Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Center Concourse Renovations

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Center Concourse Renovations


This project was challenging as this space is where three different buildings connect, all with very different styles.  The lighting design needed to combine all these styles as well as provide suitable lighting for convention exhibitions as well as evening events.   RGB LED cove lighting was utilized to illuminate the ceiling.  This allows the hotel to modify the color of the ceiling based on rental requests. A mock-up of the ceiling panels was done to aid in finalizing the details of the custom cove ceiling sections which covered up the original open steel tube truss ceiling.   Natural daylight is coming in from above just West of the cove ceiling, dimmable fluorescent downlights can be adjusted for energy savings.  Small glass LED pendant clusters give an  elegent feel to the space.  Three Ring LED pendants were used to depict the three buildings coming together. Existing exterior lighting was reused to wash the exterior of the exhibitors building which can be viewed from inside the concourse. The architectural finishes along with the lighting provide a sophisticated, intriguing space.