Project

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Boston, Massachusetts
Client: Archdiocese of Boston

Project Description

  • Originally consecrated in 1875, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross measures 364 feet long, 90 feet wide, and 120 feet high from the finished basement floor to the ridge of the nave attic.
  • Renovation of the Cathedral’s sanctuary and nave created a more expansive environment that brought the congregants closer to the altar.
  • New floor finishes, refreshed interior finishes, new liturgical appointments and furnishings, and restored historical paint details reinvigorated the interiors.
  • All of the Cathedral’s restored stained glass windows were illuminated with backlighting, while discretely placed, all-LED lighting fixtures introduced more light into the interiors.
  • Designers integrated new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, including first-ever air conditioning for the sanctuary and nave, and fire protection systems.

Photos: © Robert Benson and George Martell

Cathedral of the Holy Cross evening exterior
Cathedral of the Holy Cross interior nave looking toward rose window
Cathedral of the Holy Cross interior nave looking toward rose window
Cathedral of the Holy Cross interior sanctuary and baptismal font
Cathedral of the Holy Cross columns with discreet LED lighting
Project

Las Vegas City Hall

Las Vegas City Hall

Las Vegas, Nevada
Client: City of Las Vegas, Forest City Commercial Group

It’s certainly a beautiful building that every citizen in Las Vegas can be proud of.  It is only the beginning of the transformation of Las Vegas — and the entire community — into the world-class city it deserves to become.”

Carolyn Goodman

Mayor of Las Vegas

Project Description

  • The new Las Vegas City Hall communicates the goal of transparent government by opening out to the city with a street-level program that accommodates daily civic programming.
  • The LEED-NC Gold-certified building is dedicated to sustainability, featuring strategies including a solar panel rooftop, glass with integrated shading technology, and landscape photovoltaic canopies that shade the plaza and act as energy-generating “trees.”
  • The design tells the story of the city’s past, present, and future sources of energy: the Council Chamber’s form is inspired by the desert springs that were the original source of water; the main façade is a metaphor for the Colorado River, which generates the City’s energy at Hoover Dam; and the photovoltaic trees generate energy from the sun, the city’s future source of renewable energy.

Photographer: Brad Feinknopf

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Award

Finalist – Public Sector Interiors Award

World Interiors News, 2013

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Project of the Year

American Public Works Association, 2013

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Merit Award

Collaboration of Design + Art Awards, 2013

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Mayor’s Urban Design Award

City of Las Vegas, 2012

Las Vegas City Hall Lobby
Las Vegas City Hall dusk