IES announces 2014 Illumination Awards finalists for lighting design

IES announces 2014 Illumination Awards finalists for lighting design
IES announces 2014 Illumination Awards finalists for lighting design

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce the recipients of the IES Illumination Awards for 2014. The IES granted two Awards of Distinction, eleven Awards of Excellence, and five Special Citations. The Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. The Award of Distinction honors extraordinary achievement in lighting design. The Award of Excellence is presented for an exceptional contribution to the art and science of lighting design. The Special Citation recognizes superior elements of a project or, in some instances, the use of lighting as an art form.

IES announces 2014 Illumination Awards finalists for lighting designIES announces 2014 Illumination Awards finalists for lighting design

Awards were given in the following four categories:

Control Innovation Award
Sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association

Special citation for Innovative Lighting Controls Employed within a Corridor
Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Hospital Intensive Care Unit | Cleveland
Designers: Shawn Callahan - Karpinski Engineering

The Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award
Sponsored by Osram Sylvania

Special Citation for Demonstration of Daylight Brought into a Subterranean Repurposed Environment
Imagining the Lowline | New York City
Designers: Arup Raad Studio
Ed Jacobs - D.N.I./Brooklyn Navy Yard

Award of Excellence
Cherriots | Salem, OR
Designers: Daren Vandeberg - Reyes Engineering

Bank of America Building Façade | Dallas
Designers: Andy Lang, Jacob Gerber - Lang Lighting Design Inc.

The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

Award of Distinction
Waldorf Astoria Park Avenue Lobby & Entry | New York City
Designers: Renée Cooley, Gio Lee, Renée Joosten,Adam Kroll, Natalia Lesniak, June Park - Cooley Monato Studio
Marie-Paule Petitjean, Greg Cranford, Louis Hedgecock, Eric Ohr - BBG-BBGM
Alexandra Champalimaud, Winston Kong, HeeSeung Lee, Elisabeth Rogoff - Champalimaud

St. Moritz Church | Augsburg, Germany
Designers: Douglas James, Admir Jukanovic, Eszter Hanzseros - Mindseye

Award of Excellence
Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University | Durham, NC
Designers: Francesca Bettridge, Michael Hennes, Nira Wattanachote, Glenn Fujimura - Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Inc.
Pfeiffer Partners Architects

City Performance Hall | Dallas
Designers: Robert Shook, Maureen Mahr, Jennifer Curtis, Kimberly Corbett-Oates - Schuler Shook

Hyde at American Airlines Arena | Miami
Designers: Kyllene Jones, Bryan Klammer - Lighting Design Alliance

MIT Barker Engineering Library Reading Room | Cambridge, MA
Designers: Julie Rose, Jeffrey Sladen - Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting

Saenger Theatre | New Orleans
Designers: Michael DiBlasi, Julia Gordon - Schuler Shook

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital | Boston
Designers: Susannah Zweighaft - AKF Group Lighting Design
Claudia Saavedra

University of Baltimore Angelos Law Center | Baltimore
Designers: Maureen Moran, Scott Guenther, Kate Fuller, Mitch Johnson – MCLA Inc.

Verizon Innovation Center | San Francisco
Designers: Carrie Hawley, Robyn Goldstein, Michelle Tessier, Lindsey Mackey - HLB Lighting Design

Special Citation for Innovative Use of Acrylics in Lighting
Lobby at First National Building | Detroit
Designers: Lindsey Mehlberg, Darko Banfic - Peter Basso Associates Inc.
Jaimelyn Neher, Bob McLean - Neumann/Smith Architecture
Sandra Olave-Sabbagh - College for Creative Arts

Special Citation for Illumination of a Four Story-High Onyx Wall
Mariinsky II Theatre | St. Petersburg, Russia
Designers: Ion Luh, Rebecca Ho-Dion, Wally Eley - Consullux Lighting Consultants / CEL
A.J. Diamond, Gary McCluskie, Michael Treacy - Diamond Schmitt Architects

Special Citation for the Creative Introduction of Skylights with integrated Lighting
Microsoft Sales and Marketing, Building 121 | Redmond, WA
Designers: Kat Harding - Pivotal Lighting Design
Kyle Gaffney, Shannon Gaffney, Jami Howard, Steve Olson - SkB Architects

The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Outdoor Lighting Design

Award of Excellence
Yonkers Casino | Yonkers, NY
Designers: Suzan Tillotson, Ellen Sears, Mitul Parekh, Kate Nelson - Tillotson Design Associates
Jay Valgora, Gianfranco Cerini, Florence Orlando, Roberto Mancinelli, Andy Wu, Mar Granados - Studio V Architecture

The IES honored the 2014 IES Illumination Award recipients at the IES Annual Conference on November 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. At the event, the IES proudly presented the awards to the teams of these eighteen outstanding designs. For more information about each project and to view images of the designs and a list of the Merit recipients, please visit the IES website at

About the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
IES is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting. Since 1906, the IES has sought to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. A broad variety of programs, including publications, conferences and seminars, have been established to accomplish this mission. IES publishes and distributes the finest lighting literature authored by committees with the most experienced minds in industry and academia today.


Clayton Gordon - Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
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