Kilroy Realty commissioned Engineered Artworks in collaboration with Zoetic Digital to create and install a series of beacon-like monumental light sculptures that illuminate the sky and unite the cities of Seattle, San Austin, Long Beach, and San Diego throughout the winter months. Each star spans 20 feet in diameter and contains over 30,000 individually programmable LED lights that illuminate and oscillate in rhythmic patterns visible from miles away.

Building these 12-sided beauties necessitated the innovation of custom support tripods and inner steel cores, but the project’s true challenge was installing and attaching the sculptures to four unique buildings using a combination of mechanical maneuvering and individualized structural solutions.

The Kilroy Stars were created and installed in partnership with lighting designer JoeJoe Martin and structural engineers wmstructural and Rbhu.

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