Emerson College West Coast Micro-Campus

Los Angeles, California
United States

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the renowned creative arts and communications school, Emerson College, brings a sleek and modern university rendered with dramatic architectural lighting, glowing elements, and graphic patterns that create an inspiring, theatrical, and forward-looking environment for students, faculty, and staff.

The exterior scrim presents bold and dynamic architecture and was lit to emphasize the characteristic of movement. The optimal lighting to accentuate its patterns while preventing glare was determined through 3D modeling. The scrim lighting is circuited in pairs and partially dimmable for flexibility in brightness, depending on the occasion. Curving metal surfaces of the academic building reflect light organically with different appearances depending on viewpoint.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Higher Education
  • LEED Gold Certified
    120,000 sq.ft. | 11,150 sq.m.
    0.8 acre site (3,250 sq.m.)
    $85 M
  • Morphosis Architects
  • Iwan Baan / Roland Halbe / Jasmine Park / Bruce Damonte