Project report download
Project report download without personalisation (.pdf)

Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, New York

  • project Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America
  • client The Culinary Institute of America
  • electrical planning H.F. Lenz - Johnstown, PA
  • photographer James Brigagliano

Founded in 1946, The Culi­nary Insti­tute of Amer­ica is an inde­pen­dent, not-for-profit col­lege offer­ing asso­ciate and bachelor’s degrees with majors in culi­nary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culi­nary sci­ence, as well as cer­tifi­cate pro­grams in culi­nary arts, Latin cuisines, and wine and bev­er­age stud­ies. The CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus is the new home for leg­endary CBS Art Direc­tor and Designer Lou Dorfsman’s Gas­troty­po­graph­i­calassem­blage. The work mea­sures more than 33 feet wide and 8 feet tall, and con­sists of more than 1,650 indi­vid­ual let­ters spelling out 255 culi­nary ter­mi­nol­ogy and expres­sions, as well as 65 food-related objects.

Lou Dorfsman’s work shows us the aes­thetic and his­tor­i­cal value of thought­ful design, and it offers vis­i­tors a glimpse into the nation’s bur­geon­ing aware­ness of food and cul­ture in the 1960s,” explains Dr. Tim Ryan, pres­i­dent of the CIA. This art­work was cre­ated in the era when Andy Warhol and Roy Licht­en­stein re-imag­ined images of soup cans and hot dogs as fine art. By dis­play­ing it in a truly public set­ting for the first time, the col­lege hopes to fur­ther build the rep­u­ta­tion of the Hudson Valley as a des­ti­na­tion for not only the culi­nary arts but the arts in gen­eral.”

Selux M36 LED was used to high­light this sig­nif­i­cant piece of Amer­i­can design his­tory, which is the focal point in the college’s Mar­riott Pavil­ion and Con­fer­ence Center. With the asym­met­ric wall grazer shield­ing option, M36 LED was the per­fect choice to evenly light the mural to cap­ture the imag­i­na­tions of both the CIA com­mu­nity and the lead­ers of the food ser­vice and hos­pi­tal­ity indus­tries when they attend the college’s thought lead­er­ship pro­grams in the new 800-seat the­ater and con­fer­ence center.

  • M36 LED is constructed from 1-7/16” (37mm) wide extruded low copper aluminum housing and die cast endcaps · Exact cut lengths, lit corners, and project-specific Configurations may be specified · Impact-resistant lenses offer controlled lighting, protect against dust, and ensure high luminaire efficiency · Modular design allows for easy access to optical chamber · Available with LED Optimized White acrylic lens (Flush, 37mm Drop, or 6mm Light Up), Clear lens with Microprism inlay, Symmetric LMO lens, 5° Asymmetric LMO lens, 20° Asymmetric LMO lens, Batwing LMO, and Comfort Louver with a variety of finishes. Selux offers multiple LED options including LEDs in static 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, or 4000K CCTs at 80+ and 90+ CRI, My White tunable white in 2700K - 6500K at 90+ CRI, BIOS SkyBlue® Technology at 83+ CRI, and RGBW. All LED options are within a 3-step MacAdam ellipse. Custom lumen outputs are also available upon request. M36 LED Regressed lighting offers the advantages a hidden light source and energy efficiency · Regressed lighting attractively fits into any kind of ceiling and can be applied for commercial, retail, and various other applications to transform general lighting into something special.
You are on Selux North America