2011 Lumen Award Winners

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2011 Lumen Awards Winners Announced at the 43rd Annual Lumen Gala

The 43rd Annual Lumen Gala took place June 8th to celebrate the 2011 winners of the Lumen Awards.  The event was hosted by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC); a volunteer professional organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual admiration and appreciation of all things lighting.  More than 700 people gathered at the Chelsea Piers to recognize lighting design members whose exceptional professionalism, excellence and originality have recently culminated in some of the world’s most innovative lighting projects.

Elena Mikoleski of Acuity Brands and Adrienne Shulman of GE Lighting presented eleven awards in three categories throughout the evening.  Some of the awards presented include: The Lumen Award of Excellence, the highest level of recognition; The Lumen Award of Merit, prestigious recognition in permanent architectural application; and the Lumen Citation, a special award for art installation, technical detail, and other work.

Here is the moment you’ve been waiting for… the results!

There were three Awards of Excellence this year, each winner completed standout projects, definitely worthy of this recognition!  Focus Lighting won for their work on the Science Storms exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL.  Lumen Architecture also secured an Award of Excellence for their work on the Arthouse in Austin, Texas.   The third award went to Renfro Design Group for their creative lighting strategy in the Art Collector’s Loft, in New York City.

Science Storms at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago- By Focus Lighting

The three Awards of Merit went to Tillotson Design Associates, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, and One Lux StudioTillotson Design Associates earned this award for their lighting contributions to the now picturesque Lincoln CenterCline Betteride Bernstein Lighting Design also won this award for their work in New York City, at the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park.  One Lux Studio impressed the panel of judges with their unique designs for 1.4 million square foot office tower at 155 N. Wacker Street in Chicago.

Lincoln Center, NY- By Tillotson Design Associates

The five Lumen Citation awards were given to lighting design firms who focused on artistic details during installation, and this year’s winner’s impressive projects perfectly fit this description.  Renfro Design Group won their second award of the evening for their restoration of the The Morgan Library & Museum – the McKim Library Restoration in New York City.  Cooley Monato Studio received an Award of Citation for their lighting transformation at the Mall of America, South Avenue Renovation, in Bloomington, MN.  The Lumen Citation for Residential Lighting went to Lighting Workshop for their contributions to the Flavor Paper project in Brooklyn, NY.  Fisher Marantz Stone won the Lumen Citation for façade lighting, with their impressive work on the soaring and slender Burj Khalifa in Dubai.  The final Lumen Citation, for simple and playful use of light, went to RS Lighting Design for their designs at ABKCO Music and Records in New York.

Flavor Paper, Brooklyn, NY-By Lighting Workshop

In addition to the amazing projects recognized at the Gala, a few individuals were honored for their involvement in IESNYC.  The NYC Brilliance Award was given to Randy Sabedra, RS Lighting, past president of IESNYC for his dedication and contribution to the section.  The NYC Section Meritorious Award was presented to Peter Jacobson, Con Edison of New York, recognizing his outstanding service in his fifteen or more years in the society.  Last but not least, The Section Service Award was granted to Zengwei Fu, SBLD Studio, for five or more years of remarkable service to the section.

These fantastic designs lit up our day, so we hope they brighten yours too!!  Congrats to all the Lumen Award Winners!

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