recently completed: private car museum

G2LD is pleased to announce the completion of a private car museum outside Houston, Texas.

Construction on this project, which was a joint partnership with Illuminations, was completed in March, 2013, and includes extensive space to showcase classic automobiles, trucks, tractors and motorcycles in addition to museum-quality automotive signage. In addition to the displays, the building also incorporates spaces for offices, dining and catering, and indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces, including a performance space for visiting bands.

Our goal as a member of the design team was not only to light the owner’s extensive collections, but also to highlight the impressive timber frame architecture–all which needed to be done without the lighting drawing attention to itself.

Efficient, cost-effective and maintenance-friendly fluorescents were hidden out of sight on top of the wooden beams in order to throw a warm glow across the complex wood ceiling and trusses. A combination of theatrical fixtures and track heads were tucked discreetly among the structure in order to dramatically highlight the individual pieces of the collection. A central dimming system allows the owner to control the lights with preset scenes for any event or time of day.

Loyal G2LD followers may recall seeing the renderings of the impressive 20,000 square foot timber frame structure on this site almost two years ago:

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