University of Chicago
The Elizabeth Morse Genius Reading Room of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago was built in 1931.
SLALCO replicated the University Gothic pendants originally made by Tiffany Studios of New York. The incandescent lamps were replaced with a biaxial compact fluorescent system which doubled the amount of light and significantly decreased the amount of energy used. An "uplight" system was hidden each "crown” at the top of the fixture to evenly illuminate the library's very ornate ceiling.
SLACO also replicated the University Gothic exterior lighting standards as well as several other exterior wall-sconce projects on campus.
Historic Lighting Consultants: Gary Behm, I.E.S.; Ann Marie Behm