MFLD is working with B+W Architecture on a 5,700sf interior fit-out for a flagship Bank of America branch in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Located on the ground floor and mezzanine level of a newly completed mixed-use building, the multi-leveled, double-height space has a corner street-facing entrance. The full height glass walls require distinctive illumination in this commercial neighborhood. The lighting design provides bright, non-glare illumination for clients on both levels and reinforces the open architectural design. The project is designed to achieve LEED Certification.
Pictured is a cove detail from an architecture model for the 2,200sf East Village Penthouse project combining two East Village apartments in a LEED Gold certified building. When complete, this large, open plan contemporary family residence with shared spaces will include architectural and millwork-integrated lighting features. We’re pleased to be working again with architect John Lee of Workshop for Architecture, who designed the Millerton Pool House that MFLD won a Lumen Award for in 2019.
The Harlem School for the Arts was recently featured on the cover of The New York Times Arts Section. MFLD provided interior and exterior architectural lighting designed to reinforce the transformation of an opaque facade into a glowing lantern as designed by architect Celia Imrey. Click h e r e to read article.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.