L’Observatoire International lighting the Bathhouse Studios -a mixed use building with commercial photography studios, offices and residence.

The intent was to create a flexible space that was able to transition seamlessly from a series of commercial photography studios, to a flexible and high tech event space; used for events and cultural shows (ie fashion shows/ launches). The space also offered a floor of highly integrated and luxurious offices, a residence, gym and roof garden.

The scope also included the entry lobby, reception and historic facade- an iconic old stone facade advertising the building's previous use as a bathhouse. The intent in its illumination was to bring out the depth of the building and highlight the entry, to create something iconic but subtle- given the buildings use as both commercial and residential, and its situation in the still largely residential but iconic East Village neighbourhood.



5,500 ft2 / 511 m2



Date Completed


Project Leader


Billy Wong

Carlina Geraci

Photo Credit

Courtesy of Bathhouse Studios

Hannah Frishberg