Moonlighting was initially involved in the first phase of Cistern Yard renovation that concluded in 2011. After the renovation concluded, President , Michael Rollins wanted to add a second dimension to the landscape lighting design. The Cistern Yard serves as host to many important ceremonies and events, perhaps most notably for the recent Stephen Colbert "Rock You Like A Herman Cain" rally. Rollins felt that expanding the system to fully capture the natural beauty of the native live oaks would be the final piece of the puzzle.
Rollins said, "After meeting with several university officials, we all agreed that the Cistern Yard needed just a little more. The oak trees are such a naturally beautiful aspect of the landscape that I wanted to be sure to fully capture that beauty."
The Moonlighting crew brought in a commercial lift as well as some of our tallest and most trusty ladders and took to the trees. We stayed consistent and "green" with our original design by utilizing LED fixtures.
If you happen to fins yourself on campus at night, take a minute to enjoy what the Cistern Yard has to offer when the sun goes down.
Also, a live feed of the Cistern Yard can be seen here. If you aren't able to make it down to the campus, you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your own computer.
Sandy (below) is set to make his way up the ladder and make some final adjustments to this tree-mounted up light.
Mike, One of Moonlighting's head foreman is installing another tree-mounted up light. This light is being aimed to capture one of the beautiful aspects of a live oak; the canopy and it's unique limbs.
While secured in the lift, we thought a cool shot would be to give you a 'birds eye view' of what a fixture sees from an oak tree.
Another shot of a fixture being mounted on a live oak, with the historic Randolph Hall in the background.