WCM Midtown Educational Center wins The Architect’s Newspaper Award

CBB’s recently completed lighting design for the Weill Cornell Medicine Midtown Professional Education Center in Manhattan is already a design award winner. The two-floor allied healthcare teaching facility is now the Honorable Mention winner of The Architect’s Newspaper’s 2018 Best of Design Awards (Interior Lighting category).

The Center’s lighting complements its clean, contemporary interior architecture.  As a way-finding tool, it signals the use of each space.  For example, in lounges and break-out spaces, the lighting is decorative and lively and in circulation areas, cove uplights attached to beams impart a soft, ambient glow while deftly concealing this illumination’s source. To encourage interaction between floors, we transformed the stair into an exciting art piece that all enjoy using.

The lighting solution is sustainable (38% below power allowance), and responds to the copious daylight suffusing the facility’s interiors.

Imaginative lighting design unifies, sharpens and enlivens a modern educational venue.

Architect:  Mitchell Giurgola Architects
Photographer:  Albert Vecerka / Esto