20 Illuminating Years

LUMA | Confidential Global Online Retailer
LUMA | Global Athletic Shoe Retailer
LUMA | Pacific Source
LUMA | Project for Confidential Global Online Retailer
LUMA | PAE Living Building
LUMA | Pacific Source
LUMA | Confidential Global Online Retailer
LUMA | Confidential Global Online Retailer
LUMA | Confidential Global Online Retailer
LUMA | Carlton

2021

The PAE Living Building opens and we move into our new regenerative home!

Construction begins on the Portland International Airport TCORE Expansion, the largest in PAE and LUMA's history.

Luma's internal R&D Grant-funded white paper on Waste in the Lighting Industry is completed.

Chemeketa Community College's Agricultural Science building and the new Pacific Source renovation in Portland win big in the Portland IIDA awards.

Embarcadero Center Lobby win 2 awards, the IES National Merit Award and the IES San Francisco, Best Interior Lighting Design Award.

Microsoft Silicon Valley wins AIA Cote Top Ten Award.

Portland International Airport: Concourse B, Market, Roof, Ticketing, and Security

Portland, OR | ZGF Architects | Port of Portland

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Luma | PAE Living Building

PAE Living Building

Portland, OR | ZGF Architects | Private Ownership

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LUMA turns the PAE Living building construction site into a beacon calling designers to action during the 2021 Portland Winter Festival of Light. The COVID-19 Pandemic forces a continued work from home approach, but staff begin finding ways to renew personal connections. Stella and Buddy, you will be missed.

LUMA turns the PAE Living building construction site into a beacon calling designers to action during the 2021 Portland Winter Festival of Light. The COVID-19 Pandemic forces a continued work from home approach, but staff begin finding ways to renew personal connections. Stella and Buddy, you will be missed.

Luma | Portland Winter Lights Festival
Luma | People of 2021
Luma | People of 2021
Luma | People of 2021
Animals of Luma Lighting Design
Luma | Dogs of Luma | 2021
Luma | Embarcardero

2020

We evolved with our peers, clients and industry partners as the pandemic forced us to design, communicate, collaborate and interact remotely.

One of the most resilient buildings on the west coast, the OSU Marine Life Science building completes construction and waits patiently for students to return in 2021.

LUMA is featured in a collection of white papers published by the IES exploring what the world of lighting design may look like in 10 years.

The Embarcadero Center Lobbies are featured in Architectural Record.

Portland Japanese Gardens is awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence.

The Kaiser Center Lobby project wins big at the IES San Francisco Chapter with the Edwin Guth Award for Best Project in the Interior Lighting Design category.

Other award-winning projects include the Nike World Headquarters' Sebastian Coe Building with a Second Place finish from IES Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design; our Confidential Technology Client design work gets an IES Illumination Award for Interior Design.

Luma | Embarcadero

Embarcadero Center Lobbies

San Francisco, CA | Gensler | Boston Properties

2020 AIA San Francisco Interior Architecture Merit Award

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Luma | Kaiser Center Lobby

Kaiser Center Lobby

Oakland, CA | Gensler | Swig

2020 IES Illumination Award of Merit

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2020 launched with a bang and another successful community installation by Luma for the Portland Winter Festival of Light. Once the Pandemic locked down personal interactions, 2020 became a blur of Teams and Zoom meetings but we learned a lot about changing our virtual backgrounds, as well as personal growth and change.

2020 launched with a bang and another successful community installation by Luma for the Portland Winter Festival of Light. Once the Pandemic locked down personal interactions, 2020 became a blur of Teams and Zoom meetings but we learned a lot about changing our virtual backgrounds, as well as personal growth and change.

Luma | People of 2020
Luma | PWLF
Luma | People of 2020
Luma | People of 2020
Luma | People of 2020
Luma | People of 2020
Luma | Guohua

2019

Luma added Lighting Control and Event Lighting specialists to the LUMA team.

The design team created a whitepaper about the future of lighting design for IES.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center wins multiple national and local awards including the DJC Top Projects Award and IES Illumination Award of Merit, is featured in Architect Magazine, and will go on to win the ASHRAE 2021 Award of Engineering Excellence.

The Portland State University Stott Center and Viking Pavilion is awarded an IES Illumination Award of Merit and a DJC Top Honoree award.

A confidential venture capital firm wins an IES Illumination Award of Merit and an AIA Design Award in San Francisco.

Over 2 million SF of work on the Nike World Headquarters campus nears completion.

Guohua Financial Center

Wuhan City, China | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP | Wuhan Pinghua Real Estate Co.

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Knight Cancer Research Building

Portland, OR | SRG Partnership | Oregon Health and Science University

2019 IES Illumination Award of Merit

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In 2019, Luma's team grew to it's largest size. Our teamwork and collaborative spirit tackled a myriad of design solutions while continuing to have fun. We explored virtual reality for projects, exercised our minds and muscles, and created even stronger bonds at our annual team building retreat in Portland.

In 2019, Luma's team grew to it's largest size. Our teamwork and collaborative spirit tackled a myriad of design solutions while continuing to have fun. We explored virtual reality for projects, exercised our minds and muscles, and created even stronger bonds at our annual team building retreat in Portland.

Luma | Retreat 2019
Luma | People of 2019
Luma | Retreat 2019
Luma | People of 2019
Luma with VR
Luma | PSU Karl Miller Center

2018

Luma launches a new website focused on promoting excellence in lighting design and rebrands to support that focus. The new website wins Communication Arts Webpic of the Day.

The Federal Way Performing Arts Center, The Portland Japanese Gardens, Tableau's Data 1 Building, Northedge HQ and the Unitarian Universalist Retreat Center in Bend, OR win IES Illumination Awards of Merit.

The new Oregon Zoo Education Center wins the ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award.

With project wins in 20 cities throughout nine countries, LUMA's continuing partnerships with Facebook, Google, and Microsoft positively impact people in over five million square feet of space.

Karl Miller School of Business

Portland, OR | SRG and Behnisch Architekten | Portland State University

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Our adventures took us everywhere from New York City and Chicago to Rome and the Puget Sound. Our retreat in Seattle integrated new thoughts and methodologies while further reinforcing the team under Zach as a new PAE Principal and continuing as the Director of Design at Luma.

Our adventures took us everywhere from New York City and Chicago to Rome and the Puget Sound. Our retreat in Seattle integrated new thoughts and methodologies while further reinforcing the team under Zach as a new PAE Principal and continuing as the Director of Design at Luma.

Luma | Zach Suchara promoted to Principal
Luma | Holiday party 1
Luma | Holiday party 2
Luma | People of 2018
Luma | People of 2018
Luma Lighting Design at PWLF
Luma at PWLF
Luma | Japanese Gardens

2017

LUMA started working with this technology client in 2017 and has developed a healthy relationship which has led to many other projects in the Pacific Northwest and East Coast.

Global Online Retailer

Seattle, WA | B+H Architects | Global Online Retailer

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Luma | Japanese Gardens

Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, OR | Hacker, Kengo Kuma | Portland Japanese Gardens

2020 ASLA Award of Excellence for General Design 2018 IES Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design 2018 2018 DJC Newsmaker of the Year 2017 ASLA Oregon Design Award Honor Award & People's Choice Award

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The real-time and interactive creation of art for the annual Portland Winter Lights Festival continued to enable our team to be more cohesive and creative. LUMA participated in multiple IES fund raisers focused on building light fixtures. One of LUMA's creations went on to the national judging!

The real-time and interactive creation of art for the annual Portland Winter Lights Festival continued to enable our team to be more cohesive and creative. LUMA participated in multiple IES fund raisers focused on building light fixtures. One of LUMA's creations went on to the national judging!

Luma | People of Luma 2017
Luma | Retreat 2017
Luma | People of 2017
Luma | Microsoft Buildings 16 and 17

2016

Swift + Possible Agency Headquarters and the Black Butte Ranch renovation wins the IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Award - Best in Hospitality. Black Butte Lodge receives 6 awards: AIA Portland Merit Award, 2016 IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Awards: Hospitality - Best in Category, Wood Design & Building Merit Award, Wood Design & Building Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award, and the Wood Design & Building Western Red Cedar Award.

100 Market and 102 Market, both commercial office buildings, each win the IES Oregon Local Section Award.
The Kenmore Village mixed-use development wins the Governor's 2016 Smart Communities Award.
Semiahmoo Resort Bar & Restaurant wins the International Illumination Design - Puget Sound Section Award.
Tommy Bahama HQ wins an IIDA Award of Merit Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design.
Chemeketa Community College wins an AIA Salem People's Choice Award.

Lane Community College Center for Learning and Student Success, OSU Student Experience Center Atrium, the OSU Austin Hall, Tommy Bahama Headquarters, and the Microsoft Buildings 16 & 17 all receive the IES Illumination Award in their category as well as the International Illumination Design Guth Awards of Merit for Interior Lighting Design as well as an AIA Award of Merit and an IIDA InAward.

Microsoft Building 16 & 17

Redmond, WA | Gensler | Microsoft

AIA Award of Merit IIDA InAward

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Lloyd Center Renovations

Portland, OR | Waterleaf Architecture | Glimcher Realty Trust

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We starred in the first Portland Winter Lights Festival with our display "Magic Car Wash," made of dancing mylar film and a backbeat on a cold evening. The colored light installation was interactive and quickly became an attendee favorite.

We starred in the first Portland Winter Lights Festival with our display "Magic Car Wash," made of dancing mylar film and a backbeat on a cold evening. The colored light installation was interactive and quickly became an attendee favorite.

Luma | People of 2017
Luma | People of 2016
Luma | People of 2016
Luma | PWLF
Luma | 6 projects and the Eugene office opens

2015

The Eugene office opens for PAE. We continued to build our portfolio of projects across different sectors.

The Reed College Performance Arts Building wins an IES Oregon Illumination Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design and FC Baker Award of Distinction.

The Cascade Bicycle Club Headquarters wins an AIA Award of Honor.

Black Butte Lodge

Sisters, OR | Hacker | Black Butte Ranch

2016 AIA Portland Merit Award 2016 IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Awards: Hospitality - Best in Category 2016 Wood Design & Building Merit Award 2016 Wood Design & Building Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award 2016 Wood Design & Building Western Red Cedar Award

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Lane Community College Downtown Center

Eugene, OR | Pivot Architecture | Lane Community College

IES Illumination Design Guth Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design

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Performance Arts Building

Portland, OR | Opsis Architecture | Reed College

2013 AIA Portland People’s Choice Award

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Luma | People of 2015
Luma | People of 2015
Luma | People of 2015
Luma | People of 2015
Luma | People of 2015
Luma | People of 2015
Luma | 2014

2014

Seattle's Bullitt Center opens as the largest commercial Living Building at the time.

The Bullitt Center goes on to win several design and engineering awards in the following years including the IES Illumination Design Guth Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design and the IES Oregon Illumination Award for Lighting Control Innovation.

Bullitt Center

Seattle, WA | The Miller Hull Partnership | Bullitt Foundation

2017 Reveal. The High Performance Energy Label (highest positive net energy yet received by any office building) 2015 IES Oregon Illumination Awards - Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design 2015 IES Oregon Illumination Awards - Lighting Control Innovation Award 2014 ACEC Oregon Engineering Excellence Project of the Year 2014 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region - Special Recognition 2014 ACEC National Engineering Excellence Honor Award 2013 ENR Northwest Best Green Project

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Luma | Bullitt Center

2013

Luma refreshes its name with a new logo.

Luma | 2012

2012

Zach Suchara succeeds Mark Ramsby as Design Director for Luma and the Seattle office opens.

Design begins on LDS Missionary Training Center in Ghana with ZGF.

2011

OSU International Living Learning Center receives the IIDA Merit Award in the Education category.

Bud Clark Commons wins an AIA Oregon Honor Award for Public and Civic Institutions and People's Choice Award. It is also an IIDA Juror's Choice for the year.

The OSU International Living Learning Center wins an IIDA Merit Award in Education.

The Steel Bridge Skate Park wins an Honor Award for lighting design from ASLA while the Couer D'Alene Resort takes home an IIDA award.

Timbers Stadium Conversion and Addition

Portland, OR | Ellerbe Becket | City of Portland

DJC Top Project First Place (Private Buildings $15.1 - $50 million), 2012 AIA San Francisco, Merit Award, 2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit, Special Recognition, 2013

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2010

The coolest bar in Portland, Departure Lounge, at the top of the Nines Hotel, opens and wins an IES Illumination Award.

LUMA continues to make waves in Portland with their design work on PGE Stadium, the new home of the Portland Timbers, set to open the following year.

LUMA and Rhiza Studios completes a new luminous winter entry at Timberline Lodge.

The PAE and LUMA San Francisco office opens to better serve the California region.

Departure Restaurant + Lounge

Portland, OR | Skylab Architecture | Sage Restaurant Group

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Luma | 2008

2009

LUMA, similar to our peers and clients across the country feel the impacts from the housing market collapse and market recession.

The University of Oregon Subterranean Lokey Laboratory (ONAMI) opens on the Eugene Campus and wins an IES illumination award.

Luma, along with PAE and Mahlum architects is awarded the University of Washington west campus housing development.

The Hult Center Lighting Master Plan and Phase I wins a second place award in Eugene's People's Choice Award for unbuilt projects.

Luma | University of Oregon | 2009

University of Oregon, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Eugene, OR | SRG Partnership | University of Oregon

2008 Complex Mechanical System Award, Associated Building Contractors

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Luma | Tillamook

2007

Tillamook Forestry Interpretive Center opens and goes on to win the IES Award of Merit along with our Royal Caribbean and Nautilus World Headquarters projects.

Tillamook also takes home an AIA Honor Award.

Luma | Tillamook

Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook, OR | The Miller Hull Partnership | Oregon Department of Forestry

2009 Canadian Wood Products Council, North American Wood Design & Building Award | Merit Award 2008 State of Oregon, SEED Award 2007 State of Oregon, Governor’s Tourism Achievement Award

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Luma | 2006

2006

11 projects saw Luma moving into Washington and beyond, like PLU Morken Center for Learning & Technology and Wells Fargo. Our portfolio continued to grow with projects like Kurisu Garden Lofts and North Bend Airport Terminal.

PLU Morken Center for Learning and Technology | 2006 | Luma Lighting Design

Pacific Lutheran University, Morken Center for Learning & Technology

Tacoma, WA | ZGF Architects | Pacific Lutheran University

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2004

With over 14 projects under our belt in the last few years like Wells Fargo, Ashland Public Library, University of Oregon Living Learning Center, and the Columbian News Building, Luma continued to grow into the lighting community in Portland.

Design in the Early Years

Portland, OR | Various | Various

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2001

Luma started it's own name strong with projects like the OSU Library, the Pioneer Courthouse Square renovation, and lighting work on the Portland International Airport Canopy.

We won two new projects and the previous work under the PAE umbrella yielded an astounding four project wins for Illumination Design from the Illuminating Enginering Socity (IES): Portland International Airport, West Linn High School, Oregon State University Valley Library expansion, and the Multnomah County Library Woodstock Branch.

The library also won the AIA Library Building Award for the year with the Hult Center Lighting Master Plan and Phase I winning second place in Eugene's People's Choice Award for Unbuilt Projects.

Portland International Airport Canopy

Portland, OR | ZGF Architects | Port of Portland

IALD 19th Annual International Lighting Design Awards 2002

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Pioneer Courthouse Historic Renovation

Portland, OR | SERA | General Services Administration

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Mark Ramsby, Everett Russ, and Steve Turina create the Business Sector Unit for Architectural Lighting Design at PAE.

Mark Ramsby, Everett Russ, and Steve Turina create the Business Sector Unit for Architectural Lighting Design at PAE.

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