Enhancing beautiful design using the art of light.
MAG-Lighting Designs' portfolio includes higher education, health care, cultural centers, hospitality, commercial interiors and housing projects.
Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House
Located in Relay MD, the newly renovated 80,000 SF million facility is a beer lovers’ paradise. MAG-Lighting Design (MLD) was chosen to provide lighting design services for this exciting $90 million project. For the exterior façade, with harp logo, MLD specified continuous linear LEDs along with twin narrow floodlights, providing an elegant and warm yet impressive effect. Once inside the atmosphere continues with meticulously illuminated architectural details, seamlessly integrated into the structural beams, columns and open staircase. The glass block bar in the main tap room is softly backlit with LED track lighting highlights antique oak aging barrels. The third floor restaurant and bar is lit by a multi-layer, fully dimmable lighting composition that manages to be intimate and impressive at the same time.
The Concordia Hotel
MAG-Lighting Design, LLC (MLD) was hired to lead the lighting design process for the renovation of this existing 100,000 SF extended-stay housing for the International Monetary Fund Training Institute. The team came up with modern yet welcoming lighting concepts for the hotel's lobby, club room, internet cafe, conference rooms, training rooms, guest rooms and fitness center. In addition to lighting design for the interior spaces, MLD was asked to provide outdoor illumination for the adjacent amenities. This included the parking lot, rooftop deck and swimming pool and newly landscaped garden. The front elevation of the building was complimented by the use of intelli-white LED grazers illuminating vines growing on vertical screens. The lighting design was based mostly on the specification of LED fixtures, which achieved energy savings at 40% below levels allowed by the energy standards. As the result of the sustainable lighting design approach, the project achieved LEED Gold certification.
CORPORATE / SPORTS
Baltimore Ravens Under Armour Performance Center
When the Ravens training center in Owings Mills was renovated, MAG-Lighting Design was hired to provide forward looking lighting design services for the project. The state of the art facility, affectionately referred to as “the castle”, now occupies thirty (30) acres. The new facility includes players’ training and locker rooms, showers, lounges along with grand lobby, pre-function area, auditorium, offices and conference rooms. Dynamic, color changing up-lights and wall washing fixtures, highlight the structure’s dramatic architectural finishes and promote team identity.
CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL
MAG-Lighting Design was hired to create a vibrant lighting design for the new corporate office space. Adjustable track lighting and wall washers illuminate vertical surfaces creating a display background for employee’s work. Softly backlit recessed fluorescent domes inside the conference room create the impression of daylight inside the windowless space. Signature pendants selected for the lobby and dining lounge accent the agencies’ creative identity. Thoughtful lighting solutions helped achieve the clients’ overall goal of a unique working environment.
Gallaudet University STM Laboratory Building
Designed for students with hearing deficiencies, the renovation of the 60,000 SF Hall Memorial Building yielded a 21-st century educational facility. Gallaudet University hired MAG-Lighting Design to lead the design process for this $30 million project. Deaf space design principles were incorporated and input from the student and faculty were used during the design. The project scope consisted of new classrooms, science labs, offices, student and faculty lounges and a visually open stairway linking different floors of the structure. LED light engines connected to a fully automated daylight harvesting system were among the newest technologies selected to illuminate this state of the art science, research and support facility.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore EACMS Building
UMES selected MAG-Lighting Design (MLD) to provide lighting for this new 166,000 SF academic building, including aviation, mathematics, computer sciences and telecommunication departments. Powerful asymmetric LED luminaries were concealed along the atrium’s vaulted ceiling, illuminating the fifty (50) foot height. Narrow and continuously mounted extrusions graze brick walls, providing comfortable lighting levels for the adjacent walkways. This clean design approach was complimented by a low voltage cable system, hung above the first level lounge to add sufficient illumination for students preparing for their classes. These subtle, unobtrusive solutions highlighted the interior architectural finishes and strengthened the building’s exterior identity by creating an interesting nighttime illumination scheme. Forward looking design concepts were developed for outdoor gathering spaces connecting different parts of the campus. Thorough documentation provided by the MLD team helped to achieve LEED Gold certification for this project.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
The former RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company complex was renovated into a state-of-the-art science and technology research building. Upon completion, this 260,000 SF building includes an 8,000 SF atrium and façade, which required illumination. MAG-Lighting Design (MLD) designed pole mounted pedestrian scale luminaries that were used to guide visitors from outside into the interior of the biotech complex. Visitors are brought into a fifty (50) foot high atrium, which is lit by various lighting schemes. Highly efficient metal halide and LED technologies are used to complete the lighting in the atrium and all common areas. MLD utilized narrow beam precision up lights to accent the architectural features. High power floodlights were included in the design to provide sufficient lighting levels for the work being completed within the interior. A color changing LED system was designed to illuminate the front desk as well as portions of the façade. This LEED Gold certified project was recognized by Building Design and Construction Magazine as a "Reconstruction Gold Winner".
Wilmer Eye Institute
Lighting design for this Six Story, 207,000 SF surgical research building became a crucial element in the success of this project. A complete floor dedicated to surgery and five floors of research laboratories demanded an in-depth understanding of specialized fixture selection and placement. Additional consideration needed to be given to the psychological impact of light on patients. Recessed luminaires providing high lighting levels at research benches were smoothly balanced by indirect illumination of a curving cove. A combination of cove and downlighting illuminated circulation areas and waiting rooms, providing appropriate, glare free light levels sufficient for visually impaired visitors. Multiple light sources provide a warm color temperature which nicely compliment wooden finishes inside the building.