Moonlighting was very fortunate to have been involved in a recent makeover, that took place on the College of Charleston campus.
In a project that began to take shape in 2007, the historic Cistern Yard now reflects a more "airy" and "open" type atmosphere. The goal of the architects at Cummings and McCrady was not to make an drastic changes to the physical and original appearance of the Cistern Yard. It was to make changes that would help preserve the historic buildings.
Many of the original live oak trees in the yard were pruned and several large trees were removed. Moonlighting was called in to provide the design and execution of the new landscape lighting system. With the addition of nearly 90 new lighting fixtures, the Cistern Yard can now be enjoyed just as much at night, as it can during the day.
President, Mike Rollins says the lighting now helps create a "sense of safety, while ensuring that the Cistern Yard remains a special place at night, as well as the day." Rollins also said "the newly opened-up yard has a soft moonlight glow, while other lights provide subtle highlights to the oaks."
This was a great project to be a part for Moonlighting. we were thrilled to play a part in the renovation on such a historical landmark on the College of Charleston campus.
Also see the article featuring more details of project, featured in The Post and Courier.
Pictures of the new Cistern Yard can be viewed below!