Works: On the Water | Georgia Aquarium

© Jez Coulson / Georgia Aquarium

At the Georgia Aquarium, in Atlanta, water is the centerpiece of every design decision on the project. The architect takes us above and below the water. The pressure on the lighting design is to achieve a balance between maintaining appropriate levels and spectrum for the conservation and health of the marine biology – from coral to cuttlefish to whales – all while promoting and enhancing the suspension of disbelief to the visitor: you are underwater.