Building Design + Construction

“Illumination, especially the combination of historic and contemporary lighting, is a key component of this successful restoration…a consummate, classic example of the high art of preservation,'” of Aurora’s restoration work at Yale University Library. Also featured in Building Design + Construction.

Traditional Building

Traditional Building mentions the 19 custom chandeliers we fabricated for the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest names Aurora in Best of Brooklyn Designers!
Collaborations with studio neighbor Peter Lane featured in this AD video tour of Robert Downey Jr’s home in the Hamptons.


  • Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, Park Avenue Armory, 2017
  • Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, New York Public Library, 2017
  • Renaissance Award, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Apple Store Upper East Side, 2016
  • Excellence in Historic Preservation, The Preservation League of NY State, Apple Store Upper East Side, 2016
  • Reconstruction Award, Building Design + Construction, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 2016
  • Excellence in Architecture, AIA, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 2016
  • Lumen Award, IESNYC, Carnegie Hall, 2015
  • Lumen Award, IESNYC, Yale University Sterling Memorial Library, 2013
  • Project Team Award, First Place, Connecticut Building Congress, Restoration of Waterbury City Hall, 2011
  • National Preservation Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Eldridge Street Synagogue, 2008
  • Preservation Initiative Certificate, Historic Albany Foundation, Great Western Staircase, 2007
  • 10-Under-10 Manufacturer of the Year, NYIRN & Made in NYC, 2007


Principal Dawn Ladd gives a lecture at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, 2019

MADE IN NYC takes a tour of our shop, 2016

Ebay scavenger episode on Aurora Lampworks, 2013

Principal Dawn Ladd speaks about the restoration of lighting fixtures at Eldridge Street Synagogue, 2008