Marciano Art Foundation

Los Angeles, California
United States

The Marciano Art Foundation’s cavernous four-story space is every bit as unconventional as the pieces on display, with exposed structural elements of the existing sloped roof and varying ceiling heights throughout. This atypical configuration proved to be a challenging canvas for mounting fixtures, making it difficult to maintain a consistent look and feel in exhibit spaces.

Linear LED fixtures reinforce the museum’s contemporary aesthetic and provide a diffused layer of light throughout. Narrow beam track-mounted accent lights highlight the textures, color, and sculptural forms of pieces, with each row calculated individually to determine the proper lighting angles. These solutions, combined with a sophisticated control system that allows any given area to shift from a bright contemporary setting to a dimmed, dramatic showcase, imbue this venue with a powerful adaptability that ensures each piece of art can be experienced as intended.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Cultural
  • 90,000 sq.ft. | 8,350 sq.m.
  • wHY Architecture
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Merit
  • Elizabeth Daniels Photography