Barton Associates’ Joseph Pawell Wins IES Illumination Award

We are pleased to announce that Joseph M. Pawell of our State College office has received a 2017, Philadelphia Section, Philaments IES Illumination Award for the lighting design at the Pennsylvania State University’s Morgan Academic Center at University Park, PA.

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards recognize projects for their ingenuity and originality, as well as their contributions to the lighting design industry. Mr. Pawell holds the position of Senior Electrical Designer with over three decades of experience in electrical systems and lighting design.

“Designing the lighting for the conversion of the former Greenberg Ice Arena into an Academic Achievement and Study Center presented many complexities,” said Pawell. “Much of the building is below grade with limited floor-to-floor height so the space could easily be a gloomy and unwelcoming cave! The facility had to appeal to all athletes as well, so ques were taken from all sports genres; Linear fixtures were installed above ‘lane markers’ in the carpets; Square fixtures were installed above ‘coaching box’ reception desks and the light fixtures for the graphics in the main gathering room were inspired by sports field lighting towers.”

Barton is proud to have been part of the design team that successfully collaborated with Hoffman Leakey Architects, LLC, Penn State Inter-Collegiate Athletics, PSU Facilities Staff, and The Morgan Academic Center Staff, and P.J. Dick Construction to deliver this project for the University. Morgan Academic Center staff report that the facility has become one of the most popular and well used study centers on the Penn State University Park campus.

Learn more about the Morgan Academic Center