The South Bend River Lights display, a project to which Lawson-Fisher Associates contributed various services to, was featured in the recent ‘Light as Art III’ issue of CODAmagazine, a monthly digital design + art publication which showcases the best projects from all over the world.

The River Lights were a birthday gift to the City of South Bend and the highlight of the City’s 150th anniversary of its incorporation. The display focuses awareness on the river as well as emphasizes the connection of the river as a part of South Bend’s history. The display was designed by internationally renowned Artist Rob Shakespeare.

The display includes three locations along the river right in the heart of downtown South Bend. Two of the sculptures sit on opposite sides of the river to illuminate the cascading falls of the St. Joseph River, while a third sculpture spotlights the “Keeper of the Fire” statue. The union of these three displays, located both in Seitz Park and on the Century Center Island, symbolically unite the two sides of the river.

LFA was excited to have played a significant role in this unique project. The River Lights will illuminate South Bend’s beautiful downtown river area and will be enjoyed by all for many years to come. Check out these links for the featured article in CODAmagazine or for additional information on the River Lights project.