Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden & Discovery Center

Dallas, Texas
United States

The lighting design was meant to be seamless and hidden, showcasing the gardens and exhibits to the fullest extent possible. Energy conscious design solutions were integrated into the structural and landscape architecture. Recurrent ambient and accent lighting was the general approach throughout. Fun features include fiber optic “fireflies” that are recessed into the entry plaza seating.

The donor wall’s limestone façade is grazed with light. In the Discovery Center, liner fluorescent fixtures are integrated into the beam detail and flexible track lighting is integrated into the wood slat ceiling details. The Skywalk includes integrated LED handrail lighting for an even wash of light across the boardwalk. The site is lit with minimal poles that are designed with adjustable multi-headed metal halide fixtures for even pathway illumination.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Cultural
  • Parks & Landscape
  • 9,600 sq.ft. | 892 sq.m.
    7 acre garden
    $62 M
  • MKW + Associates Landscape Architects
    Dattner Architects
  • IES Award of Merit
  • Sisterbrother Management