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Darling Walk, Sydney, Australia

December 02 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are pleased to be involved with the lighting of the Darling Walk precinct in Sydney, Australia. We will be working closely with Lend Lease, architects FJMT and landscape designers Aspect Studios.

We will be helping to create a safe, dynamic and inspirational lighting scheme for this popular and well located new development, which includes play areas for children around the office buildings, restaurants and landscaping.
Image on Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority website
Image on Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority website

Speirs + Major to design Helena Rubinstein counters

November 10 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been selected to design the lighting for the cosmetic counters of Helena Rubinstein, part of the L’Oreal Group, which will appear in major department stores internationally.

The lighting scheme will aim to expound the brand identity of Helena Rubinstein – that of beauty, glamour and luxury. We want to create an unforgettable experience for those who visit the counters, or even just walk past, by utilising the intricacies of shade, colour and light.

Team wins worldwide contest to light San Diego Bridge

October 22 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
A team including members from Form Associates and Speirs + Major has won an international competition to light the 4km-long San Diego Coronado Bridge in California.
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Concept sketch of Coronado San Diego Bridge / Speirs + Major, Form Associates
Concept sketch of Coronado San Diego Bridge / Speirs + Major, Form Associates

Speirs + Major to design lighting for 100 Bishopsgate

October 21 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major is delighted to be involved with the design of 100 Bishopsgate, a tower building in the heart of the City of London. We will be working closely with the client and contractor, Brookfield Europe, and architects AMWB, a collaboration between Allies and Morrison and Woods Bagot, as we design a dynamic lighting scheme for this newest of towers shaping the centre of London.

100 Bishopsgate represents a new generation of tower buildings which have sprung up in the City, with neighbours including previous and current S+M projects 30 St. Mary’s Axe and The Pinnacle. Given the high visibility of these buildings, it is critical to light them in context to their surrounds – not just at the top, but also in and around the public realm area at the base of the tower – as they will highly influence the appearance of the development. The aim is to let the dark spaces accentuate and emphasise the elements of the tower that are lit after dark, as opposed to all areas of the tower being brightly lit. This technique will also facilitate a move towards lowering environmental pollution and our collective carbon footprint.

Speirs + Major to design lighting masterplan for Cork Docklands

October 19 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are very excited to be designing a lighting masterplan for the Cork Docklands public realm area, in collaboration with Mitchell & Associates, the landscape architects for the project.

How an environment is lit after dark can have a dramatic effect on how people perceive the area. The lighting masterplan will place firm emphasis on creating a rich and varied experience which will, in turn, leave a lasting impression of the distinctive character of Cork and the docklands after dark.

Speirs + Major appointed to work on Cable Car

September 06 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been chosen to assist with building a cable car in Central London. Connecting both sides of central London by crossing over the Thames, the cable car is scheduled to be completed by the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games. We will be working closely with Transport for London, Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Mott MacDonald to deliver lighting for this ambitious and challenging project.

Not only will we be creating a lighting scheme for the interior of the gondolas, but the exterior of the gondolas, towers and platforms will also be sensitively lit to encompass the contrasting surrounds – the bright, busy centres of the O2 Arena and ExCeL London as opposed to the dark River Thames – in the hope that the cable car itself will become as much of an attraction as the scenic views of London which visitors and locals alike will be able to soak up whilst riding it.

Speirs + Major to light Dior Cosmetic Boutique

September 01 2010 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major is pleased to be working with Dior on the design of their new cosmetic stand in Selfridges. We will be creating a lighting scheme for the stand as a whole as well as illuminating a special wall material in more detail. This material will consist of layers of textile and etched glass, backed by a mirroring surface, which will be lit in such a way as to capture the culture, fashion and haute couture ethos embodied by Dior.

Speirs + Major selected to work on New Campus Glasgow

July 12 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major is pleased to announce its involvement in the winning scheme for New Campus Glasgow, a brand new ‘super campus’ formed from the amalgamation of three existing Glasgow colleges.

Our team, led by Atkins and including Imagination and Spence Associates, was selected by New Campus Glasgow Ltd to develop designs for the campus which will be built across two sites. We are responsible for developing the lighting vision as well as lighting concepts for the new buildings and public realm.

Jewish Community Centre for London

July 05 2010 — by Clementine Rodgers
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been appointed to help create a landmark building for the Jewish community in London. Designed by architects Liftschutz Davidson Sandilands, the JCC will be a facility for the Jewish population of London offering a programme of social, cultural and educational events.

Speirs + Major’s task is to provide creative yet appropriate lighting for key areas of the pavilion, piazza and tower building. The role also includes performing daylight and sunlight studies that will exploit the positive benefits of natural light.
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch, Jewish Community Centre for London
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch, Jewish Community Centre for London

Barbecoa Restaurant with Jamie Oliver

June 07 2010 — by Jesse Lilley
Appointments
Speirs + Major are delighted to be involved in the design of a new restaurant concept called Barbecoa. Due to open in late 2010 in the One New Change building opposite St Paul's, Barbecoa is a joint venture between Jamie Oliver and New York chef Adam Perry Lang. The restaurant will specialise in American-style barbecued dishes and includes a takeaway outlet and a butcher’s shop.

Working with interior designer Tom Dixon of Design Research Studio, our task is to craft an identity for the venue and create a dramatic atmosphere using light. There is a hope that if the venue is successful, further Barbecoa restaurants will be rolled out across the UK.
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch, Barbecoa Restaurant
Speirs + Major / Concept sketch, Barbecoa Restaurant
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