The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) announced today that the design lighting firm BOLD (Brian Orter Lighting Design) has joined the project team for the Bradford Access Project. BOLD will work with the other team members on the proposed funicular, or inclined elevator, that will connect the town to the PMPM property. BOLD is donating the equivalent of $84,000 of their fee towards the Bradford Access project and to other lighting projects at the PMPM. BOLD is a national award-winning lighting design firm founded by Brian Orter that offers the knowledge and experience of its top tier designers who have worked in theater, architecture and interior design.
“BOLD joins our talented team of professionals who are designing and building the Bradford Access Project,” said Dr. K. David Weidner, Executive Director of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. “We are truly grateful that BOLD is generously donating part of their fee as a way to show its commitment to the important funicular project that will finally connect Bradford Street to the Monument property.”
Brian Orter, owner of BOLD, said that his firm is looking forward to working on this project.
“I’ve been visiting and sometimes living in Ptown for decades. I’ve always felt the lighting of the monument is a sacred and important beacon for visitors by car, pilots, mariners and residents. It’s a breathing part of our weather and personality. Getting it right from the Monument down to the funicular and being sensitive to all aspects of lighting in this town of photographers, painters, writers and historians is crucial. It would break my heart if it went awry. It’s also an honor to give back to a town that has given me so much.”
BOLD, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, has designed the lighting for the landmark Beekman Hotel in Manhattan, several historic branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the future 9 Dekalb Tower (the tallest tower in Brooklyn) and significant hotels and resorts around the world.
The Bradford Access Project is in the process of review by various Provincetown regulatory boards and the expected start date is some time in 2018 with the goal of completing the project in 2019. Once the regulatory review process concludes and the design elements decided, a final budget for the project will be determined.
Other team members are Jay Cashman, Inc. of Quincy, Coastal Engineering Company Inc. of Orleans, landscape architects Hawk Design, Inc. of Sandwich, architects Brown, Lindquist, Fenuccio & Raber of Yarmouthport and Outdoor Engineering of Colorado and Switzerland.