29th IALD Awards: Daglicht & Vorm Win Radiance
Fifteen award winners representing architectural lighting design projects from seven countries went home winners of the 29th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, recognized at a presentation held 10 May at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas, NV USA. Of the 15 projects recognized, two entries earned Special Citations, six earned Awards of Merit and seven earned Awards of Excellence.
IALD International Lighting Design Awards Chair Diane McNabb Rodriguez, Assoc IALD shared her excitement about this year’s award-winning projects. “The IALD received more than 200 submissions, drawn from all over the world, to its call for entries this year. These design solutions are high in caliber, varied in scope, geographically diverse and uniformly stunning to look at.”
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—only that they should be present at the evening’s award ceremony. The excitement is quite palpable at the event, which also serves as a fundraising dinner for the IALD Education Trust.
Accepting the Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design was Rudolf Teunissen of Daglicht & Vorm for “Broken Light” in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For details on this project’s award-winning qualities and additional photos, click here.
The IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner & 29th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards Presentation is the main fundraiser for the IALD Education Trust. Individuals and companies support the future of lighting design by purchasing tickets or sponsoring a table
Proceeds from the benefit dinner enable the IALD Education Trust to fund a variety of programs and activities that benefit students and support lighting education, including: scholarships, the LightPlay Workshop, attendance at IALD conferences, the Grant to Enhance Lighting Design Education, the Learn2Light.com Program, and ongoing outreach to architectural and theatrical lighting schools.
A tradition of excellence
As the longest-running award program recognizing architectural lighting design excellence, receiving an IALD award nod is universally heralded as the top honor in the lighting design industry.
The results of the 29th Annual Lighting Design Awards underscore the IALD’s commitment to recognizing quality lighting as defined by both aesthetic and technical expertise. As project focus and lighting codes mandate a shift in paradigm to lighting that is sustainable and maintainable, rigorous judging criteria ensures the IALD International Lighting Design Awards remains relevant, mirroring the global design environment. Over the years this program has become an industry benchmark, setting the bar in a position that requires adherence to the highest quality lighting design parameters.
The IALD is appreciative of the esteemed panel of seven judges who spent 3 full days reviewing entries. The judges included 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.
- Cynthia Burke, IALD, Burke Lighting Design Inc., San Diego, CA USA
- Michael Byun, IALD, LEED AP, Perkins + Will, Chicago, IL USA
- Denise Fong, IALD, Candela Architectural Lighting Design, Seattle, WA USA
- G. Michael Gehring, IALD, Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting Inc., El Segundo, CA USA
- Pamela Hull Wilson, FIALD, PHW Lighting Design, Dallas, TX USA
- Thomas Kaczkowski, AIA, LEED Green Assoc, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc., St. Louis, MO USA
- Mirjam Roos, Assoc IALD, Steensen Varming Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia
The IALD International Lighting Design Awards program honors lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement. Only those projects demonstrating consistent design quality and technical expertise receive award recognition.
The judging for the IALD International Lighting Design Awards is rigorous and blind to uphold the integrity of the process. Scoring is quantitative, with each judge confidentially assigning a numeric value to each criterion after a period of discussion. Ballots are tallied and results kept confidential until judging concludes. There is no point during the process in which judges are made aware of where a specific project stands in terms of receiving an award.
Judging took place in Chicago, Illinois, USA in December 2011.
Awards of Excellence
- Radiance Award – BROKEN LIGHT Rudolf Teunissen; Daglicht & Vorm
- THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL Paul Marantz, FIALD; Fisher Marantz Stone
- FUTAKO TAMAGAWA RISE Hiroyasu Shoji, IALD; Lightdesign Inc.
- LIGHTING BEIRUT ARCHITECTURE Elena Dallai; Light Cibles
- BANNER MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER LANTERN OF HOPE Sara Schonour, Associate IALD, Cannon Design
- LAGARES SHOWROOM Maurici Ginés, IALD, Artec3 Studio
- UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE Paul Zaferiou, IALD, Lam Partners
Awards of Merit
- HARROW SCHOOL CHAPEL Gary Campbell, DPA Lighting Design
- CHANDLER CITY HALL EXTERIOR LIGHTING Jeff Gerwing, IALD, Smithgroup JJR
- ST REGIS OSAKA Kaoru Mende, IALD, Lighting Planners Associates Inc.
- MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MEMORIAL David Mintz, FIALD, and Randy Burkett, FIALD; Randy Burkett Lighting Design Inc.
- HATOYA 3 BLDG Yutaka Inaba, Associate IALD; Forlights
- YOTEL Paul Gregory; Focus Lighting
- Special Citation for the Sensitive Application of Light in a Repurposed Urban Setting – THE HIGH LINE Hervé Descottes; L’Observatoire International
- Special Citation for the Successful Translation of a Visual Theme Into Light – NOVAMED POLYCLINIC Dean Skira; Skira Ltd.
The IALD, established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of 800 lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. Its members are distinguished by a unique blend of aesthetic and technical expertise, and operate at the highest level of integrity to create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design; to cultivate the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the power of light in human life.