WINNERS OF THE 34TH ANNUAL IALD INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS ANNOUNCED IN PHILADELPHIA CEREMONY

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Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered at the Crystal Tea Room on 10 May to honor the winners of the 34th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Twenty-two projects from eight countries were on display – including interiors, monuments, façades, museums, and a residence. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design.

The highest point score winner across all categories, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, receives the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. Winners of the Radiance Award do not know in advance of their Radiance Award-winning status prior to the evening—only that they should be present at the evening’s award ceremony.

Accepting the Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design was Dongning Wang, IALD, part of the project team from Beijing United Artists Lighting Design for the Harbin Opera House in Harbin, China.

Of the 22 projects recognized, three entries earned Special Citations, fourteen earned Awards of Merit and five earned Awards of Excellence.

ABOUT THE IALD INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards program is the longest-running awards program recognizing excellence in architectural lighting design. The program honors lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement. Judging is a rigorous and blind process; only those projects demonstrating consistent design quality and technical expertise receive award recognition after three straight days of judging.

IALD Awards Chair Dawn Hollingsworth, FIALD, writes:

Over the last number of years, the IALD Awards program has made a number of changes, thanks to the hard work of the IALD Awards Task Force, chaired by Stephen Lees, FIALD – and I want to thank him particularly for his wonderful work with that group. Maintaining theprestige and integrity of this program is an ongoing process, and I believe the Task Force’s recommendations will help keep the IALD Awards relevant to our profession.

The IALD Awards is a living program, meant to capture the most exciting projects at the highest level of architectural lighting design excellence. I was so impressed this year by the caliber of all the projects the jury reviewed.

One of the judges on this year’s panel spoke at length to me after the judging about the high bar of submissions from all over the world. It’s clear that lighting design as a profession is vibrant, successful, and alive. You should all be proud of your work.

The IALD is appreciative of our esteemed panel of seven judges. The judges include five IALD members at various experience levels, including a sustainability expert. An interior designer and architect join these five IALD members to complete the panel of seven judges.

2017 IALD INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARD JUDGES

CARLOS FORTES, IALD, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
ERIN PRIMERANO, NCIDQ, LEED AP, SYRACUSE, NY USA
STEVEN ROSEN, FIALD, SALEM, MA USA
MARY RUSHTON BEALES, IALD, LONDON, UK
EILEEN THOMAS, IALD, LC, LEED AP, IRVINE, CA USA
JASON VAN AUKER, IRVINE, CA USA
BIRGIT WALTER, IALD, BARCELONA, SPAIN

JUDGING PROCESS

In the first phase of judging, the jury reviews the posters submitted by the entrants, accompanied by the 100-word brief. Judges discuss each poster and determine whether the project should move to round two. A supermajority – five out of seven judges – must vote “yes” for the project to proceed.

During the second round, the jury has the opportunity to review all the submitted evidence for every project. This includes photographs, renderings, technical drawings, and videos, as well as the 450-word brief submitted by the entrants. This brief gives submitters a chance to describe their design process, explain their specifications, and clarify what each image is intended to convey.

Final scoring is quantitative, with each judge confidentially assigning a numeric value to a series of criteria. (A full list of judging criteria is available under the “Awards” section at iald.org, under Call for Entries.) Ballots are tallied and results kept confidential until judging concludes. The highest point score winner among all of the entries receives the Radiance Award for Lighting Design Excellence.

WINNERS

Radiance Award

Harbin Opera House
Dongning Wang, IALD
Beijing United Artists
Harbin, China

Excellence

599 Lexington Avenue Ground Floor Upgrades
Suzan Tillotson, IALD
Tillotson Design Associates
New York, NY USA

Excellence

Barneys New York
Emily Monato, Assoc IALD
Cooley Monato Studio
New York, NY USA

Excellence

Cathedrale Notre-Dame De Strasbourg
Jean-Yves Soetinck
L’acte Lumière

Strasbourg, France

Excellence

Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa
Francesca Bettridge, IALD
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Iowa City, IA USA

Merit

225 Park Avenue South
Anita Jorgensen, IALD
Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design
New York, NY USA

Merit + Sustainability

888 Boylston
Gabe Guilliams
Buro Happold
Boston, MA, USA

Merit

Amanemu
Kaoru Mende, FIALD
Lighting Planners Associates
Ise -Shima, Japan

Merit

Chicago Riverwalk
Schuler Shook
Ross Barney Architects Sasaki
Chicago, IL USA

Merit

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Donn Salisbury, IALD
Electrolight
Perth, Australia

Merit

Debenhams Oxford Street
Lee Prince, IALD
Light + Design Associates
London, England UK

Merit

Elements of Byron Central Facilities
Ash Dowthwaite, Associate IALD
Tony Dowthwaite Lighting Design
Byron Bay, Australia

Merit

The Farm Residence
Donn Salisbury, IALD
Electrolight
Gerroa, Australia

Merit

Gasholder Park
Mark Major, IALD
Speirs + Major
London, England UK

Merit

Kunst Museum Basel Light Frieze
Valentin Spiess
iart ag
Basel, Switzerland

Merit

National Gallery Singapore
Kaoru Mende, FIALD
Lighting Planners Associates
Singapore

Merit

Smithsonian African American History + Culture – Fascade
Hank Forrest, IALD
Fisher Marantz Stone
Washington, DC USA

Merit

U.S.A.F. Academy Center for Character + Leadership Development
Scott Matthews, IALD
Brandston Partnership Inc
Colorado Springs, CO USA

Merit

Wintrust Financial Corporation
Jim Baney, IALD
Schuler Shook
Chicago, IL USA

Citation (1)
1.8 by Janet Echelman
Jake Wayne
Arup
Washington, DC USA

Citation (2)

Capelle Corneille Regional Auditorium of Normandy
Anne Bureau, IALD
Wonderfulight
Rouen, France

Citation (3)

Park Avenue Armory Veterans Room
Paul Marantz, FIALD
Fisher Marantz Stone
New York, NY USA

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