Tabor Center

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Designer

Anastasia Michael

Client

Tabor Center

Location

Denver, Colorado

Date of completion

May 2022

Designer

Tabor Center’s interior design project manager, Anastasia Michael, works for Denver-based Waring Associates.

Alcon 12100-20-R Continuum 20 Series LED Linear Recessed

The specification grade Continuum 20 Architectural Direct LED Linear Recessed Lighting delivers continuous clean lines and clear light to commercial, hospitality and residential interior lighting applications.

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Wooden slats in the ceiling of the conference room spaces in Tabor Center in Denver Colorado presented a unique challenge for lighting the space. It was solved using linear light fixtures inserted between the slats.

Design Goal

Tabor Center promises tenants ample natural light, access to conference facilities, an athletic club, convenience store, and a hotel. The Commons is Tabor's recently renovated tenant lounge—the lounge includes a kitchen—as well as workspace and conference rooms.


The design goal was to light the center’s work environment while enticing tenant workers with a hospitable, front office flair.


Browse Tabor Center—which affords a view of Denver’s skyline, the Platte River and the Rocky Mountains—at: taborcenterdenver.com/overview

Panel lighting in the grid ceiling of the private offices at Tabor Center provide cool white light that’s beneficial for task focus while working.


Square troffer ceiling light fixtures in offices and hallways at the Tabor Center provide ample light while balancing against the natural light that comes through the space’s large windows.

What was the primary lighting design challenge?

To fit linear light between ceiling wood slats in the conference room.

Troffer LED lighting is often the ideal choice for offices like the WeWork space in the Tabor Center in Denver Colorado, because it provides abundant cool white light that fosters and active work environment.


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Alcon Lighting’s troffer light panels with field-selectable color temperature switching allows the CCT of lightest be adjusted in work areas to support healthy circadian rhythms of workers

Did lighting further the project goal?

Yes. Anastasia, who worked on budget while striving to meet the client’s design needs, credits Alcon Lighting. She explained that Alcon Lighting’s surface lighting allowed her to build to architectural lighting specifications without incurring exorbitant cost.

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