Category: Lighting Application Success Stories

This Successful Lighting Application series is from the University of Michigan Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This state-of-the-art 472,000 sq. ft. facility contains 240 biomedical research laboratory modules, 16 break rooms, 12 conference rooms, a 300 seat auditorium, and various other spaces to accommodate interaction between students and faculty.

Not only does the Los Angeles Police Department maintain the peace in one of the largest and most highlighted cities in America, but they look good doing it! The 500,000 square foot administration building is one of the more artistically structured pieces of artwork in the area.


Croton-Harmon Maintenance Facility, New York


The Croton-Harmon Maintenance Facility located at Croton-on-Hudson, NY, has been servicing trains for more than a century, and undergoing renovations since 2001. The improvements were paramount, as prior to the renovation the tracks were not long enough to service an entire train at once. Extending the tracks to service an entire train will allow the maintenance yard to keep their 98% on time record.

When it comes to serving some of the best French and Japanese dishes in Los Angeles, proper lighting is of utmost importance. As you step foot inside of CHAYA, you will notice the modern and chic subtleties that are prevalent throughout the room. You help yourself to one of the twelve seats available at the sushi bar and watch as the CHAYA chefs prepare the best sushi you have ever had. You then decide to order an entrée and ask not what is good, but what is the best?


Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, California


Think of a state office building in downtown Los Angeles as a canvas on which to create significant architectural design. When the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, committed to building a replacement headquarters for their 7th district, they gave the canvas to architectural firm Morphosis.

Thom Mayne, who founded Morphosis,recently won the prestigious international Pritzker Prize for architecture. Working with him on the District 7 headquarters was project architect Pavel Getov and project manager Silvia Kuhle. Contracting was handled by the Clark Construction Group.

The Market Street Bridge is a historic landmark spanning the Ohio River, connecting Steubenville, Ohio and Follansbee, West Virginia. It is a steel suspension bridge spanning a length of 1,794 feet and built in 1905. After hearing reports that the bridge might be closing, city councils on both sides of the river got together and petitioned for the bridge to be repaired and beautified.

Work begins in 2010 cleaning and repairing the bridge’s steel structure, applying a penetrant sealer, as well as special calcium sulfonate paint.

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals

Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation (fromerly Nabi Biopharmaceuticals) is a company focused on developing vaccines and antibody-based products to prevent and treat infectious and addictive diseases, such as staph aureus, hepatitis B and nicotine addiction. One of the manufacturing facilities is located in Boca Raton, Florida. Paramount Industries was prescribed for lighting the additional warehouse freezer space.

The Utica Community Schools, north of Detroit, make up a large suburban public school district, second largest in Michigan. The district maintains a very good relationship with the local communities it serves, and receives a good deal of support in return. In 2001, district officials realized that their 28 elementary school gyms were really serving as multi-purpose rooms, more useful to the community than just phys-ed venues. So they made a commitment to renovating these facilities, including a dramatic overhaul of lighting.

Tampa, Florida has quite a tourist industry. Keeping them moving was a task that resulted in a stylish infrastructure addition.

The HART Line, Tampa’s transit authority, in conjunction with Tampa Electric Company, decided to build a new trolley line to extend from the docks on Tampa Bay to Ybor City. The new TECO line Streetcar system

The new Seattle Central Library, called in some news reports “one of the top 30 buildings in the world,” opened May 2004 to great fanfare. It established a significant new benchmark for sustainable building programs across the country.  Paramount luminaires were behind the scenes for the premier as thousands of first day visitors toured the building.

Sustainable Design Is Key

The new library was designed to stress innovation in sustainability and