beneath the surface blog

  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. Mock It Up So You Don’t Muck It Up

    What is your favorite part of a project? Is it the concept phase where you’re spitting out wild ideas? Is it the more technical stage working through logistics and challenges? Maybe it’s the final steps of install where you see your vision in complete reality? For us at GPI design, the favorite part of a […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Backlit Agate Feature Walls

    Boston, MA:  Bulfinch Crossing, a redevelopment project creating an iconic addition to Downtown Boston consists of two skyscrapers, a smaller residential tower, a low-rise office building, a hotel, and a low-rise retail building. At a height of 480 feet, the Sudbury residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing houses the apartments and condominiums. As you enter the […]

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  7. 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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  8. Custom Illuminated Video Wall Promotes Healing and Imagination

    University Hospital Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Center Cleveland, OH: University Hospitals’ newly renovated inpatient oncology unit features a custom video wall that encourages interaction and healing. At the Angie Fowler Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer on the 7th floor of Horwitz Tower, patients who are undergoing treatment and stay for up to […]

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  9. Meet the Makers: Media Designer Miguel Chevalier

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today for our last blog of the series, we feature our interview with Miguel Chevalier, the […]

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  10. Meet the Makers: Product Designer Mariko Kusumoto

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Mariko Kusumoto, the creative designer of a fiber product line […]

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  11. Meet the Makers: Crochet Graffiti Artist

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Polish artist Agata Oleksiak, also known as “Olek”, a street artist […]

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  12. Meet the Makers: Textiles Made From Milk

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Anke Domaske, the creative designer of Qmilk –  textile fibers […]

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