• The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

  • The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - Polished Bronze Linear LED Pendant

  • The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - New Flush Mount Legacy Inspired Ceiling Fixtures

  • The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - Restored Original Legacy Fixtures & Linear Pendants

  • The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Linear LED

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - Linear LED Pendants

  • The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice 36' mockup

    The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice - 36' Linear LED Pendant Mockup in the Crenshaw Shop

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY

Architect: Gensler

Lighting Design: Fisher Marantz Stone

Award: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

...the project included the design and construction of more than 300 polished bronze linear LED pendants that hang in the newly expanded open offices.

The Ford Foundation for Social Justice, located in their landmarked headquarters in New York City, reopened its doors in late 2018 after a comprehensive two-year renovation. Originally completed 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.