Gazitua Sculpture

Gazitua Sculpture

Program:
Specialty Lighting

Type:
Art Lighting

Artist:
Teresa Gazitua, Chile.

Size:
Three Suspended layered pieces, floating in front of the 10'-0" x 11'-0" white wall

Location:
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Builder:
Marvin Shaver

Services:
Specialty Lighting, Mock-up and Testing, Specification, Procurement

Date:
2015

Current:
In Finalization

Gazitua Sculpture

Gazitua Sculpture

'in praise of shadow'

RJA 20Y*

RJA 20Y*

In October 2013 Rick Joy celebrated 20 Years in Business.
A big bash celebrating with current and former staff, colleges, consultants and craftsmen, who all helped the business took place at the Rick Joy Architects Office and Campus in the Barrio Viejo, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

The 120+ friends enjoyed a joyful party with life DJ, Jeff Persy and Cliff Taylor, life music by How Gelb and Thorge Lund and food by Natasha - Bitesizeluxuries.

Several gathering locations were set up, amongst and thanks to Beth Weinstein and her UofA students one installation of ‘shift’ in the front yard.

 

Photo Credit:
Bach Tran, Gustavo Ramirez

AZ Illustrated

AZ Illustrated

Program:
Remodel, Studio Set Design and Branding
 
Type:
Studio Set Design

Size:
1,200 SF

Location:
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Architect:
Rick Joy Architects, Inc.

Service:
Full Design and Specification, Branding with Backlit Studio Set, Artowork Design, Procurement, Table and Accessory design, Color changing light system and partial fundraising for implementation 

Date:
2013

Current:
SD-CA, procurement, realized, obscured 

 

Photo Credit:
Gustavo Ramirez

 The new set design for the Studio A of AZPM supports the re-launch of the signature nightly TV series, AZ-ILLUSTRATED.    The daily 30 minute high quality content feature series of KUAT, is broadcast from the new custom-designed, open plan studio with a 360° view of Tucson, which will accommodate one-on-one interviews, round-table discussions, demonstrations, and live performances.   The studio features a spectacular photographic panorama of the Tucson skyline and its iconic mountain ranges on the continuous backdrop. The photographs for the dyed backdrop were taken by Jeff Dey and Gustavo Ramirez. The three set pieces were made from local steel and leather and introduce the ‘Southwest Industrial’ feel to the Studio.    For more information visit: www.azpm.org      Photo Credit: Gustavo Ramirez

The new set design for the Studio A of AZPM supports the re-launch of the signature nightly TV series, AZ-ILLUSTRATED.  

The daily 30 minute high quality content feature series of KUAT, is broadcast from the new custom-designed, open plan studio with a 360° view of Tucson, which will accommodate one-on-one interviews, round-table discussions, demonstrations, and live performances. 

The studio features a spectacular photographic panorama of the Tucson skyline and its iconic mountain ranges on the continuous backdrop. The photographs for the dyed backdrop were taken by Jeff Dey and Gustavo Ramirez. The three set pieces were made from local steel and leather and introduce the ‘Southwest Industrial’ feel to the Studio.  

For more information visit: www.azpm.org 

 

Photo Credit:
Gustavo Ramirez

 Special Thanks to:  Jeff Dey, Photography. Gustavo Ramirez, Photography. Tom Bonomi – Picture Rock Mesquite, Wood. Andy Pott – TPL, LED lighting. Tom Glenn – Parsons Steel, table bases. Eric Firestone – Gallery, Gottschalk Stool Set Piece.   AZPM team –     Jacqueline Kain, Fran Sherlock, Robert Jaime, Kevin Crete, Jacobo Ramirez   Color Changing Lighting System used to backlight the screen:   Philips Color Kinetics, ColorBlast 12 with 22º frosted lens (1090 lumen) controlled via Smart Jack and in combination with standard T12 daylight white fluorescents.      Photo Credit: Gustavo Ramirez   

Special Thanks to:

Jeff Dey, Photography. Gustavo Ramirez, Photography. Tom Bonomi – Picture Rock Mesquite, Wood. Andy Pott – TPL, LED lighting. Tom Glenn – Parsons Steel, table bases. Eric Firestone – Gallery, Gottschalk Stool Set Piece.
 
AZPM team –     Jacqueline Kain, Fran Sherlock, Robert Jaime, Kevin Crete, Jacobo Ramirez

Color Changing Lighting System used to backlight the screen:

Philips Color Kinetics, ColorBlast 12 with 22º frosted lens (1090 lumen) controlled via Smart Jack and in combination with standard T12 daylight white fluorescents. 

 

Photo Credit:
Gustavo Ramirez

 

Found Rhytms (solo show by Suzanne Stefan)

Found Rhytms (solo show by Suzanne Stefan)

Program:
Solo Walk in Artist show within the Event of Seattle Art Walk

Type:
retrofit lighting application for minimal budget

Size:
open plan Studio Room

Location:
Seattle, Washington, USA

Architect/Design Team:
goCstudio (showroom) and Suzanne Stefan (artist) 

Service:
Proposal of hight quality Lighting and retrofit solution for a high ceiling commercial office / showroom space

Date:
2013

Current:
SD, DD, CD

 

Photo Credit:
Ryan McMackin

SMOCA 90 days over 100 deg.

SMOCA 90 days over 100 deg.

Program:
Architecture Art Installation

Type:
Museum Context

Size:
2,500 SF

Location:
SMOCA, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Design:
Jay Atherton & Cy Keener 
   
Lighting Design:
Claudia Kappl

Service:
Conceptual and Lighting Design with JA and CK, testing, procurement, installation, adjustment

Date:
2010

Current:
SD-CA, procurement, realized

 

Photo Credit:
Bill Timmerman

 SMOCA - The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invites its visitors to specific summer series.   From May 22nd - July 29th 2010 the talented and back then Phoenix based Architects, Jay Atherton and Cy Keener introduced a unique experimental piece - displaying  aspects of time, transition, presence and absence.     Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman

SMOCA - The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art invites its visitors to specific summer series. 

From May 22nd - July 29th 2010 the talented and back then Phoenix based Architects, Jay Atherton and Cy Keener introduced a unique experimental piece - displaying  aspects of time, transition, presence and absence.

 

Photo Credit:
Bill Timmerman

 Two distinctly different folds and basins created a tunnel like sliver one would walk thru. These folds allow melting ice-water to drip and meander along a tyvek coated surface and be captured in the two basins.  The experience would be distinctly different depending on the time of day one would be inside the fold. Daylight by one singular diffused skylight, which filtered through the ice and one LED electrical light, which grazes the water. The radiating cool created a distinct and consciously different environment to the +100deg of the summer desert climate.     Photo Credit: Bill Timmerman

Two distinctly different folds and basins created a tunnel like sliver one would walk thru. These folds allow melting ice-water to drip and meander along a tyvek coated surface and be captured in the two basins.

The experience would be distinctly different depending on the time of day one would be inside the fold. Daylight by one singular diffused skylight, which filtered through the ice and one LED electrical light, which grazes the water. The radiating cool created a distinct and consciously different environment to the +100deg of the summer desert climate.

 

Photo Credit:
Bill Timmerman

The Freeze Project

The Freeze Project

Program:
the freezeproject, Group Show

Type:
10 day Urban Art Installation

Size:
2000 human scale object placed in urban park

Location:
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Design:
Claudia Kappl

Project partners:
the Freeze Project and the Alaskan Design Forum

Curator:
Julie Decker,

Sponsor:
Osram and Diana-Lin
Thanks to the hands, joy and spirit of Tara Petter, Rick, Rye and Vida,

Service:
Conceptual and Lighting Design , fundraising and build of the temporary installation,
 
Date:
2009

Current:
SD-CA, realized

 SNOWBALL EFFECT, give a snowball - give a light play, have fun, engage, interact, spread  The snowball is the northern element, so naturally coming into play.  It is part of our northern winter living culture.  This snowball grows or falls apart, merges or bursts, will be thrown or passed on. It should spread throughout Anchorage and find its ways into hidden areas of town, into the hands of the individual.   The snowball, thrown, given, playfully passed on also emits light and thus enlightens the individuals environment.      Photo Credit: Claudia Kappl

SNOWBALL EFFECT, give a snowball - give a light
play, have fun, engage, interact, spread

The snowball is the northern element, so naturally coming into play. 
It is part of our northern winter living culture.

This snowball grows or falls apart, merges or bursts, will be thrown or passed on. It should spread throughout Anchorage and find its ways into hidden areas of town, into the hands of the individual. 

The snowball, thrown, given, playfully passed on also emits light and thus enlightens the individuals environment. 

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

 The SNOWBALL EFFECT will be engaging and intensifying for as long as it lasts, until its ephemeral quality comes into play, when the snow melts and the ball dissolves.   The given light, remaining in the individual’s possession now carries the experience and enlightened memory.  applied fittings:  2000 custom made snowballs with 1000 do-it LED points,     Photo Credit: Claudia Kappl

The SNOWBALL EFFECT will be engaging and intensifying for as long as it lasts, until its ephemeral quality comes into play, when the snow melts and the ball dissolves.  
The given light, remaining in the individual’s possession now carries the experience and enlightened memory.

applied fittings: 
2000 custom made snowballs with
1000 do-it LED points,

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

MOCA Gala 2010 - Concept

MOCA Gala 2010 - Concept

For the opening Gala night at the new MOCA Tucson the challenge was to allow for comforting lighting with sufficient intensity for the diverse activities: from mingling, dining, stage and auction activities to the after-party for more than 300 people. 

99% of the installed and currently operable lighting is formed by linear fluorescent lamps, run 24/7 in daylight white with 823 colour rendering.

The idea was to dim the light intensity to a low light-level achieving a moonlight effect (0.6 lux) and to add the additional intensities needed for task areas and activities with a balancing amber light quality. This could be achieved through colour-filters or gels from Rosco and could be installed within two nights only.

The thirty round tables, seating ten people each, were covered in the specifically produced table-cloth art pieces by the featured artist and Swiss painter: Olivier Mosset. Centred to each of the tables were three small OWO rechargeable LED accent lights, creating a warm glow and centre of the gatherings.

The fund raiser gala event was a huge success, with its inspired audience enjoying the new space and in the changing light.

 

Photo Credit:
Claudia Kappl

RJA 25Y* In Business

RJA 25Y* In Business

In September 2018, Rick Joy Architects again celebrated a business milestone, this time 25 years in operation. CLL’s backyard hosted a giant gathering attended by current and former staff, colleagues, consultants, craftsmen, friends, collaborators, business partners, and clients.

CLL used recycled seating, custom painted floor coverings, and colored lighting to create multiple unique gathering zones within the party. The studio and backyard overflowed with the 250+ friends enjoying the occasion and sharing memories.

Music and food were plenty and included DJing by Desert Deer, live music by Howe Gelb, and food by Natasha of Bitesizeluxuries and 5 Points Catering.

Photo Credit: Daniela Tamez

DINING BY DESIGN

DINING BY DESIGN

In October 2018, Rick Joy Architects and Concept Lighting Lab hosted a Dining By Design event for the Western Mountain Region AIA with collaborators, architects, designers, and staff.

Backyard landscape lighting was reconfigured to fit the formal seating arrangement and modified with an amber filter for an intimate ambiance. 5 Points Catering provided local, seasonal food.

Photo Credit: Trevor Cordivari