The Benefits of PoE Lighting

June 30, 2021   
To PoE, or not to PoE, that is the question! If the great English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare were alive today, we’re sure this would be his question! So, what does PoE mean, and how does PoE relate

THROUGH THE YEARS… Celebrating 25 Years of Design Excellence! 2004-2006

January 22, 2018   
Thorburn Associates is proud to have worked on a variety of projects throughout our first 25 years! 2004: Baylor University, Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, Waco, Texas. The University needed to create a learning space with a boardroom like atmosphere

The Exceptional Communication Experience – It’s More Than Just Technology!

January 29, 2016   
“We help design the full experience” was stated in a Lessons Learned project wrap-up meeting. The project was for an Investment firm and was a hybrid of project delivery methods: design/build for rooms the owner felt could be cloned and

Product Review: Insight Lighting’s SmartWall® Ever Changing Wall Color!

December 1, 2011   
The true measure of sustainability in LED lighting products today has less to do with quantity of light and more to do with efficient management of the digital source. Insight’s revolutionary SmartWall® employs their proven SmartEdge® digital LED technology with

Focus on Lighting: A Look Into Lamp Technology and Lighting Legislation

December 1, 2011   
The federal government is pushing toward more energy efficient solutions with regard to lighting and lamp selections, or what is more commonly referred to as “going green”. This will result in changes over the next couple of years with regard

Focus on Lighting: Taking Control of Architectural Lighting

October 1, 2011   
Architectural lighting should be designed to complement your needs and as your needs change throughout the day, your lighting should adapt accordingly.  Lighting controls are the answer.  Several options are available to help make your environment and your life more

LED Technology: Ready for Primetime?

August 1, 2011   
For some time, consumers have been excited about the energy savings and efficient production of light from LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology compared to traditional light sources (incandescent and fluorescent). Most lighting design professionals, however, still approach the general use

Project Profile: TA’s Most Memorable Projects

April 1, 2011   
We want to take a little trip down memory lane and showcase some of our most memorable and interesting projects. Space Shuttle Launch Blast Berm – We were part of the team that evaluated the impact of an earthen berm

Focus on Lighting: The Importance of Color

October 1, 2010   
Lighting is often the forgotten design element. Though its effects are powerful, the medium itself is rather intangible. Because lighting can drastically affect atmosphere, and since it generally flies in under most people’s conscious radar, good lighting is an economical

Product Review: LED 2 by 2 Ceiling Grid Lighting Fixture

February 1, 2010   
LED products finally getting practical! Known for their flashy color changing abilities, manufacturers are bringing LED products to the everyday world. Lunera Lighting ( has introduced a 2 x 2 lay-in grid fixture that is only 1.25 inches thick (avoids