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Confidential Healthcare Client | Project Lighting Designer, 2011

This confidential healthcare client enhanced its brand through the use of architectural, campus-wide elements including a signature, molecular-shaped monument arch at the pedestrian entrance and a canopy at the entrance to the building. Many of these elements were illuminated to enhance the branding effort.

The canopy mimics the double helix DNA structure with a lighting pattern designed specifically to accentuate each intertwined DNA strand via direct view linear LED segments that accent the moving nature of the DNA strand. Ceramic metal halide step lights mounted low in the column provide functional light at grade.

To showcase its base, linear fluorescent in-ground fixtures graze the textural face. Metal halide floodlights accent the helical glass and stainless steel portion of the arch.

To emphasize the clean and simple lines of the canopy, direct view linear LED segments were integrated into the joints between canopy panels, concealing mounting clips and only exposing the illuminated line of light.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Julie Morrison-Donovan, LC, RA, LEED AP, NCQLP / Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1988