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illuminaleBoston 2008 Relighting of Custom House - credit to Brad Koerner and Lana Nathe (
illuminaleBoston 2008 lighting of Custom House - credit to John Brandon Miller and Lana Na

LIGHT Boston

Illuminating Boston: Light Boston’s Diamond Necklace Project Revisit / Refresh / Refocus

May 3, from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

LOCATION: BSA/ Boston Society for Architecture, Salt Gallery / 2nd Floor 290 Congress Street Boston, MA




LIGHT Boston helps our City respond to the rapidly evolving second shift economy.  We are the trusted non-profit and non-partisan partner organization for civic illumination.   We advocate. We educate. We illuminate.  


Our panel will provide an enlightening overview of our accomplishments over the past 20 years.  LIGHT Boston's Diamond Necklace Project, Phase One, 2001- 2021. This project was planned for lighting the top 25 Cultural and Historic Sites in Downtown Boston. Originally funded largely by Boston’s Landmark Commission, the Boston Foundation, the Massachusetts Port Authority and the Boston Cultural Council, this original document has been a guide, filled with many trials, successes, and challenges that we will discuss. 

Our goal is to inspire owners to bring their building or bridge into light, using proper techniques with modern lighting equipment.   The future is bright as we look to 2030, the 400th anniversary of Boston’s founding. 


Are you passionate about creating safe and inviting nighttime spaces for people in your community? 

Are you interested in being involved Boston’s neighborhood vision?

Make history with us by volunteering!   


Panel members:  

  • Light Boston President, Todd Lee  

  • Light Boston Treasurer, Keith Yancey  

  • Chris Ripman, Ripman Lighting Consultants 

  • Elizabeth Vizza, President, Friends of the Public Garden 

  • Paula Ziegenbein; Panel Moderator (Light Boston Board)  

  • Lana Nathe; Event host (Light Boston Board)   


Event Schedule:

5:30-6:30pm Reception + Silent Auction sponsored by DLF-NE

6:30-7:30pm Panel Discussion + Presentation

7:45pm Silent Auction - Winners announced

*Reception & Silent Auction sponsored by  DLF-NE Designers Lighting Forum of New England. Donations fund Light Boston 501c3 organization  

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Todd Lee

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Elizabeth Vizza

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Keith Yancey

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Paula Ziegenbein

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Chris Ripman

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Lana Nathe

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