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   October 25, 2021   

Lighting by Williams Illuminates Boston University’s Fine Arts Center

Williams’ full range of products illuminated the action behind the scenes of Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center.

Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center was designed to be a demonstration of the University’s commitment to professional arts education. Not only is this space made for performing artists, but it also houses programs for theatrical production where items for the stage are created. Williams was tasked with illuminating the action behind the scenes.

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"It was important that we found a family of fixtures that met the design criteria first. We needed as little shadowing in these rooms as possible," says Sabra Zacharias, Associate Principal at AuerbachGlasow.

The design team used Williams's full range of products paired with Enlighted controls to ensure that no detail was left in the shadows. RND Round Architectural & 97 Enclosed Industrial Lights matched the design criteria while limiting the amount of shadowing in the rooms.

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"This is a 24-hour facility, so this room needs to be this bright whenever someone’s in the room. Occupancy sensors were important to the safety of the students," says Zacharias. In the hallway, 4’ drums were used with custom RAL orange coloring to match the aesthetic of the mural.

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"We were actually able to find a standard product that provided the aesthetic and scale necessary to achieve the design intent. It was a bonus to find out that the manufacturer could actually provide a custom color that the architect selected to match the mural in the hallway," says Zacharias.

The Williams lighting and controls portfolio is at the center of Human Centric design, shaping the experience of those who use the space every day. So ask yourself: does art imitate light?


One Family.
Three Generations.
One Hundred Years.
Harold E. Williams started with a dream 100 years ago. As an engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, he founded the H.E. Williams Company in 1921. Three generations later, Williams still prides itself on innovation, quality, service and American-made lighting products.

Williams makes lighting products that create ambiance, save energy and install easily, but Williams delivers much more than that. With a balance between form and function, plus a careful combination of design, engineering and a century of insight, Williams makes A Visible Difference. From education and healthcare facilities to hospitality, corporate and industrial environments, Williams knows what it takes to create the best lighting package for your application.

Made right here.
At our Midwest headquarters and production facility, every order is handled like it’s the only order. From start to finish, Williams light fixtures are made by hardworking men and women. It’s their job to see that each product is built right. A lifelong partnership and products we’re proud to put our name on – that’s the made right here difference.


Source:  H.E. Williams, Inc.


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