Daymark Uptown Apartments

Large scale architectural lighting commands attention in luxury apartment complex

Developers envisioned a Daymark Uptown mixed-used development that would combine style, modern architecture, and exquisite design features. The 1960s era building was converted to 319 stylish apartment units and 25,000 square feet of commercial space, which houses the former insurance company building owners.

Located 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the luxury apartment community has come to life thanks to the interior design team at Weidner/Complete Design Services. The team selected Eureka Lighting for some of its more distinctive architectural lighting elements.

An elegant lobby sets just the right tone for residents entering the sophisticated 6-story complex, and the design aesthetic is distinctly round. The space itself has no straight walls, and the theme has been cleverly carried from lighting to carpet patterns to the oval reception desk.

Eureka's dramatic Cycle luminaires provide the illumination, suspended from the high ceiling in bespoke patterns.

The main entrance's focal point is a striking composition of four Cycle rings in varying diameters, giving the arrangement a chandelier feel. With the ability to connect, adjust, and set each pendant's aircraft cables at unique angles, designers were able to create an unusual four-halo sculpture that makes its presence known.

Next to the entrance, a collection of couches and lounge chairs wind along adjacent to the lobby’s floor to ceiling windows. Seven additional Cycle fixtures illuminate the space below. Pendants are placed at similar heights, but a variety of diameters again contributes to a unique aesthetic. Eyes are immediately drawn to the large-scale pendants and then across the ceiling.

Each circular luminaire houses high-performance LED strips. The perfectly diffused direct/indirect illumination of Cycle creates a luminous halo that fills the vast space with presence, elegance, and simplicity.

Designers took advantage of Cycle's scalability to expand the lighting aesthetic to other areas of the development. With an interior window onto the lobby, a main floor administrative office benefits from another custom Cycle pendant, created with two different diameters hung at distinct angles.

Residents have access to an exclusive rooftop patio with a spacious adjoining kitchen and lounge. Designers chose four more Cycle pendants to provide illumination for the casual seating area below. Different diameters and heights create an attractive pattern, contributing to the room's coziness rather than overpowering it.

The versatility of Cycle leads one to believe that the fixtures were designed specifically for the project. Its elegant yet playful aesthetic adds tremendous value to the overall design of Daymark Uptown, shaping a modern, stylish environment for its residents.


Project name: Daymark Uptown Apartments

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Specifier: Weidner/Complete Design Services

Completed:  2020

Photographer: Teskey Mediaworks (Lounge image only courtesy of Weidner/Complete Design Services)