• Denver Union Station Monument Lighting
  • City and County of Denver

    Denver, Colorado

    The exterior lighting design for the historic Denver Union Station, which was built in 1868, involved careful implementation of modern, energy-efficient lighting sources that enhanced the architectural features of two primary building façades. The lighting needed to be located above the cano­pies on each of the east- and west-facing sides of the building. On-site mockups were performed to determine the most effective lighting approaches that would fit within the project’s budget and to confirm light sources would be hidden from street-level views to meet historic requirements. The resulting design produced two layers of lighting: a soft, even wash of light for the overall façade and a highlighting of the arched windows’ vertical elements to bring texture and interest to each of the primary building façades.  
    Photo credit courtesy of Bob Bullock
 

Denver Union Station Monument Lighting

City and County of Denver

Denver, Colorado

The exterior lighting design for the historic Denver Union Station, which was built in 1868, involved careful implementation of modern, energy-efficient lighting sources that enhanced the architectural features of two primary building façades. The lighting needed to be located above the cano­pies on each of the east- and west-facing sides of the building. On-site mockups were performed to determine the most effective lighting approaches that would fit within the project’s budget and to confirm light sources would be hidden from street-level views to meet historic requirements. The resulting design produced two layers of lighting: a soft, even wash of light for the overall façade and a highlighting of the arched windows’ vertical elements to bring texture and interest to each of the primary building façades.

 

Photo credit courtesy of Bob Bullock