Evo Tower and Cira Green

Evo Tower, located near 30th Street Station and the Cira Centre, is a Class A campus housing highrise for over 1200 students with mixed use at grade level. The project is certified LEED Gold with BEAM’s lighting design is 40% below the allowable power density. The resident lounges, punctuated with light, as well as a glowing rooftop pool terrace, illuminates this new tower on the West Philadelphia skyline. Given an initial fixture budget, BEAM selected and specified fixtures that met the architect’s aesthetic as well as the developer’s tight budget.

Independent of the original project, BEAM was also commissioned to perform a daylight modeling study as well as design the lighting for the green roof atop the existing 30th Street garage. With open lawn spaces, small stage, and a projection system on the tower’s south facade, the area will be heavily used by the residents in the evening. Proper cut off for the projection lighting does not allow any unwanted light spilling into the adjacent residential units.

architecture. Erdy McHenry Architecture
photography. Erdy McHenry Architecture

Evo Tower and Cira Green

Evo Tower, located near 30th Street Station and the Cira Centre, is a Class A campus housing highrise for over 1200 students with mixed use at grade level. The project is certified LEED Gold with BEAM’s lighting design is 40% below the allowable power density. The resident lounges, punctuated with light, as well as a glowing rooftop pool terrace, illuminates this new tower on the West Philadelphia skyline. Given an initial fixture budget, BEAM selected and specified fixtures that met the architect’s aesthetic as well as the developer’s tight budget.

Independent of the original project, BEAM was also commissioned to perform a daylight modeling study as well as design the lighting for the green roof atop the existing 30th Street garage. With open lawn spaces, small stage, and a projection system on the tower’s south facade, the area will be heavily used by the residents in the evening. Proper cut off for the projection lighting does not allow any unwanted light spilling into the adjacent residential units.

architecture. Erdy McHenry Architecture
photography. Erdy McHenry Architecture

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