GMLD – Award-Winning Lighting Designers

Posted by GM Admin January 26, 2021
We at Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design are lucky to have illuminated some of the most important spaces in Canada. Luckier still - those projects sometimes win fancy awards! If you follow us on social media you may have seen us post award updates there. If you don't follow us, you should! We are gabrielmackinnon on Instagram. In any case - since we have recently updated... Read More

Happy Holidays from GMLD!

Posted by GM Admin December 23, 2020
Well, that was interesting. We don't have to tell you that 2020 was a heck of a year. Our team went home in March... and we are mostly still there! Somehow though - our projects kept going, and we kept going, defending lighting for our clients. We at Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design are so grateful to still be doing what we love in the face of a global pandemic.So in lieu of... Read More

Lighting in the time of COVID-19

Posted by GM Admin March 16, 2020
The state of our everyday life here in Ottawa has been changing rapidly with the onset of the novel coronavirus. Yesterday (March 15) Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health requested that all people of Ottawa increase their practices of social distancing, keep their children home from daycare and work from home if possible. In light of these and other developments, we have... Read More
Gabriel Mackinnon was pleased this past week to learn that three of our projects have won 2019 Ottawa Urban Design Awards. The Senate of Canada building won an Award of Excellence in the Urban Infill Mid-High Rise category. Gabriel Mackinnon completed all interior lighting including Senate Chamber and committee rooms. DESIGN TEAM: Donald Schmitt; Diamond Schmitt... Read More

Ottawa Art Gallery featured in Canadian Architect

Posted by GM Admin May 30, 2019
Another project that we at Gabriel Mackinnon are very proud of has been published in May issue of Canadian Architect. GMLD was responsible for the lighting design for the galleries at the newly renovated Ottawa Art Gallery. (The lighting of the very cool John Ruddy Cube and other public spaces was completed by our esteemed colleagues at Martin Conboy Lighting... Read More

Happy Holidays from GMLD!

Posted by GM Admin December 22, 2017
Happy Holidays from GMLD! We at Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design would like to thank all of our clients, friends, family, and the whole lighting community for all your support in an incredible year. Our office will be closed from December 23 and we will return rested and ready for 2018 on January 2nd! We wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and we hope to work with... 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

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