Pacific City Huntington Beach, CA
- Client: DJM Capital Partners, Inc.
- Architect: SMS Architects
- Landscape Architect: Lifescapes International, Inc.
Pacific City is an outdoor shopping complex located in Huntington Beach, California. The site’s aesthetic is a Rustic, Beach-City vibe, so the lighting had to visually accentuate the architecture. We accomplished this by designing a family of custom pedestrian-level light poles, wall sconces, shade downlights, and catenary pendants in the traditional RLM style, but utilizing LED technology. The LED light module is regressed into the shade to create a higher cut-off angle to reduce glare and enhance visual comfort. The fixtures were provided with a marine grade finish to protect the fixtures from the salt air, humidity, and UV, along with a custom galvanized finish to enhance the rustic appearance. The lighting had to meet strict a footcandle requirement of 1FC for all walkways, so lighting was integrated onto the architecture, into handrails and bridges. Play and communal zones have decorative catenary pendants to designate living-room areas. For under the boardwalks the downlights are on all day to balance daylight.