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Tennessee State Museum Wins International Lighting Award

International Association of Lighting Designers awards program recognizes outstanding achievement in architectural lighting.

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Tennessee State Museum in Nashville has won an Award of Excellence in the Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards program for innovative architectural lighting design.

This years’ award winners “go beyond distinction in architectural lighting—we honor exceptional designs that evoke emotional responses, transform spaces, inspire awe, and bring real benefits to end users,” said Mirjam Roos, IALD, awards program co-chair.

Designed by HGA in association with EOA Architects, the Tennessee State Museum is located on a prominent corner of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall, with expansive views of the historic State Capitol and Nashville skyline. The museum reflects the classically inspired architecture along the Mall while providing modern, state-of-the-art exhibit, community, and event spaces.

The HGA lighting design team developed a series of circular expressions that are essential to the classical architecture. The lighting uses integrated architectural details, soft direct view luminaires, and curved arrays of round luminaires within intricate ceiling compositions to complete circular expressions. The application of wireless lighting controls supports energy-saving goals. The lighting design shapes this distinctive cultural facility, illuminating a place for people to explore and enjoy.

For more information about the lighting design, visit the Tennessee State Museum video.

About IALD

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of more than 1,500 lighting design professionals.