          winners	and	the	students	with	their	
awards	were	handed	out	–	one	           professors/instructors	were	invited	
Winner,	two	Honorable	Mentions,	        to	attend	a	complimentary	class	at	
and	three	Awards	of	Recognition.	       The	SOURCE,	Cooper	Lighting’s	
North	Dakota	State	University	          state-of-art	educational	center.	All	

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             PLEASING ATMOSPHERE FOR PATIENTS
              Spanning	58,038	square	feet,	the	two-                along	with	associated	facility	support	             Primary	Care	area	was	to	be	“patient	
              story	Dulce	Health	Care	Center	is	a	                 services.                                           friendly”	with	a	combination	of	soft	yet	
              modern	facility	for	the	members	of	the	              	 “The	design	approach	was	to	                      functional	illumination.	In	addition,	
              Jicarilla	Tribe	in	northern	New	Mexico.	             provide	functional	and	space-specific	              the	patient-accessible	corridors	and	the	
              Its	architectural	design	combines	the	               lighting,”	says	Donald	Gallegos,	a	                 waiting	room	needed	to	be	inviting.
              use	of	daylight	as	well	as	the	integra-              senior	electrical	designer	at	ASCG,	                	 The	pride	of	this	Jicarilla	Apache	
              tion	of	fluorescent,	incandescent,	                  Inc.	“The	clinic	required	specified	                Nation	facility	is	the	principal	entrance,	
              and	fiber	optic	lighting	for	the	Urgent	             lighting	needs	for	the	different	service	           which	showcases	the	tribe’s	basket	
              and	Primary	Care,	Radiology,	Phar-                   units	[and	also	we	wanted	to]	create	a	             symbol.	Facing	east,	this	main	lobby	is	
              macy,	Physical	Therapy,	Audiology,	                  warmth	that	is	essential	to	the	Jicarilla	          greeted	by	morning	sunlight	streaming	
              Optometry,	Dentistry,	Mental	Health,	                culture.”                                           through	the	windowed	wall	and	ceiling.	
              Environmental	Health,	Community	&	                   	 For	example,	the	Urgent	Care	unit	                	 “Lighting	was	not	to	interfere	with	
              Public	Health,	and	Social	Services	units	            had	to	be	bright	for	performing	critical	           the	glow,”	Gallegos	comments.	“Since	
                                                                                      life-saving	tasks,	and	          automated	control	was	not	desired	by	
                                                                                      the	lighting	required	           the	client,	the	upper	perimeter	cove	
                                                                                      an	emergency	back-               lighting	–	along	with	fluorescent	down-
                                                                                      up	generator.	The	               lights	located	on	the	lower	and	upper	




The top of the rotunda incorporates staggered, 2-lamp, strip fluorescent cove lights   Lighting is evenly distributed in the main circulation areas while the carpet
from Metalux set completely around the lobby, producing a shadowless source.           draws attention to the basket symbol of the Jicarilla tribe. Beyond the colonnade,
Illuminating the second-level balcony are 6-inch Portfolio 42-watt CFL downlights      Metalux’s Ovation Series 2' x 2' recessed direct/indirect fixtures are installed above
with 8-inch Portfolio 2-lamp, 42-watt CFL downlights highlighting the first level.     the seating area.


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Metalux’s Ovation Series
2' x 2' recessed direct/
indirect models utilize a
round perforated lamp
shield while Halo’s 4-inch,
low-voltage recessed
fixtures illuminate the
nurses’ station. Decorative
fluorescent wall sconces
in the corridor provide a
softer ambiance.



levels	–	is	controlled	
from	a	central	loca-
tion.”	The	cove	and	
downlights	didn’t	
overpower	the	natural	
light	coming	from	the	
central	skylight	in	the	
area’s	rotunda.	“The	
[combined]	use	of	light	
and	color	brought	out	
the	warmth	that	was	
essential	in	harmoniz-
ing	the	lighting	design	with	the	Jicarilla	
culture,	and	[created]	the	proper	setting	
for	a	Native	American	health	care	facil-
ity,”	he	notes.
	 The	decorative	sconces	in	the	corri-
dor,	plus	the	direct/indirect	2'x	2'	fluo-
rescent	fixtures	and	fiber	optic	lighting	
in	the	waiting	rooms	were	all	carefully	
chosen	to	evoke	comfort.	
	 “Overall,	the	lighting	accomplished	
exactly	what	the	health	board	was	
looking	for,”	Gallegos	remarks.	“Many	
health	care	facilities	can	give	the	
impression	of	being	cold	and	institu-
tional,	but	that	wasn’t	the	case	[here].”	




CREDITS
PRojECT:	Dulce Health Care Center,
   Dulce, N. Mex.
AwARD: Commercial Project winner
LIgHTINg DESIgNER: Donald gallegos
PRojECT MANAgER: Morris Lowden
PRojECT ARCHITECT: Terry Brown
DESIgN fIRM: ASCg Inc., Albuquerque,
   N. Mex.                                    A completely functional lighting scheme was accomplished with two sources: the Ovation Series
                                              2' x 2' recessed direct/indirect fixtures with a round perforated lamp shield in the nurses'/check-in
PHoTogRAPHy: Kirk gittings
                                              area; and the Metalux 2' x 4', 18-cell, 3-lamp parabolic fixtures in the exam rooms to provide an
   Photography                                average of 50 footcandles.


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       ROOMS WITH
       A VIEW
       The	lighting	for	this	2,000-sq.-ft.	contemporary	penthouse	
       located	in	downtown	San	Francisco	was	designed	to	maxi-
       mize	the	unique	architectural	forms	of	the	interior	–	day	and	
       night.	With	natural	light	entering	through	windows	on	the	
       northeast	side	of	the	home,	one	challenge	was	to	come	up	
       with	a	plan	that	would	help	compensate	for	high	contrasts	
       while	capturing	and	redistributing	the	natural	daylight.	
       	 “Early	collaboration	with	the	architect	allowed	us	to	
       suggest	locations	for	translucent	panels	and	internal	fenes-
       trations	while	building	a	large	portion	of	lighting	within	the	
       architecture,”	says	Michael	Souter,	a	lighting	designer	with	
       Luminae	Souter	Associates.	
       	 To	maximize	ceiling	areas,	the	architect	designed	around	
       a	complex	maze	of	existing	mechanical,	structural,	and	


      Top: Since daylight from the northeast varies throughout the day, the
      interior lighting is rebalanced using a lighting controller on a timer.
      An Iris 3.5"-aperture adjustable accent fixture with a 50-watt MR16
      halogen lamp and shallow remodel housing was used in front of the
      fireplace because of limited clearance.
           Left: RSA’s Quiet Ceiling adjustable downlights with MR16 halogen
      lamps are specified in conjunction with halogen pendants for their
      minimal intrusion and sleek appearance on the ceiling. IRiS 3-inch
      adjustable shower lights and RSA 4-inch Quiet Ceiling shower lights
      with square sealed lens can be found in other bathrooms in the home.


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In the dining area, adjustable RSA Quiet Ceiling recessed downlights keep       RSA’s Quiet Ceiling recessed adjustable fixtures with MR16 halogens
the ceiling surface clean. RSA’s Radiance xenon strip lighting is integrated    are installed on the lower ceiling for accent lighting. IRiS 5.25"-aper-
into slots and curves.                                                          ture adjustable accent fixtures with 75-watt PAR30 lamps are placed
                                                                                in the upper ceiling area to provide ambient illumination.


sprinkler	locations.	“Our	challenge	was	             ance	is	integrated	into	slots	and	curves	        off	was	the	key.”													
to	select	lighting	fixtures	and	locations	           to	enhance	the	complex	ceiling	and	              	 IRiS	was	also	specified	in	the	bath-
that	would	complement	and	work	with	                 eliminate	potential	shadows,”	Souter	            room	for	its	45°	hot	aimimg	capability	
the	ceiling	design	and	architecture,”	               reports.	“The	shadow-free	cove	lighting	         in	a	wet	application.	The	translating	
adds	Suzanne	Massoud,	also	of	Lumi-                  yielded	a	uniform	soft	glow.”                    center-beam	optics	minimizes	light	loss	
nae	Souter.                                          	 The	designers	chose	RSA’s	Quiet	               resulting	in	a	high-efficiency	fixture,	
	 A	combination	of	strip	fixtures	                   Ceiling	model	because	of	its	zero	sight	         according	to	Souter.	The	product	can	
mounted	in	coves	and	on	walls,	                      line,	which	would	minimize	its	appear-           also	be	found	in	the	kitchen	because	of	
and	recessed	adjustable	downlights	                  ance	in	the	lower	ceiling	areas.	“This	          its	50°	cutoff	and	high-quality,	irides-
installed	on	the	mulit-level	ceiling	were	           fixture	was	compared	to	[its	competi-            cent-free	reflector.	“The	electronic	
incorporated	into	the	lighting	controls.	            tors]	and	was	the	only	true	flush	trim,”	        ballast	provides	instant-on	capabil-
“[That]	system	was	designed	to	accom-                Massoud	notes.	“The	trimless	reflector	          ity	with	quiet	operation	and	satisfies	
modate	day	and	nighttime	scenes	while	               eliminates	visual	clutter	while	creating	        California’s	Title	24	requirements	with	a	
providing	maximum	flexibility,	energy	               a	sleek	finish	that	is	in	tune	with	the	         trim	selection	that	matches	other	areas	
conservation,	and	convenience,”	Souter	              architecture.”                                   on	the	project,”	Massoud	explains.
comments.													                               	 Various	IRiS	downlights	were	                  	 “All	cove	lighting	and	recessed	
	 To	compensate	for	the	immense	                     employed,	depending	on	available	ceil-           downlights	are	carefully	shielded	to	
daylight,	the	interior	lighting	is	rebal-            ing	clearance	and	functional	require-            minimize	potential	glare	or	unflattering	
anced	by	using	multiple-scene	lighting	              ments.	“The	IRiS	downlight	was	select-           images	in	the	windows,”	adds	Souter.	
controllers	with	an	astronomical	time	               ed	because	of	its	high	performance	and	          “Since	there	are	no	window	treatments,	
clock.	Pre-sets	were	programmed	to	                  aesthetics,”	Massoud	says.	“Reducing	            reflected	images	[became	part	of]	the	
meet	the	client’s	lifestyle	and	needs,	              lamp	image	with	the	fixture’s	high	cut-          interior	lighting	design.”
and	the	keypads	are	located	in	several	
convenient	locations.	Photocells	and	                CREDITS
occupancy	sensors	automate	the	light-                PRojECT: House of Borrowed Light, San francisco, Calif.
ing	in	some	areas,	depending	on	the	                 AwARD: Residential Project winner
daylight	contribution.                               LIgHTINg DESIgNERS: Michael K. Souter, fASID, IALD, LC and Suzanne N.
	 For	indirect	lighting,	the	RSA	Radi-                  Massoud, Associate IALD, EIT
ance	1400	Series	xenon	strip	was	                    DESIgN fIRMS: Luminae Souter Associates, LLC, San francisco; form 4
selected	for	its	ability	to	adapt	to	the	               Architecture: john f. Marx, AIA, David E. Perez, CID and Vivien w. Tso
various	curves	of	the	ceiling.	“The	Radi-            PHoTogRAPHER: jD Peterson

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          CITY CHIC
           When	conceptualizing	the	84,000-
           sq.-ft.	building	that	would	serve	as	the	
           Marana	Municipal	Complex	–	hous-
           ing	administrative	offices	as	well	as	
           the	police	and	emergency	services	
           departments	–	specifiers	were	asked	to	
           integrate	a	new	set	of	design	standards	
           that	would	define	the	Arizona	town’s	
           “new	look	and	feel”	by	integrating	a	
           common	schematic	for	all	of	the	facili-
           ties.	The	concept	for	the	interior	spaces	
           stipulated	that	most	of	the	rooms	would	
           be	multi-use.	
           	 “The	design	consists	of	several	
           layers	of	light	that	can	be	used	inde-
           pendently	or	together	to	create	different	
           scenes	for	specific	needs,”	says	light-
           ing	designer	Sarah	Leska	of	Electrical	
           Design	Associates,	Inc.	“Additionally,
           the	town	requested	that	standard	fixtures	
           be	chosen	and	installed	in	multiple	loca-
           tions	to	both	simplify	bills	of	materials	
           and	maintenance	stock,	and	to	[estab-
           lish]	a	unified	look	for	the	entire	build-
           ing.”	Portfolio’s	compact	fluorescent	
           downlights	and	Neo-Ray’s	200	direct/
           indirect	cable-mounted	fixtures	were	
           employed	throughout	the	complex.												
           	 Other	areas	required	very	few	
           visible	fixtures.	“Architectural	and	
           concealed	lighting	in	ceiling	clouds	
           accomplished	this	goal	in	both	the	
           council	chambers	and	open	office	
           areas.	The	front	lobby	and	council	
           chambers	also	employed	high-perfor-
           mance,	wall-mounted	fixtures	to	light	
           those	spaces,”	she	recounts.	
           	 The	lobby	sets	the	aesthetic	tone	
           by	highlighting	architectural	elements	
           with	compact	fluorescent	downlighting,	
           from	Portfolio,	and	high-performance	
           sconces.	Neo-Ray’s	201IP	2-circuit	
           direct/indirect	fixture	as	well	as	perim-
           eter	Portfolio	downlighting	in	all	the	
           private	offices	gives	occupants	the	
           option	of	higher	light	levels	when	the	

       Top: Portfolio specification-grade downlights
       illuminate the corridors.
            Left: To highlight certain architectural
       elements, the walkway bridges are lit with Portfo-
       lio CFL downlights while high-performance wall
       sconces are used as the lobby’s primary lighting
       source.


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                                                                                                    fluorescent	uplights	are	activated.	The	
                                                                                                    same	Neo-Ray	fixture	is	also	mounted	
                                                                                                    over	the	table	in	the	conference	room,	
                                                                                                    where	it	provides	ambient,	task,	and	
                                                                                                    accent	lighting.
                                                                                                    	 All	general	lighting	in	the	open	
                                                                                                    office	space	is	provided	by	cove-
                                                                                                    mounted	Metalux	SSL	fixtures	lamped	
                                                                                                    with	super	T8	lamps	in	conjunction	
                                                                                                    with	1.2	ballast	factor	ballasts.	“This	
                                                                                                    combination	achieves	a	35-footcandle	
                                                                                                    average	at	the	desktop,”	Leska	says.	
                                                                                                    Each	workstation	is	outfitted	with	
                                                                                                    undercabinet	task	lighting	by	Metalux.	
                                                                                                    	 “As	with	most	projects,	this	one	did	
                                                                                                    go	through	construction-phase	budget	
                                                                                                    crunches	that	required	fixture	alternates	
                                                                                                    as	approved	by	the	lighting	design	engi-
                                                                                                    neer,”	she	comments.	“Areas	with	criti-
                                                                                                    cal	performance	needs	employed	work-
                                                                                                    around	solutions	that	still	accomplished	
                                                                                                    the	required	results.”							
Top: Architectural symmetry and presentation was paramount in lighting
the council chambers. Here, Metalux SSL cove lighting with super T8 and         CREDITS
1.2 ballast factor ballasts provide general illumination plus an architectur-
ally interesting ceiling. Portfolio downlighting further accents the council    PRojECT: Marana Municipal Complex, Marana, Ariz.
member platform.                                                                AwARD: Commercial Project Award of Recognition
     Above: All general lighting in the open office area is provided by cove-   LIgHTINg DESIgNER: Sarah Leska, PE
mounted Metalux SSL fixtures utilizing super T8 lamps in conjunction with
1.2 ballast factor ballasts. This combination achieves a 35 footcandle aver-    DESIgN fIRM: Electrical Design Associates, Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
age on desktops.                                                                ARCHITECT: Durrant Architects, Tucson, Ariz.
                                                                                PHoTogRAPHy: Scott Leska, Stoney Ridge Photography

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REjuVENATED
RESIDENCE
In	the	heart	of	downtown	Aspen	Colo.,	a	three-
story,	3,000-sq.-ft.,	25-year-old	townhome	was	
reincarnated	through	a	complete	remodel.	“The	
cool	contemporary	design	of	the	space	had	enor-
mous	constraints	on	lighting	design	solutions,”	says	
lighting	designer	Kale	Lacroux	of	Robert	Singer	
&	Associates.	“Downlight	locations	were	limited	
due	to	existing	cold	roof	construction	framing	and	
insulation,	and	the	lack	of	any	air	conditioning	
possibilities	combined	with	a	minimal	electrical	
service	that	limited	the	quantities	and	types	of	
light	sources	that	could	be	used.”	All	the	while,	the	
client	requested	a	bright,	warm,	and	well-lit	space	
for	artwork.	
	 The	solution	was	to	take	advantage	of	the	
predominantly	white	space	and	its	high	levels	of	
reflectivity.	First,	a	minimal	soffit	was	built	out	from	
below	the	gabled	ceiling	to	conceal	a	low-wattage,	
low	heat-emitting,	and	low-profile	linear	LED	light	
source	to	uplight	the	entire	ceiling	plane	on	the	
upper	level.	Square	aperture,	trimless,	single-	and	
multiple-head	downlights	from	RSA	were	used	to	
maintain	a	finished	look	while	still	providing	for	
adequate	accent	and	general	light.	Integrated	shelf	
lighting	and	minimal	decorative	fixtures	–	includ-
ing	table	and	floor	lamps	–	completed	the	very	
clean	and	subtle	lighting	solution.	

Top Left: This perspective of the dining room and kitchen area showcases a custom
fixture above the dining table, plus integrated shelf lighting, RSA Quiet Ceiling trim-
                                                                                          CREDITS
less, and RSA Accurus trimmed square aperture downlights along with linear LED            PRojECT: Aspen Townhome Remodel, Aspen, Colo.
uplight in the cove.                                                                      AwARD: Residential Project Award of Recognition
     Top right: For the entryway – which is open to the main staircase and upper-
level skylight – the design team specified RSA Combolight LV three-head trimless          LIgHTINg DESIgNERS: Robert H. Singer,	IALD, IES and Kale E.
and RSA Quiet Ceiling trimless square aperture downlights to send ambient light           Lacroux, LD, IES
to the lower level. An LED uplight cove provides general illumination for the upper       DESIgN fIRM: Robert Singer & Associates Inc., Basalt, Colo.
level.
     Center: The corner of the living room offers a view of the linear LED wall slot      INTERIoR ARCHITECT: Hugh Huddleson AIA, San francisco, Calif.
lighting detail, which washes the art wall above the stairs. RSA Quiet Ceiling trimless   gENERAL CoNTRACToR: Harrison Construction, Basalt, Colo.
square aperture downlights containing linear spread lenses accent the artwork.
                                                                                          INTERIoR DESIgNER: Atelier AM, Los Angeles, Calif.
     Bottom: RSA Combolight LV single-head trimless downlights draw attention to
the artwork and lend general illumination in the master suite as well as in the bath-     PHoTogRAPHy: Nick Tininenko Photography, Aspen, Colo.
room beyond the glass partition.
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