Ohio Judicial Center

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First known as the Ohio Departments Building, the Ohio Judicial Center designed by Harry Hake and completed in 1933. With eighteen stories and 415,000 square feet, it stands across from the Capitol as a magnificent example of Art Deco architecture and style.

There were over sixty different fixture types with a total of 1077 lights that needed restoration, replication, or new custom designs. Restoration was completed in 2004, and the firms involved won numerous awards for their work.

This was one of the most challenging lighting projects that SLALCO has ever produced due to the complexity of the fixtures: the main courtroom fixtures were made of carved glass, mahogany, and bronze; the complexity of some of the lighting systems required several circuits, different lamping, and ballast systems; and numerous custom glass and bronze casting patterns and molds were needed. Our staff went onsite to receive, photograph, and package the historic fixtures as they were removed, and they returned to assist with assembly and reinstallation for some of the larger, more fragile fixtures.

Historic Lighting Consultant: Gary H. Behm, I.E.S.

Architects: Schooley Caldwell Associates

Lighting Designer: Gary Steffy Lighting Design