The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC), the largest section in the Society, announced the recipients of the 2013 Lumen Awards at the 45th annual Lumen Gala, the most celebrated lighting event in New York City.
Seven New York City-based lighting design firms — Arup, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Cooley Monato Studio, Fisher Marantz Stone, Lighting Workshop, Reveal Design Group, and Tillotson Design Associates — received Lumen Awards for excellence, professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design.
The nine award-winning projects were presented in three categories: the Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application; the Lumen Award of Merit, in recognition for a meritorius permanent architectural application; and a Lumen Citation, in recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation, or other work.
This year, the jury honored three firms with a Lumen Award of Excellence: Tillotson Design Associates’ East River Waterfront Pier 15 and Esplanade in New York, Cooley Monato Studio’s Mall of America East Boulevard Renovation, in Bloomington, MN; and Fisher Marantz Stone’s Chapel at Miho Institute of Aesthetics in Shigaraki, Japan.
The four Awards of Merit were presented. Arup received a Merit for The Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO; Lighting Workshop won for Logan (a production studio and office) in New York; and CBBLD received two Merit Awards, one for the Richard B. Fisher Building at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the second for the Torre Iberdrola in Bilbao, Spain.
Two Lumen Citations were awarded. The Reveal Design Group was awarded a Lumen Citation “for the complete transformation of a space through lighting,” for the Park Hyatt in Washington, D.C., and Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD) won their Citation “for the use of light to transform architecture” at St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA.
“The New York lighting community is in its full radiance at the Lumen Gala, the IESNYC’s celebration of excellence in lighting design,” said Charles Cameron, president of the IESNYC and principal at Studio C Squared.
“A Lumen Award is a highly regarded honor in the lighting industry, and winning a Lumen is quite an achievement, considering the abundance of talented, creative, and technically savvy New York-based lighting designers.”
Faith Baum, IES, IALD, DLFNY, founder and principal, Illumination Arts; Dan Blitzer, IES, IALD, DLFNY, principal, The Practical Lighting Workshop; Elizabeth Donoff, editor of Architectural Lighting; Matt Franks, IES, DLFNY, LC, LEED AP, associate and senior lighting consultant, Arup; Scott Herrick, AIA, partner, HLW International ; Donal Sheehan, AIA, LEED GA, architectural lighting designer, Reveal Design Group; JoAnne Lindsley FIES, FIALD, lighting designer, Lindsley Consultants; Peiheng Tsai, DLFNY, LEED GA, founder, PHT Lighting, comprise this year’s jury.