POLAR Library

M.FA Lighting Design Studio

In collaboration with Lindsey Dieter and Brandon Pietras

Faculty: Davidson Norris, Glenn Shrum, Nelson Jenkins


Four distinct conditions were created within the building during the day:

northern light, southern light, a combination of both, or neither.

These lighting conditions activate and define programmatic nodes. During the day, electrical light supports these conditions and emulates them in the evening while simultaneously engaging with the body’s awareness of diurnal changes.