Publications

As innovators in the field of lighting design, Lighting Design Alliance frequently appears in industry publications, both as the subject of articles and as contributing authors.

Wilshire Grand, Los Angeles Times

HOW WILL L.A.’S NEWEST HIGH-RISE FIT INTO AN EVOLVING CITY? Standing at the base of the Wilshire Grand, architect David Martin shielded his eyes to take in the scope of Los Angeles’ newest and tallest skyscraper. Eight years ago, this shimmering glass tower began its life...

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Light the Path, VMSD

Tunable white light is becoming a mainstay, while LED dimming capabilities are waving goodbye to flicker. We’ve all been there: You walk into a brightly lit store at night, and the intensity hurts your eyes. The culprit is cool-color-temperature lighting – light that more closely mimics...

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Beats By Dre

Beats By Dre LD+A, May 2015 Beats by Dre's sleek, colorful headphones seem to read consumer minds - and it's not just because they're attached to people's heads. The headsets merge technology and fashion, and they've come to be known just as much as a style accessory...

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Crafton Hills College Feature, Louis Polsen

Design Challenges for Campus-wide Relighting The campus recently implemented a construction program aimed at updating its facilities. While developing the campus-wide facilities upgrade plan, Crafton’s administrators saw the need for a modern lighting system which would provide several needed benefits including: enhanced illumination and safety for...

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President’s Perspective

 Chip Israel, LD+A, Oct 2012 I am now old enough to remember the old days, meaning before AutoCAD and long before Revit. In the good old days the projects were extensively coordinated. It may seem archaic by today's standards, but let's look back at the old process....

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Ain’t it Grand?

Grand Park , Sunset Meet the new central park of L.A. In 1966, downtown's Civic Center, like much of Los Angeles, catered to the automobile, The four blocks between City Hall and the Music Center weren't so much a park as a parking structure, with twisted ramps shuffling...

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Chase Bank Bensonhurst

Anatomy of an Award, LD+A, May 2012 CHASE BANK BENSONHURST - BROOKLYN, NY "Branding" a building is a lot tougher than expressing a company's image on paper or through a website. After al, buildings are part of the existing landscape, not a tabula rasa. Such was the...

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IGNITE – Book Excerpts

IGNITE Lighting Design Alliance, Feb 2012 Ignite showcases a variety of Ligthing Design Alliance’s finest design concepts. LDA’s portfolio covers numerous market sectors, and each particular location tells its own unique story, integrating lighting within architecture, landscape, and interior design. As diverse as these projects seem, each...

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Hangzhou – China

Global Shopping Spree, Architect, June 2011 Retail developments are leading the surge in new construction in emerging markets. But shopping malls take very different shapes in China, India, and Brazil. China: It’s the country at the top of everyone’s list when it comes to a robust market for...

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Herman Miller Showroom – Los Angeles, CA

Interiorismo Sostenible Barasona, 2011 Inaugurated after more of 60 years from the first showroom by Herman Miller in Los Angeles, -De Charles Y Ray Eames, 1948-, The New Showroom projected by the studio TVS Design has obtained the certification LEED CI platinum interiors, the highest level of...

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Renaissance Mingjie Hotel

Renaissance Mingjie Hotel - Shanghai Los Angeles Times, Dec 2010 In preparation for this year's World Expo, development has been on the rise in Shanghai. One of the newest entrants is the Renaissance Mingjie Hotel, part of a large complex in teh city's Putuo District. The design by...

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The Colony – Los Angeles, CA

The Colony - Los Angeles, Hospitality Design, Oct 2010 The Hamptons and Hollywood may seem worlds apart—each a distinct A-lister's scene set on opposite coasts. Yet the new SBE-owned and operated club Colony brings a beachy East Coast feel to the heart of Hollywood with its design...

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Corporate Interiors Magazine

Lighting Design Alliance Corporate Interiors 10, Sept 2010 In a classic Cinderella-style transformation, Lighting Design Alliance has turned a dark, windowless warehouse in Long Beach, California once used to manufacture automobile wheel rims into a spacious, effective and inspiring lighting educational center for clients, architects and lighting...

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