Burgoyne Bridge Receives 3 CISC Awards of Excellence

Posted by GM Admin November 14, 2017
Gabriel Mackinnon illuminated the Burgoyne Bridge,  a 7 span, 333 meter highway bridge across the Niagara River near St. Catherine's. The project was completed in 2016, with Parsons (formerly Delcan) and many of the same team members with whom we shared such success on the Vimy Bridge in Ottawa. The projects differed in execution, with Burgoyne receiving additional... Read More

CF Rideau Centre wins ICSC Maple Leaf Silver

Posted by GM Admin November 6, 2017
We extend our congratulations to our friends at GH+A for their win in the 2017 ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards. CF Rideau Centre Expansion and Renewal won a Maple Leaf Silver award in this past year's competition. GMLD is proud to have contributed lighting design to the entirety of the... Read More
New in our portfolio, images of our work on CF Rideau Centre, which completed an extensive renovation and expansion last year. GMLD was pleased to continue our work defending lighting for our long time client Cadillac Fairview, and even more so than usual as we were re-renovating a project after decades of use, and because CF Rideau Centre is in our proverbial backyard,... Read More

GMLD projects win three 2017 Ottawa Urban Design Awards

Posted by GM Admin October 23, 2017
Gabriel Mackinnon was honoured this past week to learn that three of our projects have been awarded in the 2017 Ottawa Urban Design Awards. Congratulations to our clients Cadillac Fairview and Perkins + Will, and to the project design teams on their excellent work. (Photo by Doublespace Photography)   Catgeory: Urban Infill, Low Rise (Civic) Award of Merit CF... Read More

Les Promenades St-Bruno added to portfolio

Posted by GM Admin October 18, 2017
We are happy to announce the addition of a project to our portfolio, Les Promenades St Bruno shopping centre in St-Bruno Quebec. You can see some background on the project and lighting design on our Promenades St Bruno portfolio page. The project was beautifully photographed by Yves... Read More

GMLD project featured on Philips Lighting website

Posted by GM Admin March 29, 2017
GMLD was pleasantly surprised to see one of our projects gracing the front page of Philips Lighting today! Waterpark Place III is an office tower in downtown Toronto that GMLD completed in 2015, along with GH+A and... Read More

Ismaili Centre added to portfolio

Posted by GM Admin February 22, 2017
At long last, we have added some photos from our work on the Ismaili Centre to our portfolio! Gabriel Mackinnon is proud of another successful collaboration with Moriyama & Teshima. Excellent photos by Shai Gil.... Read More

Gabriel Mackinnon supports Night to Nurture

Posted by GM Admin January 25, 2017
Metro, one of our valued clients, is a key organizer to the Night to Nurture Gala, a special event which supports Kids Help Phone and the Grocery Foundation. Gabriel Mackinnon is proud to have supported this event in 2017. The Grocery Foundation’s Night to Nurture Gala is Canada’s largest fundraising dinner in North America, annually raising close to $2,000,000 to... Read More
Our principal Andrew Mackinnon was recently interviewed by the Globe and Mail for a piece that ran Tuesday January 10, 2017: Niagara Falls Seen in an All New Light. The article begins with Paul Boken at Mulvey + Banani, discussing their recent re-illumination of Niagara Falls. Andrew then discusses how LED technology is effecting change in the lighting industry, with a... Read More
GMLD was pleased to learn this week that one of our large projects many years in the making has now been certified LEED gold. Edmonton Federal Building and Centennial Plaza accumulated 43 points to achieve the status. We are proud to have been able to earn the Light Pollution Reduction Credit for this challenging site with significant elevation changes, while still... Read More

Royal Alberta Museum nearing completion

Posted by GM Admin January 4, 2017
GMLD is honoured to have designed the lighting of the new Royal Alberta Museum, collaborating with a great team at Dialog in Edmonton. Lighting was carefully integrated into perforated wall panels, ceiling troughs and other architectural details to allow the innovative architectural forms and museum's artifacts to shine. (Photo via Dialog) A few project facts: Size:... Read More

Happy Holidays from all of us at Gabriel Mackinnon!

Posted by GM Admin December 23, 2016
Thanks for another excellent year! Wishing you and yours the merriest and brightest of holidays, from all of us at Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design. We hope to work (and play) with you in 2017! Public Service Announcement: We will be operating with limited staff from December 23rd through January 3rd. We hope you enjoy a little downtime too! We look forward to speaking... Read More

GMLD Projects win four ICSC Retail Awards in 2016!

Posted by GM Admin October 7, 2016
GMLD is proud to announce that four of our projects have won awards from the The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in 2016, after two wins in 2015.   The ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards Program is designed to honour our industry's brightest and best. The program brings information and insight to the entire industry on what it takes to achieve high... Read More
GMLD design principal Andrew Mackinnon was asked by the National Capital Commission to lead a night walk helping to seek public feedback their ongoing Capital Illumination Plan. The NCC operated 4 walks on May 25, 2016 through various routes in the core of Ottawa Gatineau. Andrew was also featured on CBC’s All In A Day radio program on Wednesday May 25th, speaking... Read More

Happy Holidays from the GMLD Team!

Posted by GM Admin December 22, 2015
Above is the team cavorting in front of the Ismaili Centre in Toronto – more photos of this project coming soon! We have been honoured to continue to work with all of our clients new and old this past year, and we look forward to delivering more incredible spaces with you in 2016. Best wishes for the happiest of holidays and a prosperous new year from Andrew,... Read More

CF Rideau Centre and Polo Park win ICSC Retail Awards

Posted by GM Admin October 7, 2015
GMLD is proud to announce that two of our projects have won awards from the The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).   The ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Awards Are Designed To Honour Our Industry’s Brightest And Best. The Awards Bring Information And Insight To The Entire Industry On What It Takes To Achieve High Levels Of Success. The Rideau Centre... Read More

Chase The Dark

Posted by GM Admin October 3, 2015
GM Staff had some fun with light as a part of this year’s IALD Chase the Dark festivities. “Chase the Dark” is an annual lighting charette in which members of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) create temporary lighting displays during a 24 hour period as the sun sets westward across the globe. The results are captured via social media... Read More

YouthLink Police Interpretive Centre opens in Calgary

Posted by GM Admin October 2, 2015
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre officially opens to the public today. Gabriel Mackinnon worked with exhibit designers Reich and Petch and a large project team to provide lighting design for the 26,000 square foot facility, which cost $8 million to complete. Lighting plays a strong role in creating drama for the exhibit, including features like lasers,... Read More
We at GMLD are pleased to announce that another of our long term projects has won an Award of Excellence in the "Urban Infill Low Rise" category of the 2015 Ottawa Urban Design Awards. . GMLD provided full lighting design for front of house spaces and exterior of the the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, collaborating with great teams at NORR and MTBA. GMLD worked on... Read More
Now, in 2015, on the 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument in Ottawa, lights will finally shine on the monument thanks to a generous grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The lighting is dedicated to the memories of Melvin Charney who designed the monument, and Philip Gabriel (founder of Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design) who... Read More

2014 IES Award of Merit for Galeries d’Anjou

Posted by GM Admin December 22, 2014
Gabriel Mackinnon is honoured to have received an Award of Merit for the lighting design of Les Galeries d’Anjou in Montreal as a part of this year’s cohort of award winners announced in November 2014. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. IES Awards of Merit recognize professionalism, ingenuity, and... Read More

Welcome to our new home on the web

Posted by Andrew Mackinnon November 4, 2014
Following many years of being too busy working to update our website, we at Gabriel Mackinnon are excited to unveil our new presence on the web! Thanks to Steve St. Pierre and the fine folks at Maker for their assistance bringing us into the modern age.... Read More

Philip Gabriel Tribute, 1939 – 2014

Posted by Andrew Mackinnon October 2, 2014
Philip Gabriel | 1939-2014 It is with great sadness that we announce that Phil Gabriel passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. Diagnosed with lymphoma in April of 2013, and with neuroendocrine cancer the following November, Phil was determined to live fully and enthusiastically until very shortly before his death. He continued to design, educate and travel,... Read More

Phil Gabriel, 1939 – 2014 (from AL Magazine)

Posted by Andrew Mackinnon October 2, 2014
Phil Gabriel, 1939 - 2014 By Elizabeth Donoff   Lighting designer Phil Gabriel passed away on Aug. 9. A great advocate of the profession and of lighting education, his efforts on behalf of the lighting design community will be missed. Trained in architecture and interior design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the early 1960s, Gabriel started his... Read More

Check out this one-on-one interview with Phil (from AL Magazine)

Posted by Andrew Mackinnon October 2, 2014
Philip Gabriel Interview with principal and founder of lighting design firm Gabriel Mackinnon. By Elizabeth Donoff   Having practiced architectural lighting design for more than 40 years, Philip Gabriel hasn’t just witnessed lighting’s evolution, he’s lived it. After working in New York for 10 years, he moved to Ottawa, Canada, and in 1974 established his firm,... Read More

Re:Frag – Gabriel Mackinnon’s 2013 Nuit Blanche Exhibit

Posted by Andrew Mackinnon October 4, 2013
We were honoured to be selected to participate in last year's Nuit Blanche celebrations. In case you're not familiar with Nuit Blanche, it's a a dusk-till-dawn celebration of contemporary art and local culture taking place in multiple venues across the Ottawa+Gatineau cityscape. For the year's theme of SuperNova, Gabriel Mackinnon developed an interactive light exhibit... Read More