Primera served as the Project Manager and Lighting Designer for this project, which redeveloped an open campus space that was leftover from a 1980s-era project. The existing pass-through at the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus never had a true design or distinguishable feature and needed a center focus that would create a gathering space and sense of purpose. Together with the school, Primera and the team landed on a custom light feature providing illumination, drama, and inspiration.
Primera’s work included the relocation of existing pathway lights, new lighting design for the custom ring structure plaza, power distribution for lighting, charging stations, and convenience power. The lighting design included detail-oriented coordination of custom fixtures with a custom-built signature structure.
The final design addressed all challenges and resulted in a stunningly illuminated outdoor landscape. A point of contemporary design amongst historic buildings, it is a space that sparks curiosity from students, and evokes contemplation of the heavens.
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