We are pleased to be the lighting designers for the new Grays Ferry Bridge for the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. We are working with architect Ted Agoos and engineers Amman and Whitney. This new bridge will span the Schuylkill where previously there was a railroad bridge, and connect two segments of the multi-use trail.
In the new issue of Architectural SSL, Claudia Librett and other lighting designers are interviewed by Vilma Barr about how solid state technology has changed the practice of the industry.
521 Atelier named Award for Innovation in Lighting Architecture & Design in Build Magazine's 2015 Architecture Awards.
LD+A, the Magazine of the illuminating Engineering Society of North America. “Beauty and the Beast” chronicles how 521 Atelier design takes on Mother Nature in rugged site conditions that encompass earthquakes, hurricanes, and termites.
521 Atelier Receives WBE Certification
Interior and Lighting Design Firm Seeks to Increase Civic Projects
Bryn Mawr-based interiors and lighting design firm 521 Atelier has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of PA, DE, and NJ, a regional partner of the WBE National Council.
“Our ongoing public projects at Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares have been immensely rewarding,” said Claudia Librett, principal of 521 Atelier. “I pursued certification in order to work for more clients who value diversity in project teams.”
Quality of Light
It’s hard to say which part of this Caribbean scene is more arresting: the distant islands and sky or the roof deck, handsomely illuminated by Claudia Librett, J76. Librett lit all four buildings of a lavish new 40,000-square-foot family beach compound using seventy different types of mostly LED fixtures, many of them custom-designed to withstand the region’s earthquakes and hurricanes. For her efforts, she and her design firm, 521 Atelier in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, received top awards in the Illuminating Engineering Society Philadelphia’s 2014 design competition. “It’s a pleasure to bring stunning architecture to light,” she says.
521 Atelier Project included in Parsons School of Design exhibition
Out of nearly 600 submissions from talented alumni around the world, our work has been chosen by the curatorial committee for inclusion in the Parsons Alumni Exhibition 2014. The salon-style exhibition is scheduled for October 11-21 in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.
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Lighting Design by 521 Atelier
by Anna Maria Vazquez on August 27, 2014
This 40,000 square feet lavish Island Retreat multi-story building with lighting designed by 521 Atelier, was recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society with a Philadelphia Certificate of Merit & National Award early this summer. Founded on a cliff in the Caribbean, you can find two pools, open cabana pavilion with outdoor kitchen, game room with bar and large roof deck, separate master bedroom pavilion, screening room, gym, massage room, guest and staff quarters, and several garages. It also has a dock for a 100 ft catamaran and various other small boats.
521 Atelier Honored for Lighting Design Projects
Bryn Mawr firm specializes in sustainable interiors and lighting design
By Jennifer Quail, Home Furnishings Expert
The Illuminating Engineering Society and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has honored 521 Atlelier for its work on two lighting design projects. The Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based firm specializes in interiors and lighting design.
The Lighting Honors
From the Illuminating Engineering Society, the firm received a Philadelphia Certificate of Merit & National Award of Merit for a lavish Caribbean beach compound.
Bryn Mawr design firm honored for lighting projects...
Published: Friday, July 18, 2014
By 521 Atelier, for
Main Line Media News
Philadelphia (July 2014) – Bryn Mawr-based interiors and lighting design firm 521 Atelier has been honored by the Illuminating Engineering Society and the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia for its work on two lighting design projects.
A lavish Caribbean beach compound was recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society with a Philadelphia Certificate of Merit & National Award of Merit at a June awards ceremony at the Ben Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia.
The Union League of Philadelphia was the site of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s 2014 Preservation Achievement Awards where the Rittenhouse Square Centennial Restoration project was honored with a Grand Jury Award. Commissioned for the 100th anniversary of Paul Cret’s redesign of Rittenhouse Square, 521 Atelier specified new linear spread LED post lighting to illuminate areas of the balustrade that are particularly susceptible to graffiti, the guardhouse will become a beacon after dark, and the gardener’s cottage will be surrounded by a “green screen” fence that is brightly lit at night. Soon to be installed is new sustainable lighting for the ceramic fountain and pool inspired by the Villa Borghese in Rome.
Illuminating Engineering Society Honors 521 Atelier for Lighting Design Project
Bryn Mawr-based interiors and lighting design firm has been honored for it's lighting design for its work on two lighting design projects. A Caribbean beach compound was recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society with a Philadelphia Certificate of Merit & National Award of Merit at a June awards ceremony at the Ben Franklin Hotel in Philadelphia. Surpassing green building standards without sacrificing aesthetics, the lighting for the 40,000sf island retreat is nearly all LED and specified in marine-grade stainless. Several of the seventy different fixture types were custom-designed because the site is on a cliff and vulnerable to earthquakes and hurricanes. Lighting was designed for four, multi-story buildings, including two pools, indoor and outdoor kitchens, game room with bar and large roof deck, screening room, bedroom pavilion, guest and staff quarters, several garages, boat dock and a 100ft catamaran.521 Atelier
"...The architectural lighting presented today is designed by 521 Atelier of Bryn Mawr, and serves to brighten corners and sections of the park that remain dim, Hummel explained. They include five focal points: the fountain, the guard house at the center of the square, the stone balustrade that rings the center, the historic gardener's shed, and the iconic lion sculpture..."
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Claudia Librett, principal at 521 Atelier, a lighting and interior design firm, will speak on Case Studies with LEDs at Illuminate Philadelphia 2012 conference. Illuminate Philadelphia's Focus on the Future a lighting educational conference sponsored by the IES Philadelphia Section. This one day conference will feature accredited seminars given by top lighting experts. Learn about LED technology, lighting and health, energy code updates, lighting case studies and more.
Title: Case Studies with LEDs by Claudia Librett of 521 Atelier
Date: Monday, September 24, 2012
Location: Philadelphia Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
The New York Times Home Design Magazine, Essences of Ease, features a small penthouse by Claudia Librett of 521 Atelier,
“Light…plays a role that goes far beyond illuminating an interior; it also defines areas of intimacy within a larger space…” — Julie V. Lovine