“The Clock” at Irvine Spectrum Center

Project Description
First Circle Design and The Irvine Company’s objective was to create a plaza destination with a kinetic feel, which would encourage guests to enjoy the surrounding environment and create a gathering space for activity.

The concept was a true design collaboration between the consultants, contractors, Targetti USA, and the center ownership. The design derived from multiple needs: 1) to aesthetically balance and support the newly planted massive tree, 2) to create a seating experience that was kinetic and aligned with Sports Authority’s active clientele, and, 3) to fulfill the need for a town hall clock. As large and as encompassing as the Irvine Spectrum is, a community clock was absent but necessary – so, why not put in the ground? Therefore, The Clock is more reflective of a sculptural piece that is designed to engage the guests as opposed to a clock plainly set for time function only.


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Project Details

City: Irvine, California

Lighting Designer: Matt Levesque, First Circle Design Inc.

Landscape Architect Burton Studios

Client Bob Lisle, The Irvine Company

Lighting Programmer Mark Matzkanin

Category Hospitality and Entertainment

Year July, 2015

Light Effect Custom In-grade RGB Pavers, Accent lighting, Grazing lighting

Case Study

Irvine Spectrum Center is Orange County California’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination. As one of Southern California’s most popular entertainment and lifestyle destinations, more than 17 million people visit Irvine Spectrum Center annually. When Irvine Spectrum Center opened in November of 1995, it was envisioned by the Irvine Company as a unique retail center, offering an array of shopping for the whole family and a gathering point for the community as Orange County’s cultural and entertainment epicenter.