hospitality, retail and museums
G2LD is proud to be a part of the design team for Imperial Market, an 850,000 sq. ft. mixed use development situated on 26 acres in Sugarland, Texas. The lifestyle center, which features retail, office, restaurants, hotel, residential, and museums, sits at the center of the 720-acre master planned community, Imperial. The site is home to the original Imperial Sugar, established in 1843 and is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Lighting for the projects aims to be both sensitive to the historic, industrial feel of the site, while still providing modern, eye-catching elements that provide a sense of place and make for a vibrant nighttime destination.
Pedestrian and facade lighting will highlight pathways and architecture, parking areas will be well lit for safety and security, while string lights and uplit mature oak trees will create inviting landscaped gathering areas. Some of the specialty lighting aspects include the 130' tall historic Imperial Silos, which will be washed in corchanging lights and the original smokestacks, which will but uplit and provide recognizable beacons for miles around. Additionally, specialty fixtures will project color and pattern onto the ground at select destination points, including the entrance to the Children's Museum of Houston.
The project is slated for an early 2019 completion.