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During the Olympics, Eos designers Douglas Welch and Shaun August met with LIVEDESIGN magazine to talk about the lighting projects they had done around Vancouver. LIVEDESIGN is a magazine focused on the behind-the-scenes work of the entertainment industry. Check out the link below to see the video interview as well as LIVEDESIGN’s blog.

Video Interview

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Alberta HouseBreak out the cowboy hat and get your boots on! The Alberta House is bringing the Country to the City. Located on the corner of Robson and Beatty Street, Alberta House is a party you don’t want to miss. Nightly bands, great beers, and lots of belt buckles, the outdoor patio is the place to be to get a taste of the country. The Eos team designed the exterior LED wall that was embedded into the cedar slats, creating a great architectural lighting feature. The LED’s change slowly creating a gentle sense of dynamic architecture, and drawing attention from the thousands of pedestrians on the street. Envisioned by our friends at BrandLIVE, the Alberta House is must see during the 2010 Olympics Games in Vancouver.

The Vancouver 2010 Olympics have officially started and Vancouver is roaring to go. VANOC, host cities, the federal government, pavilions, businesses and private residences have all adopted lighting as major component of the celebration. VANOC’s CODE Live program acknowledges the importance of lighting in projects such as Vectorial Elevation in English Bay. The Province is using lighting to help Ignite the Dream at Robson Square, many of the projects in the City of Vancouver’s Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program incorporate lighting and the Yaletown BIA’s Made in Vancouver Festival features light artists. The Canadian Olympic Committee has encouraged all citizens to Paint the Town Red.

The Eos team has created a Google Map to showcase all the great lighting projects around Vancouver. You can check out the 2010 Lights Up Google Map here. As you explore the projects and take pictures, upload them to our Eos Flickr Group to show them off to the world!


Federal Office Tower

Originally uploaded by Eos Lightmedia

Kitty-corner to the Downtown Vancouver LiveSite for the Olympic games, the Federal Office Tower received a beautiful lighting treatment to enhance its iconic architecture and participate in the festive theme. Powerful LED lighting fixtures were used to graze the architectural channels of the building, given the appearance that parts of it are floating in mid air. The Eos team designed and programmed this project in time for the Opening Ceremonies.




Whistler Lighting

Originally uploaded by Eos Lightmedia

After nearly a year of planning and design, the Whistler Village Festive lighting program is unveiled. Previously, the program focused specifically on lighting up the villages trees, but the Eos team took the village to the next level by highlighting key architecture and artistic features, including the famous Old Bridge and the now iced-over village creek.

Eos worked with the Resort Municipality of Whistler to create a long-term lighting strategy for the village to follow. At the top of the priority list was Whistlers 2020 Sustainability Program, which the Eos team was able to contribute to by the utilizing energy efficient LED technology. Additionally, the control system for the lighting fixtures is very user friendly, reducing the amount of programming and maintenance time required to update the different looks. Click to image to see more photos from our flickr page…