Downtown Durham Inc. has partnered with MHAworks Architecture to study pedestrian-scale lighting solutions for downtown Durham along Main Street. The accelerated growth of downtown Durham creates a need to enhance the pedestrian experience. Additionally, large, dense trees creating dark areas at night can inhibit the walkability of downtown to visitors and residents.

While still in the early stages, proposed solutions range from sidewalk overhead lamps to individual light emitting sculptures. These solutions will be designed and created locally by artists, sculptors, metal workers, designers and lighting specialists. Click the image below to see the schematic lighting plan for downtown Durham.


downtown durham lighting map