A timeless symbol of unity and spirit bonds a campus and community together in strength and light. Senior Principal, Carrie Hawley, shares the team’s experience with Architectural Lighting Magazine.
Located on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Mass., the Sean Collier Memorial honors MIT police officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty on April 18, 2013, in the ensuing events three days after the Boston Marathon bombing. The MIT community felt the loss acutely and turned to J. Meejin Yoon, head of MIT’s architecture department and principal of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, to design a memorial on the site of Collier’s death. Yoon enlisted the help of Carrie Hawley, Senior Principal at HLB Lighting Design and her Boston-based team, to create a lighting design that would focus on the experience of the place, not the memorial itself as an object.
Source: Architectural Lighting Magazine
Architect: Howeler + Yoon Architecture
Size: 7,000 square feet
Honors to Date: Illumination Engineering Society (IES) – Award of Merit