THE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Susan Brady Lighting Design and David M. Schwarz Architects designed a complete family of pendants, sconces, and ceiling fixtures for the Palladium’s main concert hall and lobby areas. The fixtures were constructed of high-quality extruded, machined, and fabricated aluminum and were finished in a custom dark bronze painted finish. The lenses shared throughout the family of fixtures are custom, tapered octagonal cased opal glass shades. The finished space is stately and elegant, sharing neoclassical design features with other music halls designed by the team, most notably the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, for which Crenshaw also provided the custom lighting package.
VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL
The Virginia State Capitol is a National Historic Landmark and houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. It was originally planned and designed by Thomas Jefferson and French architect and artist Charles-Louis Clérisseau. Inspiration was taken from the ancient Roman temple Maison Carrée at Nîmes in southern France. Jefferson’s capitol building is one of the few accurate renderings of ancient classical architecture among U.S. state legislatures.
In 2008, Elkus Manfredi Architects led the effort to restore Boston's Paramount Theatre. The theatre, now a National Historic Landmark, had fallen into disrepair. Its original Art Deco furnishings were lost or destroyed over the years. Crenshaw was selected to provide the decorative lighting in 2008. The new Paramount Theatre is an extraordinary theatrical space and part of Emerson Colleg's extended campus.