Redding School of the Arts wins National Award for School Design

  • Tue, 02/28/2012

REDDING, CA. - The Redding School of the Arts has won a National Award for School Design which features three light fixture designs from Visa Lighting.

The National Institute of Building Sciences Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC) has selected Trilogy Architecture as the recipient of a 2011 Beyond Green High Performance Building Award for the design of the new Redding School of the Arts.

Trilogy, a Redding-based firm headed by architect James Theimer AIA, was awarded an Honor Award - First Place for a New Academic Complex. The firm was competing nationally in the category of high performance buildings.

The school features the Advantus (featured above), Omnience and Wave fixtures. The Advantus fixture was featured  on multiple exterior walls,  highlighting a carved area representing the mountains. Advantus linear LED is a wall-mounted luminaire well suited for lighting large vertical surfaces. The 3.5" diameter extruded aluminum housing can rotate 360˚ (aiming guide is provided) and extend from 4" to 36" from the wall. The driver is remote and the LED module is field replaceable.

The Omnience fixture was featured in one of the reading areas in the library, decorated with an indoor/outdoor feel.  Three fixtures are featured in the space, with one mounted to represent a sun. They are also used throughout the school where efficient, daylight controllable lighting is required. As a standard product, Visa offers two sizes for the Omnience: 26" diameter and 34" diameter. The housing, stem and mounting canopy is available in any one of Visa's standard powder coat paint or custom colors.

The Wave fixtures are scattered throughout the hallways of the school. The color controllable RGB LED Wave fixtures add color and energy to the walkways. The fixtures can be programmed from a central locatoin to to change colors or patterns based on specific events, such as count down timing or building energy use.  The Wave has a die-cast aluminum housing, is built in a low profile, ADA compliant design and includes low energy, long-life LED light sources. The static color LED or color changing LEDRGB options utilize a constant current LED technology to protect LED's from experiencing "over current" conditions that can cause overheating and premature failure.  There is no ultraviolet or infrared which alleviates potential damage to art, fabric and materials. The fixture is available in amber, blue, green, white, red or color controllable RGB.

Trilogy Architecture will be honored on March 22nd in Washington D.C. at a ceremony before members of Congress, staff and representatives from leading organizations within the building community. Completed in fall 2011, the Redding School of the Arts is a 77,000 square-foot K-8 public charter school. It's energy-efficient program was designed to meet the requirements for LEED Platinum certification, which is pending.


                             Omnience fixture                                                             

 Photography by Brett Drury, Brett Drury Architectural Photography


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