Richmond, VA

The lighting for Dominion Energy’s LEED Gold headquarters is a metaphor for the corporation itself. CBB’s imaginative design expresses the dynamism and vitality that are intrinsic to the tower’s architecture.

By day, the tower presents itself as a solid glass, curtain walled building. In reality, thin structures extend the curtain wall beyond the building, forming a crown and vertical wing. Dramatic night imagery lighting reveals these feature elements after dark, with DMX controls allowing colors changes and animation.

In the main lobby, a cove lighting scheme emphasizes the sweeping curve of the building’s arrival point and accentuates the room’s soaring height. Lines of illumination direct visitors toward the reception desks and elevator lobbies beyond.

The gym and Energy Zone amenities employ a similar vocabulary, with strip lighting arranged in active patterns on the ceiling and walls. The playful arrangement of the same strips is tempered in dining and breakout spaces, where a quieter approach is preferred. A landscaped, third-floor terrace with illuminated paths is visible through dining area’s window wall, extending the tower’s amenities outdoors.

The tower’s lighting reinforces a comfortable, productive, and visually appealing workplace that benefits employees and customers alike.


  • LIT Awards - Honorable Mention, Exterior Architectural Illumination

  • LIT Awards - Honorable Mention, Interior Architectural Illumination


Pickard Chilton / Kendall/Heaton Associates / PDR, Inc.


David Sundberg/Esto; Dominion Energy Services, Inc.