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ADG Lighting and Dering Hall Combine For The Ultimate Partnership

ADG Lighting designs, fabricates and manufactures lighting fixtures, architectural ornamentation, and metal work in all styles. Our versatility can be seen in our wide range of work on a number of residential and commercial properties. The versatility of our work includes projects in transitional architecture, traditional architecture, contemporary architecture, historic architecture, and high-end architecture.

Dering Hall offers an entirely new approach to furnishing a home—and one that makes hunting for that perfect bespoke sideboard a dynamic and enjoyable experience. Our partnership is ideal, as we offer unique and creative design solutions for a discriminating clientele. We are proud to share some of our recent features on the Dering Hall platform.

Moroccan-Inspired Lighting

Moroccan-inspired lighting designs are imbued with plenty of character. See these eye-catching lighting options, including brass lanterns, statement sconces, and tiered chandeliers, that add a global touch to interiors. 

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French-Inspired Home Accents

A trip to Paris may not be on everyone’s agenda, but home accents with a bit of French flair are the next best thing. From crystal chandeliers to antique gilt mirrors, these French-inspired pieces can add charm to any interior.

French Pendalogue Chandelier

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Unique Fireplace Accessories

Cooler nights mean more time spent lounging by the fire. Consider this roundup of accessories that can add a dash of additional glamour to one of the most classic parts of the home.

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by Gerald Olesker, CEO, ADG Lighting

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Indiana Architecture – Have You Ever Heard of Columbus?

Somewhere in the ‘fly-over’ part of the American heartland is an architectural mecca, which most have no idea the town even exists. Annually, thousands of visitors and students of architecture flock there to explore the town and study its architecture. This city of 46,000 is ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design. It offers over 90 buildings and public art pieces by world renowned architects and artists. Columbus, Indiana is that famous and unheard of community.

Columbus is a city in the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana. It is a relatively small city, which has provided a unique place for noted modern architecture and public art, commissioning numerous works since the mid-20th century. Located about 40 miles south of Indianapolis, on the east fork of the White River, it is the state’s 20th largest city. It has been ranked 11th on the historic destinations list, describing the city as authentic, unique, and unspoiled.

Columbus is regularly featured in national and international publications. Even if you are not an architecture buff, learning how this small town strives for excellence is both unique and inspiring. Since the early 1940s, some of the world’s finest architects have made Columbus a virtual museum of modern architecture, with works by some of the most notable names in architecture, such as I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, and Deborah Berke.

If you are seeking an experience that immerses you in world-renowned architecture, go visit the city of Columbus. It is one of the best cities for architecture lovers and is considered a mecca for its architectural experience. Visitors to Columbus agree that their experience can be considered unforgettable and truly unexpected!

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Is There an Unknown Architect as Big as Texas?

 

Everything is bigger in Texas! You have heard it before and it is just a fact. Texas is home to nearly 26.5 million people, or 8.4% of the total U.S. population. Most of this population is concentrated around cities including Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The Lone Star State holds a major portion of the U.S. economy. Its total gross domestic product is $1.43 trillion, which is approximately 8.5% of the entire U.S. GDP. Although Texas is primarily known for its oil, it is also the leader in wind power development, and has a large aerospace and aviation industry. Fifty-two Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, AT&T, and American Airlines are headquartered in Texas.

With that kind of standing behind them, Texans are known to brag about just about everything. If they aren’t bigger and better, they will be soon. So, it becomes quite puzzling to most folks when a Texan’s work is significantly impactful, yet folks just don’t know his name. The Texan that remained so anonymous for so long is renowned architect O’Neil Ford, better known as the Texas godfather of modern architecture.

O’Neil Ford was a renowned architect of the mid-20th century in Texas and a leading architect of the American Southwest. He is considered one of the nation’s best unknown architects, and his designs merged the modernism of Europe with the indigenous qualities of early Texas architecture. In 1974 he was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Council on the Arts, the only individual to ever be given that title.

His designs include several buildings in Denton, among them the Little Chapel in the Woods, renovations at the Emily Fowler Public Library, the Denton Civic Center, Denton’s City Hall and several buildings at The Selwyn School. Because his designs form much of Denton’s identity, a Texas historical marker honoring Ford was dedicated at the Emily Fowler Library in 2009.

Other Dallas works by Ford include much of the University of Dallas campus in Irving. He designed the Braniff Memorial Tower, the Braniff Graduate Center, the Gorman Lecture Center, parts of the art village, the Haggar University Center, and the Haggerty Science Building.

Many of Ford’s works can also be found in San Antonio. These works include the renovation of La Villita, the campus of Trinity University, the campus of Saint Mary’s Hall, the University of Texas at San Antonio Main Campus, and the Tower of the Americas.

Other significant works by O’Neil Ford include buildings at Skidmore College and several facilities around the world designed for Texas Instruments. Shortly before his death, he completed the design of the building of the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville.

From the Factory Floor

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PRESS RELEASE: LA Lighting Firm Completes Project on $30 Million Brentwood Property

ADG Lighting Collaborates on Residence on Prestigious Tigertail Road

LOS ANGELES – July 27, 2017 — Premier Los Angeles based custom lighting firm ADG Lighting has just completed work on a newly constructed estate that just hit the Los Angeles real estate market for $30 million this summer.

The contemporary European-styled home, located on the prestigious Tigertail Road in Brentwood, features custom lighting fixtures by ADG Lighting. All exterior sconces and pendants were designed and manufactured by the renowned firm, in addition to the lighting in the kitchen, dining room, master bathroom, and kitchen. They also designed the brass bathroom mirrors with ball lights in the powder room.

Gerald Olesker, founder and CEO of ADG Lighting, worked with interior designer Tiffany Harris of Tiffany Harris Design and listing agent Santiago Arana of The Agency.

The three-story home features a rooftop terrace, soundproofed theater, 1,500-bottle wine cellar, wine tasting, and cigar lounge, as well as an elevator, indoor-outdoor gym and 10-car auto gallery.

“This home was simply a masterpiece of European elegance,” said Olesker. “Collaborating with Tiffany and Santiago on a home of this stature was a great experience, and we are so thrilled with the final results.”

Gerald Olesker has over 20 years experience in industrial design, and applies his background as a trained architect on all of the custom design projects he has worked on. He and his team specialize on high-end residential and hospitality spaces throughout the United States, with several projects in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin and in major cities across Arizona, Oregon, and Florida.

About ADG Lighting

With offices in Agoura Hills and Newport Beach, California, ADG Lighting works with multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions. Viewed millions of times online, the firm’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, Interior Design, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

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USC Architecture: Welcoming a New Leader

On July 1st, USC School of Architecture will welcome a new dean, Milton Curry. Curry arrives from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. Curry founded the Critical Productive Journal, which examined scholarship and creative pursuits in architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He also co-founded Appendix Journal in the early 1990s, which helped to catalyze debate on architecture and race, among other subjects.

Curry earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell University and a master’s in architecture with distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. His concentration was architecture theory.

The Mission and the USC Architecture Presence

The architecture program at USC began as a small architectural department in 1916. With the help of the Allied Architects of Los Angeles, a separate School of Architecture was established in 1925. By 1928, majors and degree-granting programs were provided to students. One of the earliest undergraduate programs was the 5-year professional Bachelor of Architecture program. Over the years, the school grew and expanded its influence as one of the premier architecture programs in the country.

USC Architecture took over maintenance of the Gamble House, the Craftsman masterpiece in Pasadena designed by Greene and Greene in 1966 in a joint deed with the city of Pasadena, which took over responsibility for the grounds.

Notable Alumni

• Frank O. Gehry – B. Arch, 1954. Notable works include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Experience Music Project, and Dancing House. Pritzker Prize laureate.
• Thom Mayne – B. Arch, 1968. Notable works include the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters and the San Francisco Federal Building. Pritzker Prize laureate.
• Jon Jerde – B. Arch, 1966. Notable works include Canal City Hakata, Mall of America, Westfield Horton Plaza, and Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles.
Paul Revere Williams – B. Arch, 1934. Designed homes for numerous celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz. First African American member and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Recipient of the 2017 AIA Gold Medal.
• Edward Killingsworth – B. Arch. 1940. Participated in the Case Study Houses experiment. Master planning architect for California State University, Long Beach for over 40 years. Designed Watt Hall and the University Religious Center at USC.
• Gregory Ain – Attended the school from 1927-1928. Former professor at the USC School of Architecture and dean of the school of architecture at Pennsylvania State University.
• Albert Nozaki – B. Arch, 1933. Academy-Award nominated art director for Paramount Pictures. Known for work on The War of the Worlds and The Ten Commandments. Career was disrupted when he was interned at Manzanar during World War II.
• Boris Dramov – B. Arch, 1966. Notable works include Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Third Street Promenade.

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Museum of Narrative Art: The Vision of George Lucas

The vision of George Lucas is to build a Museum of Narrative Art, which reflects his innovative vision and creativity. After several setbacks in various locations, he is now presenting not just one, but two proposals, in two different locations for his futuristic vision. This is for sure a redoubling of his efforts, splitting his bets, to ensure the success of his project.

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Lucas is Exploring the Possibilities

Instead of absorbing the defeat of previous attempts, George Lucas is more emboldened than ever to build his dream. His visionary proposal is offered for two distinctly different sites. The first is on Treasure Island in San Francisco. It would be a part of a new master-planned district facing the San Francisco skyline. It offers less outdoor space, but larger windows with a stunning view of San Francisco Bay.

The Los Angeles site is proposed for a narrow strip in Exposition Park along Vermont Avenue. It would sit just south of Jesse Brewer Jr Park and a stop on Metro’s Expo Line. The location is a short walk from the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, which Lucas helped design and fund.

Both sites would hold between 265,000 – 275,000 square foot of interior space. Lucas has successfully paved the way for the projects by securing political support from the mayors of the respective cities. Mayor Garrett has expressed his strong support for the Lucas project.

From The Factory Floor of ADG Lighting

This week from the factory floor of ADG Lighting, we would like to feature our custom water jet spheres.

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Water Jet Spheres for a Malibu Beach Home

With offices in Agoura Hills and Newport Beach, California, ADG Lighting works with multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions. Viewed millions of times online, the firm’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Give us a ring at (818) 597-9494 or email us for more information on our custom services.