UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, M I
Lighting for the University of Michigan’s Hutchins Hall project in 2009 involved restoration of historic pendants and creation of new, historic-style fixtures. These included a series of Gothic-style drum pendants, ceiling mounts, and a chandelier that was created new as a partial replication of a historic fixture, which was also restored for the project. The original chandelier is beautifully made of cast and hammered bronze, which requires a process too involved for the project’s scope and budget. Instead, the partial replica recreated the original design in very heavy-gauge brass finished in a tumbled, aged patina. Ceramic metal halide uplights and a central downlight were added to the new chandelier for higher light output. Crenshaw also provided exit signs in numerous styles such as pendant-mounted, wall-mounted, and ceiling-surface-mounted single- and double-face formats, all of which were ultimately used in multiple buildings throughout the university.
ARCHITECT:
GANT BRUNNETT ARCHITECTS

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