SLOCUM HALL – SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
Syracuse, New York
The lighting for Slocum Hall honors the historic structure while engaging the students and faculty in a dialogue on 21st Century design. The clean, modern lighting design reinvigorated the landmarked Beaux Arts building, with an extremely low fixture budget.
The renovation re-opened the 5 story atrium, allowing daylight penetration. One key renovation principle was editing the details, keeping the space visually open and making the atrium an extension of the classrooms. Originally the building contained a two story lecture hall. Reconceived, the volume is split horizontally in half with a new bamboo clad auditorium inserted and suspended above a flexible gallery space.
The lighting addresses the needs of each space, with ultimate flexibility for the gallery and architectural enhancement of the auditorium.