firm lights RIT
RIT is glowing about
a new project that involves an internationally recognized architectural
Fisher Marantz Stone
is perhaps best known for creating the Tribute in Light
at the World Trade Center site. RIT is working with FMS to upgrade
lighting throughout campus over the next several years.
As you look at
the campus at night, we have a lot of illumination, primarily
organized for security purposes. But it doesn't address aesthetics,
says James Watters, vice president for finance and administration.
nighttime environment is of paramount importance to a university
campus, says Charles G. Stone of FMS. Students, faculty
and staff are affected and influenced by their surroundings. A
thoughtful and thorough approach to lighting and infrastructure
will improve the way in which one lives and works at RIT.
Lighting on campus
today is deficient in some areas and too bright in others. Energy
efficiency and pedestrian safety are top priorities. RIT also
can enhance the campus's visual appeal with accent lighting
on its buildings.
FMS, based in New York
City, has created innovative and economic lighting designs for
more than 2,500 projects around the world since 1971.