Project TagsLighting Design
The newly-renovated historic Baker Center, comprises a full city block in Downtown Minneapolis. Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) completed the interior and exterior lighting for many of it’s public spaces.
One of the major challenges for this lighting project was matching the linear cove fixtures to have the same color temperatures. MCE tested a variety of theatrical gels to color-correct the temperature to match the other fixtures in the space. MCE was able to get the colors to match by installing a lightly tinted film over the LED fixtures, which cannot be seen since the fixtures are obscured from direct view.
To enhance the architectural features of the Baker Center, MCE used lighting fixtures that would be able to be hidden within architectural details, reducing glare, and providing a softly illuminated space. Square LED downlights provide additional general illumination and retro-inspired decorative pendants help call attention to gathering areas.