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Kuyk & Associates

Kuyk & Associates, Inc.
Dirk A. Kuyk, III
President and Principal Designer
LC, IES, IALD Associate

STUDIO PROFILE STUDIO SERVICES PRINCIPAL'S RESUME

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENT LIST

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN
WORSHIP FACILITIES
GALLERIES AND COLLECTIONS
RETAIL SPACES
OFFICES
HOSPITALITY CENTERS
PRIVATE RESIDENCES

THEATRE CONSULTING

PERFORMANCE LIGHTING DESIGN
BALLET AND DANCE
OPERAS AND MUSICALS
DRAMAS
CONCERTS
SPECIAL EVENTS

REVIEWS AND COMMENTS





STUDIO PROFILE
We specialize in three design services:

    LIGHTING DESIGNS FOR ARCHITECTURE

    THEATRE CONSULTING FOR RENOVATIONS AND NEW CONSTRUCTION

    LIGHTING DESIGNS FOR PERFORMANCES

 

 


STUDIO SERVICES

Complete design services include

    Identifying program requirements and system costs

    Selecting equipment to fit the client's aims and budget

    Preparing written and drawn specifications

    Observing system installations

    Training owners to operate and maintain the systems

Kuyk & Associates provides professional and impartial consulting for all our projects.

The studio is operated by Dirk Kuyk, LC, President and Principal-in-Charge.

Principal supervises all services in the studio through the life of the project.

We have a successful record on projects ranging from a single fixture to million-dollar systems.

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EXPERIENCE

1999 IES Award of Merit for the lighting design of Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Virginia.

1999 IES Section Award for the lighting design of Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville, Virginia.

1991 IES Section Award for the lighting design at Breit Functional Crafts, Norfolk, Virginia.

Worship facility lighting designs, including Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Faith Assembly of God in Greenville, North Carolina.

Lighting designs for public and private art installations including Marine Safety Exhibit, U. S. Coast Guard, Yorktown, Virginia; Jesse Tree Sculpture, Saint John's Church, Roanoke, Virginia.

Student center lighting designs: Webb Student Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; Student Center Phase II, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Retail lighting designs for a variety of projects including Volume Two, University Bookstore, Blacksburg, Virginia; interior renovations, Tower Mall, Portsmouth, Virginia; Freestyle (sports clothing boutique), Charlottesville, Virginia.

Interior and exterior residential lighting designs.

World-premiere lighting designs for one opera, seven ballets, and one performance-art piece for a variety of regional production companies.

Stage lighting systems for BAM Opera House and Playhouse (New York City) installed within a two-month time-frame, ahead of schedule, and under budget.

Theatre Consultant on systems design and feasibility studies for Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia; Jefferson Performance Hall, Roanoke, Virginia; and Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland.

SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
LC (Lighting Certified) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions

IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers): Associate Member

IES/NA (Illuminating Engineering Society): Member
Past President: Blue Ridge Virginia and Tidewater Virginia Sections

CIE (Commission International de L'Éclairage): Member

USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology): Member West End Center for Youth, Roanoke, Virginia: Board of Directors

EDUCATION
Movement and Light Workshop with Dana Reitz and Jennifer Tipton. June 1997. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Massachusetts.

Master of Fine Arts, Lighting Design. 1984. Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies. 1981. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

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ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN

WORSHIP FACILITIES
Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. 1999. Developed architectural lighting design to complement the interior restoration, improve overall lighting within the sanctuary, and provide lighting for specific central areas. Provided a dimming and control system to meet the needs of the worship services and allow performance lighting for Trinity's Concert Series.

Faith Assembly of God, Greenville, North Carolina. 1999. Architectural lighting and theatrical lighting systems for new sanctuary to allow for the needs of worships services and a variety of church performances that range from concerts to pageants.

Christ Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Virginia. 1998. IIDA Award of Merit, 1999. Architectural lighting renovation to improve overall lighting within the sanctuary and provide a theatrical dimming and control system to meet the needs of the worship services and allow theatrical lighting for concerts.

Christ Episcopal Church, Martinsville, Virginia. 1997. IIDA Section Award, 1999. Architectural lighting renovation of Historic Landmark church to provide improved lighting for worship services and enhance the unique details in the octagonal sanctuary.

GALLERIES AND COLLECTIONS

Saint John's Episcopal Church - Jesse Tree Sculpture, Roanoke, Virginia. 1994. New lighting design for the Jesse Tree Sculpture, a carving of Christ installed in Saint John's sanctuary.

United States Coast Guard, Marine Safety Exhibit, Yorktown, Virginia. 1994. Lighting design for gallery in the lobby of Hamilton Hall to provide general illumination and display lighting to establish the gallery atmosphere.

Breit Functional Crafts, Norfolk, Virginia. 1989. IIDA Section Award, 1999. Lighting design to enlarge a space that was long and narrow using fluorescent and tungsten-halogen fixtures on a budget of less than $1,000.

Harbor Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia. 1989. Lighting design to accommodate the needs of a gallery using a variety of display styles. Lighting in the storefront provides a marketing tool after business hours.

Stanley Residence, Norfolk, Virginia. 1987. Lighting design for an extensive collection of modern and classical paintings, sculptures, crafts, and other works.

Stiles Residence, Newport News, Virginia. 1991. Lighting renovations to illuminate an extensive collection of works by Carlton Abbott and other local artists.

Mansheim Residence, Norfolk, Virginia. 1990. Lighting addition for Kandinsky collection.

Barker Campbell and Farley Headquarters, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1988. New lighting design to enhance corporate image, highlight commissioned artwork relating to the advertising business, and provide lighting into storage areas.

RETAIL

Freestyle, Charlottesville, VA. 1994. Lighting design to create a boutique feeling within a store that was almost three times larger than the store's original space.

University Bookstore, Volume II, Blacksburg, VA. 1995. Designed lighting for new bookstore that primarily serves Virginia Polytechnic Institute and also the surrounding community.

Tower Mall, Portsmouth, Virginia. 1991. Renovation lighting design for all public areas in the mall, the mall offices, and exterior areas to highlight new landscaping and signs.

Pinboy's Entertainment Center, Chesapeake, Virginia. 1991. Created a permanently installed starlight backdrop to add character in the indoor miniature golf course that features a mural of a ship-at-sea with the night sky.

FX Electronics Showroom, Hampton, Virginia. 1989. New, vibrant lighting system to divide the immense, warehouse property into smaller visual areas.

OFFICES

Wheat First Securities Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia. 1991. New lighting design for all public spaces. Systems included wall washers for artwork, indirect lighting in the open-plan secretarial areas, and indirect fluorescent fixtures over each workspace. Lighting in the boardroom was integrated into a detailed, coffered ceiling and remained inconspicuous.

Lyall Design Architecture Offices, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1991. Designed vibrant display lighting system for reception area, energy-efficient task lighting for all work areas, flexible lighting for the conference room, and control systems for the complete office.

HOSPITALITY

Webb Student Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. 1993. Lighting design for the dining hall and lobby and for the President's new boardroom and the new student mall.

Virginia Commonwealth University Student Center, Richmond, Virginia. 1993. Architectural lighting design for University banquet hall. Theatrical lighting, sound reinforcement, and public address systems for University banquet hall.

German Club Alumni Foundation, Blacksburg, Virginia. 1993. Designed interior lighting system and sound reinforcement and public address systems for the alumni club's banquet hall.

Econo Lodge - Little Creek Road, Norfolk, Virginia. 1990. Exterior lighting design to light new murals efficiently and inexpensively, thereby increasing the property's visibility while limiting spill into the crowded neighborhood.

Freemason Abbey, Norfolk, Virginia. 1991. Illuminating a sign on the top of the steeple of a church renovated into a restaurant. Our solution uses a single, tungsten-halogen lamp to accent the sign gracefully on the historic building's steeple.

PRIVATE RESIDENCES

Pray Residence, Charleston, West Virginia. 1997. General lighting design to provide navigation from parking area to front door. Landscape accents to highlight trees and shrubs around the property, giving visual depth. Delicate indirect lighting accents to illuminate facades around the pool.

Tribert Residence, Kent, Connecticut. 1991. Designed architectural lighting for Victorian revival house with private art collection.

Kuyk Residence, Chester Center, Massachusetts. 1999. New lighting for renovation of an historic house originally built in 1790. Design pays careful attention to historic periods of each room and how the new electric lights fit into the historic environment.

Carr Residence, Roanoke, Virginia. 1988. A versatile system using direct and indirect lighting for gourmet cook's kitchen.

Dalhouse Residence, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. 1997. Landscape lighting that allows views from within the glass-enclosed, octagonal house. Trees, bushes, and shrubs are gently illuminated to allow the vistas to extend beyond the large plate-glass windows without being conspicuous when seen from the lake. A dimming system provides maximum control of the lighting design.

Kellam Residence, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1990. Winning the award for our most unusual commission: lighting in the wet bar of the master bathroom (an area about 2 feet deep and 3 feet wide).

Logan Residence, Daleville, Virginia. 1994. Lighting design for new kitchen and adjoining study areas. Lighting for master bathroom using indirect exterior luminaires hidden in sconces to light the ceiling indirectly. Renovation of dining room lighting using low-voltage fixtures to augment the period sconces and chandelier. Addition of new fixtures to enhance lighting in the library.

Smith Residence, Norfolk, Virginia. 1992. Lighting design for residential renovation included low-voltage wall-washing system to highlight turn-of-the-century murals, illumination of floor-to-ceiling stained glass on landing between first and second floors, and indirect lighting of dining room coordinated with refurbishment of the original chandelier.

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THEATRE CONSULTING

Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn, New York. 1993. Renovation and replacement of Opera House and Playhouse stage-lighting systems.

L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia. 1996. Theatre consultant for construction of 2,000-seat performance hall: sight-line studies, stage-house requirements, stage-lighting system design, rigging system design.

Jefferson Performance Hall, Roanoke, Virginia. 1999. Theatre consultant for feasibility study of renovation of high school auditorium into 800-seat theatre to be home of symphony, opera, and ballet companies and a roadhouse for touring companies.

Virginia Commonwealth University Student Center, Richmond, Virginia. 1993. Architectural lighting design for University banquet hall. Theatrical lighting, sound reinforcement, and public address systems for University banquet hall.

Roanoke Valley Government Access Cable Studio, Roanoke, Virginia. 1994. Broadcast studio dimming and control equipment and lighting fixtures.

Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland. 1992. Feasibility study for renovation of stage-lighting system.

Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, Connecticut. 1988. Feasibility study for new lighting system to meet both performance events and worship services.

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REPRESENTATIVE PERFORMANCE DESIGNS

Listed by producer, all productions are lighting designs unless otherwise noted.
* Indicates a premiere performance.

BALLET AND DANCE
MY DORA JARR - Los Angeles, California
Developed by Melinda Ring, Choreographer and Liz Young, Visual Artist
Presented at La Boca Space in downtown Los Angeles, My Dora Jarr was described as "a vigorous mental trip to an alternative architectural landscape where the viewer/participant experiences the very personal narrative of a lucid dream, filled with the unpredictable and inexplicable twists of nocturnal tales."

TIDEWATER BALLET ASSOCIATION - Norfolk, Virginia
Glenn White, Artistic Director
* Othello World Premiere June 1991 - Choreography by Glenn White.
* Titania's Dream World Premiere June 1991 - Choreography by Glenn White.
* Visions World Premiere November 1989 - Choreography by Glenn White.
* Romeo and Juliet World Premiere May 1989 - Choreography by Glenn White.
* Passing Lanes World Premiere November 1988 - Choreography by Deborah Levitan Thorpe.
* Memoria World Premiere September 1988 - Choreography by Glenn White.
* Trio Number Three World Premiere September 1988 - Choreography by Glenn White.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BALLET - Salem, Virginia
Terri Post, Artistic Director
The Nutcracker December 1997 - Choreography by Terri Post. Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium, Roanoke, Virginia.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY BALLET - Norfolk, Virginia
Istvan Ament, Artistic Director
The Nutcracker December 1987 through 1992 - Choreography by Istvan and Ana Ament.
* In Memoriam World Premiere April 1991 - Choreography by Istvan Ament.
* Making Ends Meet World Premiere May 1988 - Choreography by Gwen Spear Meng.
Spiders May 1988 - Choreography by Istvan Ament.
Ballads and Blues May 1988 - Choreography by Gwen Spear Meng.

CONTEMPORARY BALLET THEATRE - Williamsburg, Virginia
Juan Valqi and Sandra Belastrachi, Artistic Directors
Hansel and Gretel March 1992 - Choreography by Juan Valqi and Sandra Belastrachi.

THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY - Norfolk, Virginia
The Virginia Symphony Dance Series 1990 through 1993 Seasons - Lighting Consultant and Coordinator for performances by:

Royal New Zealand Ballet
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet
Louisville Ballet
Martha Graham Dance Company
The Kirov Ballet
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Miami City Ballet
Richmond Ballet


Produced by The Virginia Symphony at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia.

OPERA AND MUSICALS

OPERA ROANOKE - Roanoke, Virginia
Victoria Bond, Artistic Director
* Travels World Premiere May 1995 - Libretto by Ann Goette, Music by Victoria Bond. Directed by Jonathan Alan Arak. Produced by Opera Roanoke, Roanoke, VA. Craig Fields, Executive Director.

FLORIDA STAGE COMPANY - Manalapan, Florida
Louis Tyrrell, Artistic Director
Puttin' on the Ritz June 1996 - Co-directed by J. Barry Lewis and Lynnette Barkley.

HURRAH PLAYERS - Norfolk, Virginia
Hugh Copeland, Artistic Director
Snow White Goes West April 1992 - Directed by Hugh Copeland. Produced by The Hurrah Players, Norfolk, Virginia at The Wells Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.
The Wizard of Oz March 1991 - Directed by Hugh Copeland. Produced by The Hurrah Players, Norfolk, Virginia at Center Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.
Jack and the Beanstalk November 1990 - Directed by Hugh Copeland. Produced by The Hurrah Players, Norfolk, Virginia at Virginia Beach Pavilion Theatre, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Starmites March and September 1990 - Directed by Hugh Copeland. Produced by The Hurrah Players, Norfolk, Virginia at Center Theatre and The Wells Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.
Peter Pan March 1989 - Directed by Hugh Copeland. Produced by The Hurrah Players, Norfolk, Virginia at Center Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia.

DRAMAS

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY - Norfolk, Virginia
Charles Towers, Artistic Director
Fairy Tales of New York April 1990 - Sound Design. Directed by Charles Towers.
Ah, Wilderness! October 1987 - Sound Design. Directed by Charles Towers.
The Tempest April 1987 - Sound Design. Directed by Charles Towers.
* Haut Gout World Premiere March 1987 - Sound Design. Script by Alan Havis. Directed by Christopher Hannah. Produced by Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA.
Jitters February 1986 - Lighting and Sound Design. Directed by Pam Berlin.
* Wetter than Water World Premiere January 1986 - Lighting and Sound Design. Script by Deborah Pryor. Directed by Charles Towers.
Master Harold . . . and the Boys November 1985 - Lighting and Sound Design. Directed by Alex Dmitriev.
* Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazaar B. American premiere September 1985 - Sound Design. Script by J. P. Donleavy. Directed by Charles Towers.
Crimes of the Heart April 1985 - Lighting and Sound Design. Directed by Charles Towers.
* Morocco World Premiere March 1985 - Sound Design. Script by Alan Havis. Directed by Christopher Hannah.
Taking Steps January 1985 - Sound Design. Directed by Alex Dmitriev.
Amadeus September 1984 - Sound Design. Directed by Charles Towers.

VINTON BAPTIST CHURCH - Vinton, Virginia
Living Pictures Easter 1997 through 1999 - Conceived and directed by Rev. Chris Monroe.

CONCERTS

STRATTA-PHILIPS PRODUCTIONS - New York, New York
"Absolut Vocalese" March 1990, Carnegie Hall, New York City, featuring Al Jarreau, The Manhattan Transfer, Jon Hendricks, and The Count Basie Orchestra.

THE VIRGINIA SYMPHONY - Norfolk, Virginia
The Virginia Symphony Pops, Skitch Henderson, Conductor Resident Lighting Designer, December 1989 through April 1993 - Guest Artists include:

Mel Torme
Roger Williams
Judy Collins
Burt Bacharach
Bruce Hornsby
Cab Calloway
Chet Atkins
Marvin Hamlisch
Patti Page
Maureen McGovern
Emmylou Harris
Rosemary Clooney

Produced by The Virginia Symphony at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginia Beach Pavilion, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ogden Hall, Hampton University, Hampton VA. Willett Hall, Portsmouth, Virginia. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HOLLINS UNIVERSITY- Roanoke, Virginia
"Benefactor's Ball," April 1999. Transformation of the Hollins Gym into an elegant banquet hall for a soiré honoring donors to Hollins's new Wyndham Robertson Library.

HALE WEDDING - Roanoke, Virginia
Wedding Reception, September 1999, specialty lighting and custom designed effects for the wedding reception at Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke Virginia.

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REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

"Dirk can and does deliver. He has assisted me and others within my firm on many projects. We consider him a valued member of our design team, and trust his work to meet both our client's functional needs as well as our aesthetic ones. Certainly, my projects are better for his input."
-- Stephen C. Wright, AIA, Principal, Hanbury Evans Newill Vlattas & Company, Norfolk, VA

"I am so happy with what you've created for me. We transformed a dull theatre space into a vibrant living place of art. Thank you for your talent and easy going nature."
-- Jonathan Alan Arak, director of Travels, New York, NY

"Director Jonathan Alan Arak and lighting designer Dirk Kuyk made the small stage work for this delightful, heartily applauded new work."
-- Priscilla Richardson, Opera News, September 1995, review of world premiere of Travels

"Working with you was such a pleasure and your creativity greatly enhanced the ballets. I couldn't do this without you and the 1000% you do for TBA & me."
"Just a quick note to say again how very much I appreciate your creativity and energy. I think we make a great dynamic duo. Until next time."
-- Glenn White, late Artistic Director Tidewater Ballet and former soloist Joffrey Ballet (1988 & '89)

"Your use of color, exploration of space and shadow, plus your achievements with limited resources was nothing short of magical."
-- Jere Lee Hodgin, Artistic Director, Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA, commenting on Travels

"Dirk Kuyk's lighting was particularly effective in suggesting a primeval murkiness."
-- Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, November 19, 1989

"If Tidewater Ballet Association's Saturday evening program were a painting, it definitely would not be a still-life; it would be a multi-colored, elastic mural that took several forms and depicted many moods. . . . Dirk Kuyk's pristine lighting enhanced the work's light and dark moods."
-- Charles Taylor, The Virginian-Pilot, reviewing Tidewater Ballet performance circa 1988.

"Dirk, I wanted to thank you again for your excellent work on Ritz. . . . Both Lynette and I were grateful for your patience, persistence and creativity in the development of the work."
-- J. Barry Lewis, Director of Puttin' on the Ritz, Florida Stage Company, Manalapan, FL

"Both cast and players are illuminated to best advantage by Dirk Kuyk's lighting."
-- Jan Sjoostrom, Arts Editor, Palm Beach Daily News, June 20, 1996 review of Puttin' on the Ritz

"We have received many compliments from patrons, board members, and even musicians on your 'additions' to our performances. It is hard to find a designer who can make the stage look good AND make 60 musicians happy at the same time."
-- Jon Smith, Operations Manager, The Virginia Symphony (January 22, 1990)

"We found [Kuyk and Associates] work to be accurate and thorough. [They] paid close attention to the needs of both the institution and the crews working in our theatres to make sure that the system would work well for all involved . . . [They] made frequent site visits during a very tight construction phase, and saw the project through to completion. We were very satisfied with [their] work."
-- Norman MacArthur, Capital Projects Manager, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

". . . the lights are incredible. You are an artist in light!"
-- Rev. Tom O'Dell, Rector, Saint John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke, VA

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