Hall Sconce Project
2002, the Glass Lab was invited to fabricate 30 cast glass shades
to be used in common area lighting fixtures in MITs new Simmons
Hall dormitory, designed by architect Stephen Holl. The project
was carried out over several months by a group of about 10 students
and instructors. Technically challenging, the process involved hot-pour
sand casting and slumping onto steel forms in one operation.