Brandmeyer Great Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, features a stunning glass roof and walls and sweeping stairways. The immense, open hall joins two impressive theatres and offers an expansive view of south Kansas City. Kauffman Center’s elaborate design and technical building requirements made it one of the most complex structures in the world to design and build. Throughout the Center, dynamic architecture is showcased and accented with subtle lighting that blends with the space. Lighting was designed by award winning Lam Partners, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. Controlled, understated lighting enhances the intricate structure without upstaging it.

Cast, GRG “Hole in the Wall” luminaires were specified for the project. They unobtrusively illuminate the stairs with soft, uniform illumination throughout the breathtaking space. The cast luminaires, once installed, become one with the surface and appear to be a custom drywall “light Niche” blending with any interior motif. The 4×9, 8×8 and 6×13 aperture fixtures were used.