Above and right: the Wing Honor Board Room’s LED-backlit folded-plane laylight has an aperture with a view of Polaris through the
Opposite, bottom: the CCLD’s angled form is designed as an iconic
counterpoint to the Air Force Academy Chapel
of the skylight directs light from DMX-controlled,
dimmable, narrow-beam LED floodlights into and
around the Forum.
Natural light reaches below the Forum to the Wing
Honor Board Room, where potential breaches
of the Cadet Honor Code are investigated. This
subterranean room is windowless but with one-way glass so that proceedings can be viewed while
deliberations remain private. The ceiling laylight has
both LED backlighting and an elliptical oculus, which
not only provides illumination but also gives a view
from the witness chair, through the Forum skylight,
directly to Polaris, the North Star, which acts as an
almost literal moral compass.