York, PA
Markets: Civic & Cultural

Brinjac Lighting Studio provided interior and exterior architectural lighting design services. The challenge was to draw people to the new main entry of the church in a welcoming and inviting manner. Lighting the vertical face of the historic church combined with the handrail lighting frames the entry while eliminating the need for traditional visible light fixtures that may detract for the structure. Lighting the inside back wall of the new glass entry consistent with the exterior wall allows the entry to become transparent. Backlighting the fritted stain class window from inside the stairwell provides a central focal point that draws the visitor into the building. The interior of the building was designed to be bright, cheerful, classic, and simple. While the main sanctuary is very traditional and was not renovated, the small gathering space was intended to be modern and uplifting. Lighting was integrated behind every angled wood panel that wraps the ceiling and walls. The space above the panels was finished to conceal all utilities and downlights were added to provide meeting room light levels when needed.