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Themed Design: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Renovation by Abernathy Lighting Design


Abernathy Lighting Design of North Providence, RI is pleased to announce completion of work on the newly renovated Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, located in Atlanta, GA. Brought onto the project by exhibit fabricator Design and Production Incorporated of Lorton, Virginia, ALD helped fulfill the client’s overall vision and goals utilizing our collective 25 years of experience in the areas of museum, commercial, theatrical, and entertainment lighting design to create a compelling environment for the museum and its patrons.

With an exhibit space of 16, 800 ft2 the Museum requested use of the latest energy efficient LED technology. Keeping the client’s wishes in mind, ALD worked closely with manufacturers and designers to develop a LED track head with custom accessory holder, which allowed the team to mold the tone of each gallery.

Along with the use of LED technology, the project’s lighting specification called for the reuse of all existing track prior to the purchase of any new materials. The existing halogen track heads were repurposed to the renovated Temporary Gallery, where a new dimming system provides control of intensity and energy consumption. All told, for a calculated 1.3 watts per ft2, the new lighting system stands as an example of achievable energy-efficient, high-quality museum lighting design.

Working closely with library’s curatorial staff, ALD utilized the custom LED track heads, along with fiber, and dimming, to ensure the individual artifacts found throughout the library are preserved for future generations, while theatrical patterns, angles and color were used to immerse guests into the environment and give the “wow” factor as they explore a piece of American History.

About ALD

Through the art and science of light Abernathy Lighting Design makes it their goal to enhance a space through outstanding lighting design realizing the clients dream. Since 2001 we have created environments that our conceived through collaboration with sustainable, energy efficient quality lighting.

As true collaborators we work together with the entire team to appreciate the ultimate lighting design. Theatre is our past making us a unique team understanding the value of true collaboration. The lighting industries tools continue to grow at a rapid speed. With that in mind ALD is aggressive in learning and understanding the most current technologies. Harmonizing energy efficiency with quality lighting is first and foremost for each and every project.

ALD are active members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as well as the International Association of Lighting (IALD) and is certified for the State of Rhode Island Minority Business Enterprise Program, the MBE/DBE – Minority Business Certification Number is MBCN 1077.

See also: 
Themed Design: Abernathy Lighting Desing Takes the LEED and Becomes Accredited
Abernathy Lighting Design Lights the New Tampa Bay History Center

Photos Courtesy of: Jay Rosenblatt Photography and Visual Communication

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