Walking into the tiered entryway of this building, you feel like you have more room to breathe. The architecture interacts with the sky and mimics it—very appropriate for a spiritual center framed by our majestic Rocky Mountains.
In our project design, we incorporated electrical and lighting systems to accommodate a 60,000 square foot open mall. We created this space for members to build community, have deep discussions and share information. Features included: a fireplace, kitchen, café seating area, check-in kiosks, column televisions and projectors, an education wing mixing classrooms and teaching areas with projection walls and stage lighting, a youth wing with a multi-purpose room, kitchen, and flexible break-out room, an administrative office area and an auditorium with a mezzanine that would seat 4,000 people.
We designed high bay fluorescents in open-to-structure spaces to provide the ambient lighting in the mall with jelly jars integrated throughout highlighting different uses of the space. In the auditorium and multi-purpose room, we included both high bay fluorescents for work lighting, incandescent cylinders for house lighting, provided power for future LED lighting and roughed-in stage lighting.