To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mumbai University, the Convocation Hall underwent a gut renovation. We delivered an unobtrusive design, reflective of the historical context of the building and the contemporary needs of its users. For the first time in its history, electrical lighting was brought into the building for evening events, increasing the usability of the space. However, in deference to the architectural beauty of the structure, wiring, and installation hardware were kept to a minimum, and selected fixtures and lamps were designed to blend with the structure’s architectural details. Energy efficient lamps and fixtures were specified, overlaying thoroughly modern principles on a historically sensitive design.