University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library

The UIC Daley Library has undergone a complete transformation. The once drab, dated space was revived into a dynamic center for research, presentations, group study, tutoring, and socializing.

Our lighting for this space celebrates the raw, Brutalist architecture. Fluorescent T5 direct-indirect pendants and concealed striplights reveal the exposed concrete structure. Ceramic metal halide sources provide supplemental downlight and highlight feature walls. CFL "drum"-style pendants are clustered above "collaborative" zones.


Chicago, IL


David Woodhouse Architects


  • Illumni Silver Infinity Award - Civic Lighting, 2012
  • GE Edison Award of Merit, 2011
  • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2012
  • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Citation of Merit, 2012
  • AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Citation of Merit, 2012