Locust Walk Winter Lighting

The University of Pennsylvania’s Locust Walk, the pedestrian pathway running through the heart of the historic campus, called for a new winter celebration. Driven by the University’s commitment to public art and the strong belief that it should enhance the way we interact with the world, the lighting design was to be both a stand-alone celebration of art and lighting as well as of the winter season. After considering an array of options, the University selected ‘The Starbursts Scheme’, which consisted of illuminating the walk with the use of varying-sized, star-shaped metal frames wrapped with string lights. BEAM developed a Design Implementation Guide with illustrated mounting details and operating instructions for the fixtures as well as verbally described where and how the Starbursts should be mounted in the established trees, in a series of site visits.

The project was considered a wild success; it met the goal for completion within 6 weeks of conceptualization, and was expended and utilized the following two winter seasons.

Locust Walk Winter Lighting

The University of Pennsylvania’s Locust Walk, the pedestrian pathway running through the heart of the historic campus, called for a new winter celebration. Driven by the University’s commitment to public art and the strong belief that it should enhance the way we interact with the world, the lighting design was to be both a stand-alone celebration of art and lighting as well as of the winter season. After considering an array of options, the University selected ‘The Starbursts Scheme’, which consisted of illuminating the walk with the use of varying-sized, star-shaped metal frames wrapped with string lights. BEAM developed a Design Implementation Guide with illustrated mounting details and operating instructions for the fixtures as well as verbally described where and how the Starbursts should be mounted in the established trees, in a series of site visits.

The project was considered a wild success; it met the goal for completion within 6 weeks of conceptualization, and was expended and utilized the following two winter seasons.

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