52 'Press' posts:

August 6, 2014

Actors’ Equity Moves Into New NoHo Home

Congratulations to The Actors’ Equity Association for opening their first audition center on the West Coast! Oculus was commissioned to design the lighting for the converted warehouse in the North Hollywood Arts District where the union representing stage actors, as reported by the LA Times, now has warm-up and audition rooms, mirrored and ballet-barred dance floors, and private changing rooms in its 18,700 square foot space.

Built in 1948, the warehouse which was once used as as bus depot, has 30-ft high bow truss ceilings with skylights. While the skylights provided a generous amount of light, they became concentrated points of light in the ceiling that made the rest of the space feel dark in contrast. New suspended linear fluorescent fixtures help reduce this contrast and bridge the gap between the lower and higher lighting levels of the warehouse, making a more visually comfortable and enjoyable environment.

July 1, 2014

March 25, 2014

Pirch Glendale Wins Another Outstanding Award

Our project, Pirch Glendale has been selected as the A.R.E. Design Awards 2014 Grand Prize winner in the category of Hardline Specialty Store (7,501-25,000 square feet). The project was described as “smart, modern and fresh, from the refined elegance of ceiling elements and linear trough lighting  to a white porcelain main floor… ” While we designed the lighting, the overall design was by FITCH, and this is the second top prize for Pirch, which won First Place in a similar category in the Retail Store of the Year competition.

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March 18, 2014

March 5, 2014

AKA Beverly Hills in Interior Design Magazine

AKA Beverly Hills received an honorary mention in Interior Design’s “Best of Year” issue, and our lighting design was noted as its “standout” quality: “Perforations in the concrete facade are echoed in the lobby by the constellation of LED-lit oculi hovering over the oak floor.”

February 15, 2014

January 25, 2014

December 30, 2013

Lighting Today features YouTube Amphitheatre

Our design for YouTube’s outdoor “Moonlit Theater” has been featured in the landscape lighting segment of Lighting Today’s newest issue. Lighting Today is an architectural lighting magazine based in Singapore and our project appears on page 75 of the latest issue.

The full text of the article is available here.

September 19, 2013

Goodsill in the News!

Oculus’ project, The Law Offices of Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel, was in the news as Callison’s entry to the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter People’s Choice Award.  We enjoyed working with Callison’s team on this project, and Goodsill is clearly happy with the design of their space, as it appears prominently on their website.

Good luck to Callison on this entry!

The full entry for all projects is available here.

August 10, 2013

AT&T Stores featured in All Things Digital

The AT&T new prototypical store was featured in the All Things Digital website of the Wall Street Journal.  Oculus collaborated with Callison Seattle on this project.  On completing the mock prototypical design, built in full-scale, and fully stocked, Oculus is now working on the roll-outs and further design revisions with the design team.

More posts can be found online:
“AT&T unveils next-generation store design” Chain Store Age

June 27, 2012

Oculus Principal Archit Jain in LD+A Magazine

Archit was recently featured in Lighting Design + Application magazine this June. The topic was to describe the piece of public works or infrastructure architecture in Los Angeles that you would most like to light. Archit describes lighting the 105-100 freeway interchange…
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April 26, 2012

Lighting Designers’ Must-See Seminars at Lightfair 2012

With Lightfair happening in Las Vegas next week, which of the many different seminars should you see? Lighting.com recently posted recommendations from several different lighting designers. Oculus Light Studio Principal Archit Jain recommends Glenn Shrum’s seminar called “Sensory Enlightenment: Light Art and Lighting Design.”

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