Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Update your browser

Projects in Pictures

Exploring Imaginative Approaches to Lighting Outdoor Spaces

What inspires you? In this issue of Projects in Pictures, we're showcasing the imaginative, interesting, and functional approaches architects and designers are taking in lighting outdoor spaces with wall-mounted lighting elements. As this series unfolds, we'll be featuring lighting designs for projects large and small, near and far, and for a variety of uses.

The Warner Building and Haymarket Plaza features Landscape Forms' Torres wall-mounted lights and Carousel café-height tables and seats.

Warner Building and Haymarket Plaza, Kalamazoo, MI

Once a delivery alley, the Warner Building and Haymarket Plaza is now an expanded, active space shared with people working and living in downtown Kalamazoo but still accessible to delivery trucks and emergency vehicles. Tower Pinkster's landscape architecture team selected Torres wall-mounted lighting to keep the small plaza open, free of poles, and poised to host evening events and visitors. Dual-fixture Torres area lights along the building's entrance illuminate both the sidewalk and street. Read more.

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Smart VMC, Vaughan, Ontario 

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is a 400-acre parcel of land where a multi-year, multi-phase development is literally building a city. One of the first areas to be developed, Smart VMC comprises 100 acres of residential and office buildings, a transportation hub, and public spaces. A thoughtful transition of promenades, parks, and plazas and playful patterns and shapes − all trademarks of landscape architecture firm Claude Cormier + Associates − add a dynamic spirit to the place. Ashbery wall-mounted lights line the exterior of the transportation center to light the sidewalk along a busy roadway. CC+A, in partnership with lighting designer Marcel Dion, selected Ashbery lights for their timeless design. Read more.

A tunnel constructed under Fishers' main thoroughfare gives pedestrians safe passage between the downtown core and the trail park. Arne pole and wall-attached lights guide visitors to the tunnel and keep the active linear park hopping into the evening hours.

Nickel Plate Trail, Fishers, Indiana

From rail line to linear trail, the Nickel Plate Trail runs 3.8 miles through the city of Fishers, but eventually it will be part of a 40-mile regional trail extending from Noblesville to Indianapolis. Through the downtown core, the trail expands into a linear park that offers trail visitors places to sit and people-watch, enjoy a coffee or lunch, or swing on the popular custom swings installed under the old depot station. Indianapolis-based firm Browning Day's design features a variety of seating options that suit multiple activities, ages, and abilities and add a pop of color to the park. Arne wall-attached lights guide people to the tunnel that connects the trail to downcore Fishers. Read more.