Vermijo Ave & Sierra Madre Streetscape

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Colorado Springs, CO

Dynamic and interactive lighting shows create a special experience at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic museum's doorstep

Lighting is a powerful and dynamic medium that transforms outdoor public spaces at night. Located at the cultural center of Colorado Springs near the Pike’s Peak Center and the new US Olympic Museum, this project has the unique opportunity to invigorate this area of downtown with a vibrant lighting design that layers pedestrian lighting with feature lighting and interactive entertainment lighting. Modern LED pedestrian lighting will complement the US Olympic Museum architecture. Feature lighting will be integrated into landscape and streetscape forms, and signage monuments that identify the unique character of the district. Entertainment lighting and light art will engage pedestrians with preprogrammed light shows and with interactive, motion responsive light shows. During normal, daily operation, the lighting will be subdued with appropriate accent lighting and save energy by reducing light levels during low use periods. Then, during events, the dynamic and interactive lighting shows create a special experience that may be unique to each event.

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Lighting Design

Smart Cities


Clanton & Associates has developed street and pedestrian lighting master plans, lighting criteria, tours, pilot demonstrations, surveys, lighting measurements, and lighting research projects. Our extensive experience in creating street lighting master plans and guidelines for cities, assists our clients in making informed decisions regarding street lighting design to plan for the future of smart cities.