The Ford Foundation for Social Justice
The Ford Foundation, located in their landmarked headquarters in New York City, reopened its doors in late 2018 after a comprehensive two-year renovation. Opening in 1963, the 54,000-square-foot building designed by world-renowned Roche-Dinkeloo Architects represented a new architectural vocabulary within the modernist movement of that era.
Crenshaw Lighting worked closely with Gensler Architects and Fisher Marantz Stone of New York City to design, build, and restore nearly 400 fixtures constructed from solid bronze and polished to a mirror finish. As a part of the restoration, Crenshaw re-polished and retrofitted a select number of heritage fixtures with new integral LED boards, drivers, optics, and diffusion material. In addition, the project included the design and construction of more than 300 polished bronze linear LED pendants that hang in the newly expanded open offices. Some of the new fixtures, when assembled, reached 36 feet in length.