Northeastern University – Visitor Center

Delivering a unique first look at university life through light — global, experiential learning starts here.
Located in the heart of Northeastern University’s urban campus, this state-of-the-art visitor center introduces stunning first impressions to prospective students. Interactive, color-changing walls invite students to explore Northeastern’s offerings in a compelling, dynamic way — reinforcing the University’s distinctive advantage of integrated, rigorous academics and real-world experience. Glass backlit walls make a strong impression even when viewed from outside the building, pulling visitors in and creating a vibrant space for both tours and special events. Accent lighting hidden above a large-scale perforated ceiling accentuates displays and seating areas below, providing a flexible framework for any future furniture arrangement.

Project Highlights

• Color-changing grazing LEDs
• Dynamic backlighting effects


William Rawn Associates


Project Background

30,000 square feet


Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
• Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

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