Lighting for the Maryland Institute College of Art Gateway building is designed to accent the dynamic architectural forms and express the exciting goings-on occurring on the site. When viewed from around the city, the modular window system covering most of the building exterior glows from within; creating different patterns based on resident use. Illuminated trees line Mount Royal and North avenues reinforcing the intent that this project serve as a gateway to the campus at night. Framed views of the glowing building core are provided through apertures in the building massing.
Adjustable theatrical light fixtures are the primary source of light in the major exterior spaces. In addition to offering flexibility in creating dramatic lighting effects for the variety of events that will take place in these locations, the objects themselves reference the black box theater located on the first floor. The lighting design also features an urban scale illuminated LED sign on the upper floors of the north side of the building.