Exterior of building

Baker Center

Utilizing lighting design to create an aesthetically beautiful space.

Facts & Stats



Baker Center


Market Type


Two diamonds

Square Footage

1,000,000 SF



Minneapolis, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

1926 Original Design

One of the major challenges for this lighting project was matching the linear cove fixtures to have the same color temperatures. We tested a variety of theatrical gels to color-correct the temperature to match the other fixtures in the space. We were 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, our team used lighting fixtures that could 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.

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