Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development Courtyards

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United States Air Force

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Colorado Springs, CO

A dynamic space with dynamic lighting

The outdoor lighting for the courtyards at the Air Force Academy’s new Center for Character and Leadership Development building creates a dynamic space with dimmable LED pedestrian and feature lighting that adapts to the purpose and mood of each event. Seven fountains are illuminated with color changing LED lighting. Blue light accentuates the decorative trench drain that connects all of the fountains. Low level bollard lighting, tree uplighting, and lights integrated under black granite benches create a subtle and intimate outdoor space at night.

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Public Realm

Electrical Engineering

Lighting Controls


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