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Nationwide Lighting Restoration, Award-Winning Results

Grand Light is honored to be recognized as an Award-Winning Lighting Restorer and Custom Lighting Manufacturer for our Nationwide Lighting Restoration Services outstanding commitment to delivering high-quality results.

Through the dedication, hard work, skills, and capabilities of our entire project teams – including our clients, artisans, engineers, technicians, and Grand Light staff – our projects have been consistently recognized by leading design, construction, and architectural organizations.

Check out some recent award-winners!!!

New London City Hall – Preservation Connecticut Award Of Merit

Nationwide Lighting Restoration Award Of Merit

“The richly decorated City Council Chamber of New London’s City Hall has been carefully restored. Artists conserved the ceiling, walls, entablature and columns, then reinstated the historic color scheme and treatments, which included metallic and Greek ornamentation, through stenciling, infilling, and gold leaf application. The restored Chamber provides an affirmation of the dignity of local government.”

– Preservation Connecticut

Yale University Schwarzman Center – Traditional Building Palladio Award

Nationwide Lighting Restoration 2023 Award

Yale’s Schwarzman Center transforms Carrere & Hastings’ historic Commons and three floors of the adjoining Memorial Hall-components of the campus’s 1901 Bicentennial Buildings-into a social hub for the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.”

– Traditional Building

Yale University Humanities Quadrangle – AIA Connecticut Design Award

Nationwide Lighting Restoration Design Award

“The project [Yale University Humanities Quadrangle] repurposes historic settings, expands without adding footprint, unifies a disparate building, and clarifies wayfinding. Historic lighting was refurbished with LED and supplemented with new fixtures, resulting in 37% reduction in lighting power density.”

– AIA Connecticut

Oregon Supreme Court Building – DeMuro Award

Nationwide Lighting Restoration Awards

“Home to the Oregon Supreme Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the State Law Library, this three-story landmark [Oregon Supreme Court Building] features… an abundance of classical detailing. Modernization has provided a safer, more accessible work environment… and includes energy-efficient updates to interior systems.

Salvage and reuse of materials were employed where possible to preserve the historic character of the building, while also being mindful of embodied energy.”

– Restore Oregon

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater – Preservation League of NYS Preservation Award & Preservation Buffalo Niagara Louise Bethune Award

Nationwide Lighting Restoration Preservation Award

“A small town, cultural asset has been brought back to life after 14 years of committed efforts by Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater organization and the preservation design team, to provide continued use by the Southern Tier region, as its founder originally intended almost 100 years ago.”

– Preservation League of NYS

“From 2008 to 2021, the non-profit organization and Flynn Battaglia Architects completed eight phases of construction to rehabilitate and restore the interior and exterior of the historic theater efficiently, bringing the building up to current codes and updating mechanical and theater systems. “

– Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Nationwide Lighting Restoration

As we move further into 2023, be on the lookout for more exciting project updates, success stories, and news straight from the artisans!!!

Want to know more about what our team has been up to? Stay up-to-date on the latest news & project updates Around The Factory.

Finally, please take a moment to visit our website at to learn more about our Company Capabilities, what we’ve been working on so hard to earn our Awards & Accolades, and a full listing of all Past Projects & Clients.

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