THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

New York, NY

The lighting design for the Theatre School at DePaul University, a LEED Gold 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 to represent the building’s mission.

Awards

  • Lumen Award of Merit

  • IES Illumination Award of Merit

ARCHITECT

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

PHOTO CREDIT

Jeff Goldberg@Esto