by MCLA Lighting

integrated lighting solutions that enhance the architectural statement

Who we are

Founded in 1996 by Principal Maureen Moran, MCLA is an architectural lighting design firm which creates integrated solutions that reveal and enhance the architecture.

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Featured Project

Project E9 is a Class A commercial office building, designed to attract high-end financial institutions the Financial Street District. Blending modern aesthetics with classic elements creates a professional atmosphere while softening the monumental nature of the building.  The constraints of the site and the requirements of the program required a very efficient floor plate.

Design Architect: Hartman-Cox Architects
Architect of Record: BIAD
Image Credit: Fu Xing

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News & Events

On April 12, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) DC chapter held an interactive panel discussion on the subject of “Value Engineering.” In addition to MCLA’S Scott Gunther, other panelists (see full list here) provided perspectives from other disciplines. Held at SmithgroupJJR offices, the event was attended by 40 people in addition to the six panelists. “Value Engineering has evolved into a generic term for cost cutting,” said Scott.  “Owners and Developers should understand that when they request a ‘VE’ lighting package, it can negate the obligation to meet the project’s design intent and subsequently decrease the project’s ‘Value’.”

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