Lumetta’s Acoustic Drum Pendant Lighting Instituted at NSC’s Innovative Training Environment for Next-Gen TeachersAugust 2022

The new Glenn and Ande Christenson School of Education Building located on the campus of Nevada State College in Henderson, NV, includes classrooms, hands-on learning spaces, labs, speech-language pathology areas, offices, and a state-of-the-art preschool with an innovative educational environment to train new preschool teachers and help alleviate Nevada’s teacher shortage.The collaborating Design Team of Burke Construction and Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects were asked to create an environment that through color and light would welcome both small children and college students. These “collision spaces” were designed along hallways, as the main lobby became the “living room”. Team rooms, a grad lounge, and cooperative spaces also fortified the main lobby, creating a welcoming atmosphere.

Lumetta’s Acoustic Drum Pendants were chosen to sublimely illuminate these interdependent spaces as our acoustic lighting is favored for its aesthetic beauty and functionality. Lumetta’s Acoustic Collection consists of drums, tapers, and linear shapes that pair illumination and design with sound dampening attributes. Noise levels and vibration are controlled while the synergy between the striking handcrafted luminaires and the superior acoustic features is greatly enhanced.

The project was awarded the 2021 Award of Merit, ENR, Southwest Best Projects – Higher Education Construction, and 2021 AIA – State/Regional Awards

Photography: Studio J – Eric Jamison