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Since founded in 1938, Gotham® continues to be one of the most respected names in architectural downlighting, with a specific focus on architectural integration, optical performance, reliability and innovation.

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The Gotham Story

Gotham® was founded in 1938 in New York City by Harry Gerstel, a devotee of well-known architect and lighting pioneer Richard Kelly. Harry Gerstel was driven by the convergence of two significant trends of the day. One was the advancing technology of electric lamps, which were quickly replacing gas lamps. The other was the growing international influence of modernist architects, whose preference for minimalist interiors called for light sources that were hidden from view.

From the beginning, the company's focus on architectural integration, optical performance, reliability and innovative manufacturing processes resulted in Gotham® quickly becoming one of the most respected names in architectural lighting. The firm's working relationship with Richard Kelly's office established an extraordinarily high standard in downlighting that became the Gotham® trademark and has served as its heritage ever since.

THE GOTHAM STORY

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Industries

The Gotham® minimalistic, high-performing and code-compliant product offering is suited for just about any industry, including commercial offices, healthcare, education, hospitality, education and retail applications
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Humanistic

At Gotham® we are proud to be a leader in developing and delivering innovative, impactful lighting solutions. Learn about our vision of Humanistic Lighting.
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Training

The Acuity Academy is an online campus that offers several options for continuing education; instructor-led training, live webinars and eLearning courses.
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Careers

Acuity Brands Lighting is always looking for the best and the brightest talent, click here to see the available potions.
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