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Projects Honored with 2020 Palladio Awards

Two recent projects that we had the pleasure to be a part of were awarded 2020 Palladio Awards. The Dickies Arena (David M. Schwarz Architects Inc.) in Fort Worth, TX won for New Design & Construction—more than 30,000 square feet, while the Cincinnati Union Terminal (John G. Waite Associates, Architects and GBBN) won for Restoration and Renovation.

MN State Capitol Building Exterior

Installed Fixtures at MN State Capitol Building

We were in Minneapolis/Saint Paul recently and had a chance to see some of our work installed in the beautifully renovated Minnesota State Capitol. Once fixtures leave our shop floor, we don’t often get to see the finished product installed in person. So when we have to the opportunity to visit a space with our work present, we jump on it!

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This is 1 of 4 replications now installed at  the historic Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. These large brass pendants are being recreated from historic pictures. This beautiful restoration project is chock-full of intricate brass castings. Stay tuned for more 📸!
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#customlighting #historicrestoration #replications #historicarchitecture #preservation #civicbuilding #architecture #interiordesign #lightfixtures #historiccourthouse #polkcounty #desmoines #custom #metalwork #historicpreservation
We collaborated with the parish of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Downingtown, PA alongside the lighting designer and architect in designing a collection of custom lantern pendants and sconces for its new sanctuary. The design centered around an octagonal lantern with half-round and quatrefoil applique detailing throughout, features that set these fixtures apart from most standard decorative church lighting.
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#customlighting #churchlighting #placeofworship #lighting #lightingdesign #architecture #churcharchitecture #religiousbuilding #design #classicarchitecture #metalwork 
📷 Jeffery Totaro
Brass rings everywhere in the shop! Working on some beautiful 3-ring chandeliers for @belmontu 🔥. More to come...
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#customlighting #metalwork @lincolnelectric #lincolnwelders #weldred #interiordesign #welding #ringchandelier #lighting #custom #lightingdesign #belmontuniversity #manufacturer
Sleek and modern design. Custom 36" LED Ring pendants...and they look pretty slick in white. 
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#customlighting #LEDrings #ringpendant #lightingdesign #interiordesign #modernlighting #commerciallighting #LED #design #modernarchitecture #moderndesign #simplicity
We worked with the talented @glaveandholmes to create a family of fixtures for the Mary Brock Forbes Hall at @christophernewportu . Seen here are the custom globe pendants with heavy gauge interlocking construction and decorative chain suspension fasteners which tie in beautifully with the aesthetic of the space.
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📷 @virginiahamrick 
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#customlighting #interiordesign #architecture #academicbuilding #higheredarchitecture #CNU #design #globependant #lighting #metalwork #customlightfixtures
One of the historic pendants we restored is back home at the stunning @kansascitymuseum (opening soon!) #makingamuseumkc 
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📷 @f_stop_com 
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#customlighting #historicrestoration #historicpreservation #kcmuseum #lighting #historiclighting #kansascity #architecture #historicarchitecture #preservation #restoration

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Projects Honored with 2020 Palladio Awards

Two recent projects that we had the pleasure to be a part of were awarded 2020 Palladio Awards. The Dickies Arena (David M. Schwarz Architects Inc.) in Fort Worth, TX won for New Design & Construction—more than 30,000 square feet, while the Cincinnati Union Terminal (John G. Waite Associates, Architects and GBBN) won for Restoration and Renovation.

MN State Capitol Building Exterior

Installed Fixtures at MN State Capitol Building

We were in Minneapolis/Saint Paul recently and had a chance to see some of our work installed in the beautifully renovated Minnesota State Capitol. Once fixtures leave our shop floor, we don’t often get to see the finished product installed in person. So when we have to the opportunity to visit a space with our work present, we jump on it!

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Wyoming State Capitol Fixture

Summer 2018 Shop Update

With over 700 fixtures being either restored or re-created, the Wyoming State Capitol Building project is in full swing at the Crenshaw shops. We were awarded this exceptional project and challenged to not only replicate some of the fixtures but to also restore and retrofit them for LED lights, increasing efficiency and performance while keeping the aesthetics historically accurate.

FEMA Replication

April 2018 Shop Update

We were honored with the opportunity to recreate this pendant for the FEMA campus in Emmitsburg, MD. As the original fixture was hand-made of plaster in 1891, the replication process posed some unique challenges and extreme care was taken to avoid further degradation of the original material. The original components were carefully disassembled and painstakingly repaired before being used to create molds for all new cast resin components…