MCLA provided architectural lighting design for HOK’s D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, which which was completed in 2013. This 351,000 SF facility serves the Department of Forensic Services, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and the Department of Public Health. The building rises seven stories above ground; two below-grade levels contain evidence storage, vehicle exam, firing range/bullet recovery, lab/exam areas, BSL-3, autopsy, support lab areas, offices/conference space, and the parking garage. This project achieved LEED Platinum building certification. Read more about this project at the Tradeline August 2013 article – here.
Learn more about LED lighting and color from MCLA in the Electrical Contractor article “Let Us Entertain You: LEDs Impress With Fantastic Displays” featured this month’s issue. MCLA discusses our architectural lighting design at the interiors of MGM National Harbor, which opened last December. “Everything on the property is LED by intention,” said Maureen Moran, founder and principal, of MCLA. “Their attributes in energy efficiency, flexibility, size, controllability and color were all pluses. They helped the building earn LEED Gold for New Construction. A Crestron central lighting control system communicates to a networked system for other building controls.” MCLA worked closely with the client and design team, led by Architect-of-Record SmithGroupJJR. Late last year MGM …
Check out MCLA’s ad featuring the Georgetown University Healey Family Student Center) in the Fall 2016 issue of ArchitectureDC magazine, presented by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
MCLA’s work on the University of Baltimore School of Law is featured as a case study on Zumtobel Lighting’s website. The John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore is the sixth-largest public law school in the U.S. Completed in April 2013, this 12-story building is a transformative, architectural landmark for the campus and central Baltimore. Meeting the requirement to create a progressive facility using all LED sources, MCLA incorporated LED in 95% of the entire space: central lobby atrium, terraced study spaces, 300-seat moot court room, law clinic, classrooms, 32,000sf library, and auditorium. The project incorporated comprehensive daylight controls to target the planned LEED Platinum building rating. Architectural design included a …
MCLA worked on 5333 Connecticut Avenue Apartment Building with Calvin Cafritz Enterprises and Eric Colbert & Associates, which opened recently for tenants. MCLA also worked with SOM on its canopy design and Parker Rodriguez and Arentz Landscape Architects on the courtyard and landscaped areas. The transparent façade is reinforced by interior lighting visible in the lobby and front resident corridors. The lighting draws focus into the interior, strengthening the goal of attracting potential residents.
MCLA worked with Studios Architecture on the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies downtown campus, which was featured last month in Interior Design magazine. Learn more about this project and other MCLA Higher Education projects here.
MetLife opened their $125 million technology campus yesterday morning in Cary, North Carolina. The office building, designed by Studios Architecture, strives to “create a diverse, dynamic, and collaborative work environment” through an assortment of open, accessible work spaces and amenities called “MetLife Neighborhoods.” MCLA was responsible for the lighting design in many interior areas of the building, including the fitness center, auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, and circulation desk. All employee desks, communal work spaces, and MetLife Neighborhoods have access to natural lighting. This project is expected to be awarded LEED Platinum for New Construction (LEED-NC 2009/v3). More about this project at the Triangle Business Journal.
In time for Earth Day, the University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center was named one of the 10 greenest projects for 2014 by the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). Congratulations to the team! Design Architect: Behnisch Architekten Boston Architect of Record: Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners Lighting Designer: MCLA Architectural Lighting Design Link to article in ARCHITECT Magazine – HERE Link to Press Release by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) – HERE
See the latest issue of Mondo*Arc featuring the University of Baltimore Law Center on the Cover. The lighting design article “What’s New Baltimore?” is on page 60-68. Link to Mondo*Arc (April/May 2014, Issue 78) – HERE Design Architect: Behnisch Architekten Boston Architect of Record: Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners Lighting Designer: MCLA Architectural Lighting Design Image Credit: Prakash Patel Photography
The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., is currently featured in the February 7, 2014 issue of AIArchitect. MCLA was part of the team led by WDG Architecture for this new building, located on the West Campus of the historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital campus. MCLA worked with the design-build team to meet the programmatic needs of the U.S. Coast Guard and to provide a federal workplace of world-class design.