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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


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 prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre received a royal lighting makeover, courtesy of Eos Lightmedia’s Principal, Douglas Welch. Opened in time for the 2010 Olympics, 1959 built theatre received a full architectural renovation of the interior and exterior spaces. Douglas Welch envisioned a bright and modern lighting look that would be inviting from both inside and outside the theatre. The custom built pendants suspended in the astounding lobby are locally made from natural sea-shells, a nod to both the building’s original luminaires and its coastal location.

On the exterior, the unsightly concrete fly-loft lies no more in a dark shadow but is transformed with colour changing LED lighting fixtures, a wonderful colour complement to the buildings white glow. In the heart of Vancouver, an old gem has been polished off and returned to her former glory. For more pictures visit our flickr page here.

Additional Lighting Design by Jennifer Stanley and Ellie Niakan of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors.

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.

Vectorial Elevation

Originally uploaded by Eos Lightmedia

The past few nights I’ve noticed some rather bright lights beaming into my condo from across the city. Last night I stayed up and pulled out the camera. I caught some amazing shots of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and his team programming the final looks of Vectorial Elevation. Click the image and check out our flickr page for more shots.

Over the next week we will be releasing some lighting projects that we have finished leading up to the 2010 games. Check back often to see the latest and coolest light art around the city.

Everyday now you start noticing lighting projects popping up around Vancouver. Last week the Eos team finished installing “The Words don’t fit the Picture,” by Vancouver artist Ron Terada. Adjacent to the iconic Public Library off Robson Street, the LED lit art changes color and draws out pedestrians camera’s in droves. The Eos team worked closely with Ron to construct and implement his design as he envisioned. Check out the link below to for more pictures.


City of Vancouver Write-up

Vancouver first Lighting Festival was a huge success! Over 20,000 people within the first hour of opening passed through the streets of ILLUMINATE Yaletown. Over 1400 photo’s were entered in the flickr photo contest. Thank you to all the business and exhibitors who volunteered their spaces and time to build the art culture in Vancouver.

The Eos Lightmedia team had 4 primary exhibits. The above picture shows off our Digital Graffiti project on the fabulous Opus Hotel. A 42” touchscreen LCD TV allowed young and old alike to finger-paint their designs on the 9 story building. At MINI Yaletown we lit up 10 of their hot new cars and hooked it up to a keyboard for the public to compose their own lighting masterpiece.

We’re already in the works of planning the 2nd Annual ILLUMINATE Yaletown Event in 2010 so if you missed it this year, you’ll get another chance. This event is sure to become a Vancouver tradition.

Special thanks to the Yaletown Business Improvement Association for producing this incredible event. For more pictures, check out the flickr page.