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Illuminart Promotes Brienne Willcock, MIES, LC, to Senior Associate

Posted by Camille Thompson

Jun 27, 2017 11:08:25 AM

Willcock, MIES, LC is a recent recipient of Lighting Magazine's Prestigious "40 Under Forty" Award

“We are delighted to recognize Brienne for her hard work and steady concentration on being a leading expert on lighting technology,’ remarked Illuminart principal, Robert M. White, IALD, LC, IESNA. “She is ever helpful in offering support to team members both within Illuminart and the entire PBA team and her focus on being the very best she can be helps elevate everyone’s efforts.”

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Topics: Promotion, Architectural Lighting Award, Lighting, Architectural Lighting Design

4 ways MEP design makes buildings more sustainable

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 9, 2016 11:39:27 AM


Sustainable MEP solutions for your building

Whether you are in the design phase, own an older building, or are looking to revamp operational procedures at your current building, the proper MEP engineering services can address your wants and needs for making your building more sustainable. The following are four examples that can significantly reduce your bottom line:

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Topics: Lighting, Electrical, Mechanical, Energy, Plumbing, HVAC, MEP

7 ways MEP engineering can make your older building more efficient

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 2, 2016 1:12:14 PM


MEP design engineering tips to live by

Below are seven strategies that you can use to make your older building more sustainable while also complementing and preserving the character and design of the structure.

  1. Perform an energy audit

Before installing new equipment or making upgrades to enhance an older building’ sustainability level, owners and facility managers should first perform an energy audit to determine if existing systems are operating at optimum levels.

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Topics: Lighting, Plumbing, HVAC, Historic, MEP

PBA's Architectural Lighting Design Recognized for Hope College's KAM in UK-based Lighting

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Mar 2, 2016 11:57:08 AM

UK Magazine Quotes PBA's Banfic on LED Lighting Features


This month's UK-based Lighting magazine features Hope College’s Kruizenga Art Museum's unique exterior lighting design, provided by Peter Basso Associates (PBA). 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, University, Higher Ed, Innovative Solutions

MEP Design and Architectural Lighting Design for Corporate HQ Tenant Improvements

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 22, 2016 3:01:29 PM

PBA Provides MEP and Lighting Design for Modern Tech Office Fit-Out

The American information technology company Covisint Corporation, determined the need to relocate its 250 employees from its Detroit office to a location in Southfield. PBA provided MEP design services as well as lighting design services for tenant improvements at the new location.

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Topics: Lighting, Office, MEP, Tenant Improvements

Green Design Features for Crisler Center Renovation Earns LEED Gold

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 20, 2016 1:35:26 PM

Major Expansion Highlighted by MEP Engineering Services and Architectural Lighting Design

The 63,000 GSF Crisler Center renovation project at The University of Michigan was awared LEED Gold for its extensive energy efficient features, including MEP engineering and architectural lighting design services. 

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Topics: Lighting, Education, Sports, LEED, MEP, Higher Ed

PBA Recognized with National Architectural Lighting Design Award

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Jan 15, 2016 10:28:07 AM

Stefaniak and Banfic Accept IES Edwin F. Guth Award

PBA along with its architectural partners, received a 2014 IES Illumination Award and a Special Citation for Innovative Use of Acrylics in Lighting for a architectural lighting design installation that was a major focal point in the First National Building Lobby Renovation project in Detroit. 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Office, Award, Innovative Solutions

U of M Yost Ice Plant Renovation Features MEP Design Engineering

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Oct 5, 2015 8:54:00 AM

BIM Technology Aids in Successful Team Collaboration

Peter Basso Associates provided MEP design services for the University of Michigan Yost Ice Arena Ice Plant Renovation. The project began and was completed over a swift six-month time frame, just in time for the first puck to drop in October for the beginning of the 2015/16 college hockey season. 

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Electrical, Education, Mechanical, Hockey

Ferris State University's University Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification with Green Design

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Sep 14, 2015 9:47:00 AM

Features Green Design MEP Engineering and Architectural Lighting

Ferris State University was interested in significantly upgrading it’s existing student center into an energy efficient, iconic architectural showpiece that would serve as a gathering space for students by providing comfortable places to meet, relax, study and socialize.

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Topics: Lighting, Recent News, Education, LEED, MEP, University

Architectural lighting design

Posted by Peter Basso Associates, Inc.

Sep 1, 2015 10:46:01 AM

Architectural lighting design for occupants, indoor environment

Some of the more often overlooked aspects of building design can actually have a significant impact on the health and well-being of a building’s occupants. 

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Topics: Lighting

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