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using light to connect history and the waterfront


Pike Place MarketFront


2017 AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design


The Miller Hull Partnership

landscape architect

Berger Partnership


Pike Place Market is a Seattle institution. Deep-rooted, but always evolving. Lighting for the Market's Waterfront Entrance—which provides a connection to the waterfront, public gathering space, new space for market vendors, and new retail—blends elements of historic Market character with today's technology.


Dark Light’s design uses a consistent fixture palette to echo the historic simplicity of lighting around the market, all lamped with LED technology to create the desired warmth traditionally exuded by incandescent lamps. In addition to creating the right look for this icon, LEDs simplify maintenance, save energy, and provide a long-lasting lighting system which will serve millions of visitors annually.

photo credit: Lara Swimmer

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