The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska, received an Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Special Citation for Playful Use of Integrated Color in the outdoor lighting award category, and it’s easy to see why. A re-designed entry canopy of stainless-steel panels with a rippled surface texture and a front canopy of perforated metal suggest a coral reef seen from underwater. The theme carries upwards to a roof decked with eight stainless-steel wave sculptures. The stainless steel oceanic-inspired structures reflect sunlight in daytime and become a palette for dynamic lighting after hours. Power and control for the color-changing fixtures is provided by a 50-universe Mosaic Show Controller X, 15 Response Mk2 DMX Gateways, and an Echo Relay Panel.
“For added effect we imported custom video content into Mosaic to support the standard effects We had fun creating the effects of waves crashing, bubbles forming, and fish swimming and a couple of bio luminescent themes that caught the attention of passersby.” – Steve Gollehon, Lighting Designer at Morrissey Engineering