High-On… Light + Architecture – Featured Project 1 – Children’s Hospital Of New Orleans

High-On… Light + Architecture – Featured Project 1 – Children’s Hospital Of New Orleans

High-On… Light + Architecture

We are excited to share that AWA’s work is featured in the new book “High On…Light + Architecture.” This book features our research and its applications demonstrated over four showcase projects. AWA is one amongst twenty-eight lighting designers from around the world whose work has been showcased in this book and one of only two designers based in the United States.

This newsletter focuses on “LIGHTING DESIGN FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES” with a feature on our Children’s Hospital of New Orleans project. Stay tuned for more projects in our upcoming newsletters.

Featured Project 1:
Children’s Hospital Of New Orleans

The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans is one of the largest redevelopment projects in New Orleans, Louisiana. The lighting design strategy, hardware, and controls for this nonprofit hospital were designed to work holistically with all the other building systems to optimize the care and comfort of the patient.

It is well established, scientifically and empirically, that light triggers critical physiological and psychological responses within human beings. The level and quality of light within healthcare buildings have real implications on our health and wellness. As we become more aware of light’s implications on our physiological and psychological selves, and as technology affords a greater range of options, the questions we ask are “How do we translate this information into buildable lighting specifications?” and “How do we incorporate knowledge available empirically and in the laboratory into our built environment, and get it built right?” We have been developing the specifications for these kinds of lighting solutions so that they actually get implemented in projects.

Entry Pavilion Lobby
Rendering of Main Hospital Drop-Off

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