The IES St. Louis Illumination Awards were held this last month, on September 4th. These awards provide a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria. According to the IES website judges were selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence.
M+H and O’Toole Design Associates (ODA) collaborated on the recent expansion of the World Wide Technology (WWT) campus in Maryland Heights, MO, which ODA submitted for this year’s IES STL Awards Program. We are pleased to announce that WWT won The Edwin F. Guth Award of Merit for Interior Lighting and Design.
Designing a new corporate office for a global technology firm that is growing by a billion dollars a year gave the designers and architects an opportunity to highlight the advancements that WWT is making in their market. Utilizing “dotted” (circular) and “dashed” (linear) fixtures, the designers gave a “nod” to the roots and history of technology and communication while also creating an integrated architectural interior to highlight the progressiveness of the organization.
This award was named after the 1902 founder of the St. Louis Brass Company (later renamed the Edwin F. Guth Company). He held 147 patents that represented his creativity and emphasis to advance interior lighting. This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience. Click here to learn more about the awards.
Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is an award-winning Systems Integrator that provides innovative technology products, services and supply chain solutions to customers and suppliers around the globe. WWT brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology.