• DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School
  • DePaul University, Theatre School

The lighting design for the Theatre School at DePaul University, a LEED project, enhances the solidity of the building yet speaks to the flexibility and free-flow of the spaces within. Throughout the building the lighting serves a dual purpose. First, it responds to the architectural integrity of the space and second, another layer provides opportunities for theatrical lighting, achieving the university’s goal of making every inch of the building – even back-of-house areas – into a performance space. Whether a playful array of lights mimicking the movement of performers or an arrangement of fixtures to create a sculptural element, the lighting serves the building’s mission.

Awards:
Lumen Award of Merit; IES Illumination Award of Merit
Architect:
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Photographer:
Jeff Goldberg@Esto