Featured Project – Monterey Provides Lighting for Remodel of the Hewlett Building at Graduate Theological Union

Project Summary

Monterey Lighting Solutions worked with Camello General Contractor in Berkeley, CA, to provide lighting for the remodel of Graduate Theological Union’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Building. The building, originally designed in the Brutalist style by renowned architect, Louis Kahn, is a centerpiece for the campus. An oculus at the building’s center functions to bring in natural light and connect each of the building’s three stories. The remodel, which aimed to preserve the iconic design while updating its 50K square feet of space for modern functionality, features study rooms, classrooms, library space, an eating area, an art gallery, and an atrium.

The project required Monterey to work closely with the general contractor to create a lighting plan that maintained the integrity of the building’s bright and beautiful interior landscape, and multi-use functionality, while also paying close attention to the project’s budgetary requirements. The project was finished on time, within budget, and ready for the school’s 61st anniversary celebration.


Graduate Theological Union


The Flora Lamson Hewlett Building


Berkeley, CA

Project Type



Camello, Inc., General Contractor

Project Scope

  • Lighting Procurement for Full Remodel of Library and Study Hall
  • Single Point of Contact for Lighting Affiliates
  • Constant Communication with General Contractor
  • Achieved Budget Consensus While Maintaining Design Integrity
  • Assembled Multiple Product and Pricing Options for Each Component
  • Ensured Product Lead Times and Delivery


  • Completed On-Time and Within Budget