Category: News

  1. Selecting Translucent Stones for Backlighting

    Utilizing backlit stone in your interior design is a nod to Mother Nature, now modernized with technology and illumination. Because translucent stone is a building material not seen or used every day, here we walk you through some tips on selecting translucent stones for your next backlit feature. Did you know that many natural stones […]

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  2. Illuminated Art Footbridge | Bay St. Bridge

    Toronto, ON: This expansive 129’ long bridge in downtown Toronto, connecting the Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal in the CIBC SQUARE, features a striking illuminated art piece along the walls. Through fine engineering and meticulously tailored lighting and detailing, renowned artist Nicolas Baier’s vision comes to life with vivid illumination. A custom designed […]

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  3. Washington DC’s Picturesque Franklin Square Lobby Renovation

    Washington, DC: 1300 Eye Street NW, also known as Franklin Square’s 500,000 square foot office building, has completed a major renovation.  The original building, built in the late 1980’s, was given a postmodern design, by Philip Johnson.  Championing the vision for the remodel was renowned architects, Hickok Cole, who enlisted GPI to execute a grand […]

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  4. Backlit Acrylic Columns

    New York, NY:  LaGuardia Airport is under redevelopment while keeping the airport fully functioning. Located in the B terminal, GPI Design developed and installed a custom illuminated archway directing travelers to their gates. GPI Design along with Architect HOK and Contractor VHR Construction, was able to create a sleek yet functional design to add to […]

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  5. Backlit Onyx Feature Walls at The Ritz Carlton Residences

    Sunny Isles, FL: Standing 649 feet tall, this residential tower sits on a 250 foot oceanfront property along South Florida’s Sunny Isles Beach. The tower is composed of 212 residences managed by the Ritz-Carlton and designed by Michele Bönan and Arquitectonica. When you pull up to the front entrance of the Ritz-Carlton Residences property, you […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: 365 Days of Surfaces + Light

    In 365 days, our team has accomplished many things both personally and professionally. A growing office family and increasingly challenging projects kept us on our toes, which is just how we like it. Looking back, here are the major project highlights from this year that really stood out for us: 1. One Lake’s Edge Three […]

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  7. Crain’s Cleveland Magazine Features GPI: Local Firm with Global Reach

    “Look cool? It’s by design” GPI Design was honored with a front cover spotlight in this week’s issue of Crain’s Cleveland Magazine. The Crain’s reporters spent time speaking with our founder and director, Thomas Lawrence, about the roots of our company and where we are headed. Read the full story here >

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  8. Backlit Wood Walls Nominated for Lighten Up! Award

    We are proud to announce that the backlit wood walls at the National Cancer Institute have been nominated for a lighting design award. The Lighten Up! LED Lighting Design competition is sponsored by Inhabitat, a popular design blog with a focus on sustainability. Our illuminated wood walls have been selected as a finalist and it […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Celebrating Our Projects

    As we welcome 2013, the team at GPI has been reminiscing about our favorite backlit projects completed in the last year and brainstorming on what experiences we can take forward into the new year. From backlit 3Form desks in Cleveland to backlit exotic wood in Washington D.C. to a custom onyx barfront in Bahrain, here […]

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  10. Illuminated Resin and Wood Project Wins 3Form Award

    What a nice way to end a busy week here at GPI- we received our 3form award trophy for our work at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco! The backlit escalator walls at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco won the 3Form Best Public Space in Hospitality Award.  Designed by Indidesign and installed by the millworkers […]

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  11. AIA Blog Off: History at the Heart of Design

    by Fallon Burgdorf and Caitlin Walsh for the American Institute of Architects #AIA2012 Blog Off During the week of March 25 – 31, architectural bloggers and design professionals create blog posts to discuss the topic: “Design Connects”. Everyone has a history. It is an integral part of our existence. History reminds us of where we’ve […]

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  12. Thursday Salute (One Day Early): Possibilities on Your Plate

    With Turkey Day just hours away, the team here at GPI decided to get together and have our own pre-Thanksgiving feast. While we were sitting around the conference table enjoying our meal, the talk of design came about (surprise, right?). But this conversation was a little different than our normal meeting dialogue. Instead of discussing […]

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