Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, Arizona, USA


Owner of building:

Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, USA

Lighting design:

Vince Rieselman, Phoenix


Orcutt Winslow, Phoenix

Lighting solution:

Desk-mounted luminaire TYCOON + Reflection screens STRUCTURELAB RX 1


Vincent Rieselman faced a challenge. The senior designer of an architecture, planning and interior design firm needed to provide adequate lighting for a combination lecture hall/computer lab at Estrella Mountain Community College. The problem? The space he needed to light was cavernous, measuring 60-feet-by-60-feet. “We had plenty of natural north light coming into the space, but that space is just too big for it,” says Rieselman. He decided to install 70 TYCOON desk mounted luminaires with reflection screens at the computer workstations in the lecture hall.

For Rieselman this solution was the only way to cost effectively provide the best lighting possible for the college’s students, and to make sure that the lecture hall was transformed into a more pleasant learning environment. The reflection screens added atmosphere to the area and gave him a way to add indirect lighting. Students working in the lecture hall can now be done without eye strain from glare bouncing off of computer screens.