High-Tech Project Receives Top Honors at IIDA Awards Ceremony
6/25/2008, Quincy, MA — The International Interior Design Association named J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., Sasaki Architects and the rest of the Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions (Color Kinetics) project team “Best in Show” at their recent awards ceremony held at the ICA Museum. The team also walked away with an award in the 20,000sf – 80,000sf office category.
The award-winning 50,000 square foot facility incorporates many unique features designed to showcase both existing and futuristic applications of LED lighting. The visually striking showroom is entirely lit by LED sources and designed to mimic various market applications. The conference rooms and common spaces incorporate both color and white LED lighting systems. Dramatic effects include Dynamic “portal” passageways in the space that are lined by 24,350 individually controlled LED nodes. The workstation areas have Colorful LED lighting throughout and the exterior has LED accents with a color-changing sign that can be seen from Route 128. The project also features a state-of-the-art workshop, optics lab and machine shop for product design and testing. There is also a commemorative wall of history displaying LED product innovations through the years and prominent, projected images of the company’s many notable lighting installations.
In addition to these unique touches, the entire space was designed to meet high standards of environmental design. This includes the use of energy-efficient LED lighting wherever possible and no incandescent bulbs were used in this project.
It’s no wonder this unique project is getting so much attention! In addition to these recent awards, The CBS Morning Show featured LED lighting technologies and highlighted this Technology Leader.
J. Calnan and Associates has been the construction manager of award-winning projects since the inception of the IIDA awards. Last year, JC&A and Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. (SG&A), received the 2007 Interior Design Award in the sustainable category for its Viega USA project. Additional awards for J. Calnan and Associates include ranking in the Boston Business Journal’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies” in the area, “Construction Firm of the Year” by Boston SF Magazine and the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record from Ohio Casualty Group.
About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts with an office in New York City, is a world-class construction management firm specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects across New England. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients, including Reebok International, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, The TJX Companies, Inc., Thayer Academy, New England Sports Network (NESN), Liberty Mutual, Millipore Corporation, Tufts University, The MathWorks, and General Electric. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.