Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

Visual Terrain, Inc. was awarded an Award of Merit from the International Association of Lighting Designers for our design work on Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

Reviewed by a panel of award-winning lighting designers and architects, the Morongo design was described by one judge as “crisp and sharp” and that the color composition is very simple with no unnecessary complexity. With inspiration from the picturesque desert landscape, the lighting designers were charged with creating a nighttime oasis. The project encompassed lighting the exterior façade and tower, casino and functional interiors, lobby, parking garage, hardscape and landscape.

Established in 1983 The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) co-sponsor of the IALD Lighting Design Awards with Professional Lighting Design magazine honoring lighting projects that display high aesthetic achievement backed by technical expertise.

Recipients were presented the prestigious IALD recognition for their outstanding and innovative lighting solutions at the 22nd Annual IALD Awards presentation and IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner held on April 13, 2005 in New York in conjunction with Lightfair International.

Project: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Owned and operated by The Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Location: Cabazon, California
Project Manager: Eileen Thomas
Principal-in-charge: Dawn Hollingsworth
Architect: The Jerde Partnership

Award: 2005 IESNA Illumination Award, Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting, Award of Excellence
Award: 2005 Lumen West Award of Excellence – Interior
Award: 2005 Lumen West Award of Excellence – Exterior
Award: 22nd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, Award of Merit

All photos by Tom Paiva |