by MCLA Lighting

integrated lighting solutions that enhance the architectural statement

Who we are

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.

Client: Vornado/Charles E.Smith
Design Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects
Architect of Record: BIAD
Image Credit: Fu Xing

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Creative Solutions

LED Lighting and Color at MGM National Harbor

Learn more about LED lighting and color from MCLA in the Electrical Contractor article “Let Us Entertain You: LEDs Impress […]

MCLA’s Work Featured on Zutombel Lighting’s Website

MCLA’s work on the University of Baltimore School of Law is featured as a case study on Zumtobel Lighting’s website. […]

University of Baltimore Law Center on the Cover of Mondo*Arc

See the latest issue of Mondo*Arc featuring the University of Baltimore Law Center on the Cover. The lighting design article […]

Mockup at 1812 N Moore Tower in Arlington

See last night’s view from 1812 North Moore building, as MCLA worked on a mockup with DCS Design. 1812 North […]

Lighting an Art Wall at Fallsgrove Executive Office

Just before the holidays, MCLA’s work on the Art Wall at the Lerner Fallsgrove Executive Office was completed. Shown below […]

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News & Events

Maureen Moran is attending Light+Building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Maureen Moran is attending Light+Building in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors will […]

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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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5333 Connecticut Avenue Wins IES Awards

MCLA’s 5333 Connecticut Avenue Apartments in Washington, D.C., recently won a 2017 Illuminating Engineering Society​ (IES) D.C. Section Paul Waterbury […]

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Project of the Day: Commons at Stanton Square Breaks Ground

The Commons at Stanton Square broke ground last week, on May 11, 2017. This 57,000 SF, mixed-income housing project represents […]

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