Everett, WA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Lighting Designer and founder of Studio Lux, Christopher Thompson has recently been awarded a contract for the lighting design of interior tenant improvements and the historic restoration of the iconic Carnegie Building in Everett, WA.
In collaboration with Capital Architects, Thompson and his partner Jim Sultan will develop a design, which introduces 21st century lighting standards and techniques to the richly historic building. Thompson’s design will incorporate sustainable lighting equipment that will complement the historical nature of the structure and fall under the guidelines provided by the architect and the site’s owners. This installment will vastly improve the efficiency of the lighting systems throughout.
“We’re excited to be working on another historic project, applying our talents that meld the sometimes contrarian goals of historic renovations, together," said Thompson. "I firmly believe that the most sustainable design one can achieve is the preservation of existing homes and buildings. To achieve that, as well as the introduction of today’s standards in lighting within a historic footprint, is very exciting to us.”
Having been vacant for a few years, the 1905 structure first opened as the city’s library and has since been placed on the country’s National Register of Historic Places. This restoration project intends to revive the site and highlight its key features. The restoration will also be in addition to Thompson’s extensive experience in restorations of historical buildings, the most notable being both the Seattle Carnegie Libraries, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Wisconsin Estate, and Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Lighting for the Carnegie Building will follow the guidelines stipulated by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and are intended to exceed the energy requirements of the Washington State Energy Code.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER THOMPSON
Christopher Thompson is the founder and principal of Studio Lux, LLC, an internationally recognized architectural lighting design firm. His everyday practical application rooted in an electrical design and engineering background, coupled with a cutting-edge design esthetic supported by his Fine Arts degree, Thompson’s work leads the way in the future of lighting design. His visionary outlook on lighting has allowed him to develop his rare unique skill set, catapulting him to international recognition within the architectural and design community. For more information, please visit http://www.studiolux.com.