In Progress: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation

Under construction and October 2020 is the renovation project for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in NYC. The library, multi-purpose and event/conference space is designed by MBB Architects. MFLD employed linear uplight/downlight pendants to model the mid-century style concrete coffered ceiling.

St. David’s School featured in Retrofit

Congrats to PBDW Architects for the great article in the Sept/October 2020 issue of Retrofit Magazine about their project at St. David’s School. MFLD loved solving the lighting challenges for this NYC elementary & middle school housed in a former hotel. Click here for the article.

In Progress: 10 Gracie Square

This 4,700 s.f. sleek, modern tenant fitness center is being built on two basement levels of a historic apartment building at 10 Gracie Square in Manhattan. The gym features a squash court, double height cardio area with skylight, and a separate stretching room with local dimming. Direct/indirect rectangular and circular pendants provide diffuse ambient lighting throughout with track lighting at weightlifting and Pilates reformer stations to help residents to check their form in mirrors while exercising. Accent lighting at textured ceramic tiled columns, grazing lights at the double height brick feature wall, and halo lighting around mirrors bring focus to architectural features.

In Progress: Harlem School for the Arts

MFLD is working with Imrey Studio on the $9.5 million renovation of the Harlem School for the Arts. The renovation is funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and includes a new facade, energy efficient upgrades and a new cafe and garden. Construction photos are below.

MFLD Honored with 2019 Lumen Award

MFLD was honored to win an Award of Merit for their work on the Millerton Pool House.

The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. The IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2019 Lumen Awards at the 51st annual Lumen Gala.

Grace Church School honored with AIA NY State Design Award

Congrats to MBB, who were honored with a 2019 AIA New York State Design Citation for their work at Grace Church School Athletic Center. MFLD provided lighting design for this project that included student commons, classrooms, staff offices as well as a double height gymnasium.

462 Broadway wins Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

PBDW and team has won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for their stunning work on 462 Broadway. Their meticulous restoration has returned a French Renaissance-style building to its original glory. The project also won a MASterworks Award for Best Restoration from the Municipal Art Society of New York, and a Stanford White Award for Historic Preservation in 2018.

SoHo Loft featured in Dwell

Dwell magazine featured architect Julian King’s beautiful SoHo Loft project in the April issue. MFLD successfully solved the lighting challenges of this narrow loft––and the thoughtful design brings daylight into the entire space. Click here for the article and additional photos.

Interior Design features new SJP Boutique

Featured in Interior Design magazine in April 2019, the new Sarah Jessica Parker boutique designed by Cass Calder Smith Architecture, with lighting by MFLD, is located in the South Street Seaport neighborhood.

Harlem School of the Arts featured in New York Times

The New York Times featured the $9.5 million renovation of Harlem School of the Arts. MFLD is working with Imrey Studio on the renovation which is funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation. Click here for the story.

Architectural Record features Grace Church High School Athletic Center

Architectural Record features the Grace Church School Gymnasium in the “Vertical Expansions” article, January 2019. Designed by MBB with lighting by MFLD, the school’s 14,000-square-foot extension provides large multipurpose spaces that can accommodate courts for team sports as well as all-school gatherings and events. Click here for article.

Interior Design features Tribeca Penthouse

Interior Design magazine featured the Steven Learner Studio designed Tribeca Penthouse. MFLD provided the lighting design for this interior renovation of a 4,500 s.f. open plan penthouse.

Duane Library wins Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

PBDW and team have won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for their work on the Duane Library at Fordham University. The restoration breathed new life into the campus landmark, making it a relevant and vital part of the University. The scope included interior and exterior renovations, as well as major infrastructural upgrades.