7 most viewed projects of 2023

Dec. 20, 2023
Take a look at the most popular project stories on architecturalssl.com this year. Did your favorite make the list?

What do each of these projects have in common? Thoughtful, creative approaches to lighting challenges. The success of some — like the “illuminated stars” at Constitution Hall — relied on bespoke solutions. Others allowed commercial and residential fixtures to create functional yet beautiful spaces.   


Visible light disinfection

In a case study involving the construction of a new gymnasium in Chelsea, Michigan, the weight room was designed with a focus on occupant health and safety, considering the high-risk nature of exercise facilities for disease transmission. | Read more


Smarter lighting systems for classrooms

Classroom lighting requires thoughtful design to accommodate the needs of a computerized environment yet create a space that supports learning. How can the Internet of Things be tapped to control the lighting and more to improve students' experience? | Read more


Creating a warm and welcoming ambiance

Lighting for the Ad Gefrin whiskey distillery and museum was selected to highlight architectural features like a handcrafted dome and copper pot stills and to evoke Northumberland’s starscape. The distillery sits just outside a prized dark-sky national park. | Read more


Day and night transformation

Recreating the effect of day and night lighting lost when the DAR Constitution Hall ceiling was closed off and roofed over in the 1950s was accomplished by taking advantage of a once-common complaint about solid-state lighting products. Illuminating individual diodes mimics the star-filled sky above. | Read more


Collaboration inspiration

Borrowing from hospitality design to cue people to gather, Atlassian designed its new office space with few dedicated desk areas and instead created amenity spaces that support teamwork and creativity. | Read more 


Lighting for health and comfort

Re-envisioning its space as workers returned to the post-pandemic office, Zaha Hadid Architects transformed areas with low ceilings and a lack of natural light with a human-centric lighting design incorporating smart wireless controls. | Read more



Townhouse to office-home conversion

An open floor plan and soaring ceilings are high on any New Yorker’s wish list. Fortunately, Bluepoint Hospitality was up to the task of preserving such features while dividing a historic townhouse into separate office spaces with effective and thoughtful lighting. | Read more

About the Author

Linda Becker

Linda Becker is editor-in-chief of LightSPEC (formerly Architectural SSL). She has more than 20 years of experience in B2B publishing, primarily focused on manufacturing and process applications. Since joining LightSPEC, she spends a lot of time appreciating lighting and the essential role it plays in how each of us experiences the world. 

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