First National Bank Tower Re-light

First National Bank Tower Re-light

Morrissey Engineering provided lighting design services for First National Bank's 45-floor tower located in downtown Omaha. Initially constructed in 2002, the lighting system had significantly deteriorated. This allowed the design team to preserve the tower's identifying aesthetics, reduce energy consumption, and resolve maintenance issues that had plagued the tower.


This project won a 2016 IES Illumination Award of Merit



  • High-dynamic-range imaging 
  • Photometric calculations
  • Full-scale mockups for optics, lensing, and offsets from the building
  • Illumination of 20 stories of façade with luminaires
  • Six 18-degree beam spreads 
  • Color consistency and uniformity were greatly improved
  • Controls extinguish the lighting at midnight to preserve the night sky but return before the morning commute
  • The design solution substantially decreased maintenance and met budget requirements 






Omaha, Nebraska

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