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The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation Troy, MI

  • Client: The Kresge Foundation
  • Architect: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
  • Photos: © Justin Maconochie Photography
  • Date::07 Jan 09

26,000 SF overall State-of-the-art facilities that serve as a model of sustainable design and an educational resource for the community. The headquarters integrates a 19th century farmhouse and barn with a new contemporary two-level 19,500 SF glass and steel building. The architectural design reinforces their mission of strengthening nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of humanity.
The lighting design capitalizes on daylight, minimized electric light and accentuates harmonious balance of warm and cool textures through a rhythm of fixtures specific to the orientation of the building.
The creative use of basic fluorescent fixtures work in concert with halogen incandescent accent lighting, and a detailed control system, creates a comfortable paradigm shift from the previous facility’s all manually switched incandescent lighting design.

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