Client:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation

Location:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Design Team:

ROMA Design Group, McKissack & McKissack, Lei Yixin, and in partnership with David Mintz



This inspiring project is a commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is the creation of a memorial to honor his national and international contributions to world peace through non-violent social change. The memorial and park is located on the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., midpoint between the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. Randy Burkett Lighting Design collaborated with fellow lighting professional David Mintz on the creation of the nighttime illumination of the park site, its sculpture and inscription walls, and supporting visitor’s center.

Lighting concerns focused on the visitor’s personal experience, and on the inseparable nighttime relationship between the Martin Luther King. Jr. Memorial site and surrounding memorials visible nearby. Harmonizing brightness and contrast with respect to the nearby structures was key to the design’s acceptance. The Memorial has been visited by millions since its opening in 2012.

Client:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation

Location:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Design Team:

ROMA Design Group, McKissack & McKissack, Lei Yixin, and in partnership with David Mintz



Awards & Recognition:
International Association of Lighting Designers

​Award of Merit

Illuminating Engineering Society

2012 Award of Excellence

Illuminating Engineering Society

2012 IESNY Lumen Award of Merit

Architectural Lighting Magazine

Award of Merit

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