"We are incredibly honored that our design was selected by the City of L.A. and the Bureau of Street Lighting," said Project Room co-founder Sandy Yum. "L.A. Lights the Way challenged us to create a new streetlight for Los Angeles that would connect to our city's design history and culture, incorporate new technology, and still reflect L.A.'s diversity.
Project Room's winning design reimagines the traditional lamp post as a bundle of tubes where each service -- roadway light, pedestrian light, and telecommunications equipment -- is assigned a dedicated tube fabricated of steel or aluminum, according to a city statement. The design allows for additional features, such as 5G equipment, shade fixtures, and even a bench, to be added as needed.
"The Project Room design was the clear standout for the members of the jury," said Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer for the City.
"What's most impressive about it is that it's not a single, fixed design but instead a family of forms that can be reconfigured in nearly endless ways. That adaptability will serve to future-proof the design, giving it flexibility in accommodating new technology as it arrives."