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The 2003 Design Problem

Design a light fixture that could be used to light a reading table in a library, mounted to the top of the table. Your fixture should use high efficiency fluorescent lamps, such as T5 or T2 linear lamps, compact fluorescent lamps, or even metal halide lamps. The ballast should be integral to the fixture. Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps are not acceptable. Identify all major interior and exterior components and materials. Describe how the light from your fixture supports the activities that take place at the library table. Describe how your fixture does or does not adapt to different architectural styles.


1st Place Winner 2003
Michael Snyder
Architectural Engineering
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

2nd Place Winner 2003
Susana Lau
Interior Design
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

3rd Place Winner 2003
Enrique Vela
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Citation for Presentation
Jonas Concepcion
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

Citation for Technical Achievement
Brendan Harnett
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY

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