St. Margaret’s Church
Project Quick Facts
The scope of work included lighting design for the Chapel Renovation at St. Margaret’s Church in Bel Air. The Chapel did not get an Architectural update, however, Alban Engineering was able to replace all of the fluorescent cove systems and incandescent down lights with high color rendering LED’s. In turn, this leads to reduced energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and a visually stunning look with such vibrant colors now able to be achieved through the layered lighting design. By replacing the fluorescent cove lighting system with high performance linear style LED luminaries, this opened the design up to now be able to provide unique lighting scenes with the cove system becoming a form of distribution than just a simple line of light. The entire ceiling system was updated allowing for LED down lights to be applied with frosted lensing for visual comfort and providing the direct lighting component required for this design. Sconces were added at every station of the cross to provide a simple pin point of sparkle on the stations. A unique cut out in the ceiling at the alter area allowed for track lighting to be ‘hidden’, but still giving Alban Engineering the tremendous flexibility of highlighting individual podiums, alter lighting and to allow for higher angles of light to illuminate the faces of any given speaker.