ICE Award Winner

The ICE Awards honor Inspired & Creative Excellence in daylighting design.  Sponsored by Solatube, the award recognizes innovative design using the company’s daylighting products. The Downing University Center at Western Kentucky University was recently named a 2011 winner. Mackey Mitchell in collaboration with architect-of-record Ross Tarrant designed a renovation and expansion that will become the social heart of the campus. A dramatic interior atrium connects the second through fourth floors with a bold series of terraces and strategic gathering spaces. The sky-lit atrium provides a bright, comfortable space for student gatherings, celebrations, study, and relaxation.