The Franklin


This 60 story historic skyscraper in Chicago was being redesigned in the lobby and main entrance areas for the first time since being built in 1989. The design team wanted to update the classic style that was punctuated by brass finishes and traditional light fixtures. The new design featured the clean aesthetic of backlit white interlayer glass. The specifiers demanded perfectly even illumination for the project that would encompass 8,000 square feet of backlit glass. FSL collaborated with one of our backlighting sources and created custom 3500K LED boards at two different output levels which were required in order to meet energy code stipulations. Custom attachment hardware was developed for the dim able LED lighting system.

Project Name        The Franklin

Client                           Tishman Speyer

Location                      Chicago, IL

Product(s) Used        NetLight

Architect                     Krueck + Sexton Architects

Lighting Designer     George Sexton