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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

MCLA worked on Calvin Cafritz Enterprises’ 5333 Connecticut Avenue Apartment Building in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, D.C. This recently won a 2017 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) D.C. Section Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting and a IES Illumination Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting.

Architect: Eric Colbert & Associates PC
Canopy Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Landscape Architect: Parker Rodriguez Inc.
Landscape Architect: Arentz Landscape Architects
Lighting Designer: MCLA, Inc.
Image Credit: Maxwell MacKenzie Photography

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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 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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Throwback Thursday: D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, which MCLA provided lighting for.

MCLA provided architectural lighting design for HOK’s D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, which which was completed in 2013. This 351,000 SF […]

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Maureen Moran Speaking at LFI Innovation Awards

MCLA’s principal Maureen Moran was speaking at the LFI Innovation Awards today at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 in Philadelphia.

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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 […]

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AP2030 Condominiums at 2030 8th Street NW

MCLA worked with the Architect-of-Record, Eric Colbert & Associates, and Design Architect, Morris Adjmi Architects, on the AP2030 Condominiums at 2030 […]

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Atlantic Plumbing Residential Apartments

Atlantic Plumbing Residential at 2112 8th Street NW MCLA worked with the Architect-of-Record, Eric Colbert & Associates, and Design Architect, Morris Adjmi […]

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MGM National Harbor​ Open

The MGM National Harbor​ Resort and Casino opened yesterday, which MCLA’s Maureen Moran was able to attend with the A/E […]

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