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integrated lighting solutions that enhance the architectural statement

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Founded in 1996 by Principal Maureen Moran, MCLA is an architectural lighting design firm which creates integrated solutions that reveal and enhance the architecture.

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Featured Project

Project E9 is a Class A commercial office building, designed to attract high-end financial institutions the Financial Street District. Blending modern aesthetics with classic elements creates a professional atmosphere while softening the monumental nature of the building.  The constraints of the site and the requirements of the program required a very efficient floor plate.

Design Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects
Architect of Record: BIAD
Image Credit: Fu Xing

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News & Events

On April 12, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) DC chapter held an interactive panel discussion on the subject of “Value Engineering.” In addition to MCLA’S Scott Gunther, other panelists (see full list here) provided perspectives from other disciplines. Held at SmithgroupJJR offices, the event was attended by 40 people in addition to the six panelists. “Value Engineering has evolved into a generic term for cost cutting,” said Scott.  “Owners and Developers should understand that when they request a ‘VE’ lighting package, it can negate the obligation to meet the project’s design intent and subsequently decrease the project’s ‘Value’.”

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MCLA discusses Value Engineering

On April 12, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) DC chapter held an interactive panel discussion on the subject of “Value […]

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Bejing E9

Project E9 is a Class A commercial office building, designed to attract high-end financial institutions the Financial Street District. Blending […]

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Maureen Moran attended Light+Building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Maureen Moran attended Light+Building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from 18 to 23 March. More than 2,600 exhibitors presented their […]

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MCLA’s Scott Gunther and Kate Fuller are attending LEDucation

MCLA’s Scott Gunther and Kate Fuller are continuing their professional development through dynamic AIA/CEU accredited seminars covering all aspects of […]

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CNN Travel tags Ted Bazydlo’s “Light Cloud”

The Georgetown GLOW installation “Light Cloud,” by MCLA’s Ted Bazydlo and collaborator Brandon Newcomer, was named in CNN Travel’s recent […]

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MCLA’s Ted Bazydlo Featured at Georgetown GLOW event

MCLA staff member Ted Bazydlo, together with Brandon Newcomer, will again be part of Georgetown’s GLOW Light Art Exhibition from […]

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MCLA is proud to be the Lighting Designer on Multiple Projects winning 2017 Awards

MCLA is so proud to be the Lighting Designer on each of these Projects winning the following awards: Congratulations to the […]

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Venable wins for Best of the Best Interiors at the NAIOP MD|DC Awards of Excellence

Venable LLP Headquarters wins NAIOP DC|MD Best of the Best” Interior and “Award of Excellence” Best Interiors over 25,000 SF, […]

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Maureen Moran in ARCHITECTURE Magazine

See Maureen’s comments on  ”How to Specify a Direct/Indirect Luminaire” in the September issue of ARCHITECTURE magazine. Read the full […]

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MCLA Observing Daylight Hour 2017

MCLA is observing Daylight Hour 2017 on June 16 from 12-1pm. Participants are asked to turn off their electric lights […]

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