West Point Grant Hall

West Point, New York
United States

Originally constructed in the 1930s, West Point’s Grant Hall required a restoration of its historic interior components. The modernization of the space transformed the main hall into a dining hall for visitors and cadets. The primary design goal was updating the lighting in Grant Hall to increase focus on the dining cafe, while at the same time preserving the historic elements. Existing decorative wood components, a painted concrete ceiling, leaded glass windows, wooden doors, and historic hardware presented design challenges, as there needed to be a balance between the brightness of the space and output for pleasant dining light levels.

Strategic lighting solutions such as the use of historic inspired custom chandeliers, as well as carefully accented lighting on the paintings and ceiling, offer a practical dining hall setting while preserving the space’s historic aesthetic. This idea extends to the exterior facade as guests and cadets now enter a familiar building with a modernized feel.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Custom Luminaires
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Renovation
  • LEED Silver Certified
    $63 M
  • STV Incorporated
  • Chris Cooper