WELCOME TO THE LUMEN WEST AWARDS 2020

About Lumen West

The annual Lumen West Awards is a uniquely combined event that celebrates outstanding lighting design by members of two of North America’s most prolific and talented sections of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Los Angeles and Orange County sections. Lumen West also recognizes individual Section achievement awards as well as announces the winners of the Russell Cole Memorial Student Lighting Design Competition.

Due to circumstances precipitated by Covid-19 situation, our June 20, 2020 event has been canceled and, in its place, we welcome you to enjoy a new website that showcases the very best lighting design by colleagues of our constituent sections in Southern California for projects that span the globe.

About the Illumination Awards

The IES SoCal Illumination Awards program is the centerpiece of Lumen West and recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting, design and construction excellence.

The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the stated program criteria in four Award categories: Interior Illumination, Exterior Illumination, Controls Innovation and Energy and Environmental Design. These projects represent this year’s Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence in their respective categories.

Rosemarie Allaire
RALD (OC)

Matt Alleman
SmithGroup (LA)

Craig Brauks
ANP Lighting (OC)

Danny Cain
Salas O’Brien / OMB (OC)

Terry Charron
Current Light (LA)

Ramona Pratt
Pratt Lighting Design (LA)

David Komonosky
Delray Lighting (LA)

Mindy Iannello
Performance Lighting Systems (OC)

Join us in this online celebration as we honor this year’s award winners of the IES SoCal Illumination Awards!

WELCOME TO
THE LUMEN WEST
AWARDS 2020

About Lumen West

The annual Lumen West Awards is a uniquely combined event that celebrates outstanding lighting design by members of two of North America’s most prolific and talented sections of the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Los Angeles and Orange County sections. Lumen West also recognizes individual Section achievement awards as well as announces the winners of the Russell Cole Memorial Student Lighting Design Competition.

Due to circumstances precipitated by Covid-19 situation, our June 20, 2020 event has been canceled and, in its place, we welcome you to enjoy a new website that showcases the very best lighting design by colleagues of our constituent sections in Southern California for projects that span the globe.

About the
Illumination Awards

The IES SoCal Illumination Awards program is the centerpiece of Lumen West and recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum, representing knowledge of lighting, design and construction excellence.

The judging system is entirely based on how well the lighting design meets the stated program criteria in four Award categories: Interior Illumination, Exterior Illumination, Controls Innovation and Energy and Environmental Design. These projects represent this year’s Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence in their respective categories.

Rosemarie Allaire
RALD (OC)

Matt Alleman
SmithGroup (LA)

Craig Brauks
ANP Lighting (OC)

Danny Cain
Salas O’Brien / OMB (OC)

Terry Charron
Current Light (LA)

Ramona Pratt
Pratt Lighting Design (LA)

David Komonosky
Delray Lighting (LA)

Mindy Iannello
Performance Lighting Systems (OC)

Join us in this online celebration as we honor this year’s award winners of the IES SoCal Illumination Awards!

AWARD OF MERIT FOR INTERIORS

AWARD OF MERIT FOR INTERIORS

Athletic Propulsion Labs Flagship

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Archit Jain, Joel Weston, Scott Hatton
Oculus Light Studio

Photography: Jake Janisse

The first brick-and-mortar store for an internet company needed to reflect the brand’s identity of creating luxury and performance shoes. Collaborating with an overseas minimalist architect, the design envisioned an all-white art gallery with the shoes creating the only source of color “pop”. The cavernous 31ft tall, 115ft deep space, rushed 3-month construction schedule, and extremely budget-conscious client, all posed challenges.

To mitigate the compressed width and accentuate the church-like proportions, lighting was pared down to three strategies: ‘skylight’ domes, backlit feature wall/ceiling, and integral shoe display lighting. The skylight and backlit surfaces are color tunable to match the daylight from the front window and provide 30fc of light. The glowing surfaces help expand the space, and the 3500K, 92 CRI niche LED strips provide both a halo and front light, making the shoes appear to hover. The backlit surfaces have 90+ CRI and the soft lighting keeps UGR under 10.

Given the limited energy allowance and extensive amounts of backlighting required, careful attention was paid to the right combination of light levels and wattage. The skylights are backlit with 3w/sf LED sheets while the walls and ceilings use 1.5w/sf LED sheets. The niche lighting was sized down to the inch with drivers engineered to run at full capacity.

Controls substituted from DMX to 0-10V helped meet the strict budget. Extrusions and accessories were value engineered, but not the tapelight specification itself, as early client communication established the importance of tight binning of the LEDs to avoid the undesirable impact of color shift from inexpensive products.

The store opened in time for Black Friday sales to rave reviews with the shoe design reciprocated in its store design: simple yet severe. While the store dimensions and scale are quite dramatic, it is at the same time very calming to be inside.

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Aviron

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Archit Jain, Sarah Wang, Scott Hatton
Oculus Light Studio

Photography: Felderman Keatinge & Associates

A media production company wanted their new office to reflect their brand identity and impress investors, while being cost conscious. The design team conceived of the space as a metaphorical boat gliding over water with architectural lighting strategies used to enhance that idea. 

With water, comes movement and filtered light. So, starting at the entry lobby, glass panels with abstracted water patterns are backlit to emphasize this idea. These also create the much-needed vertical illumination and balance daylight in adjacent spaces. Recessed adjustable downlights accent a water patterned art wall. 

Towards the break area, the undulating ceiling soffit transforms into the silhouette of a boat hull, with integrated cove lighting emphasizing the warmth of the boat’s wooden joists. Decorative pendants and glowing display shelves provide a relaxing environment. 

Outside the meeting room, ripple projectors create moving water reflection patterns and inside, a custom decorative pendant deconstructs the paddle stroke movement. 

Custom and decorative fixtures achieve 30fc at workstations and offices. Using all LED lighting keeps the project energy usage below Title24 standards. Lighting controls with AV interface provide flexible control and energy use reduction.

Fixtures were carefully oriented to minimize glare, especially in the perimeter offices so that an iconic nighttime city view is enjoyed without reflections.

Due to the client’s requirements for budget and construction schedule, value engineering in collaboration with the architect reduced cost, and shortened lead times without detracting from the design’s key concepts. 

Through extensive coordination, 3D-modeling, and on-site mockups, the lighting design is ultimately successful as an integral part of the design narrative. The company is thriving, and an expansion of the space is currently in design.

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Christ Cathedral

Garden Grove, CA

Designers:
Francis Krahe, Jason Grandpre
Francis Krahe & Associates, Inc.

Photography: Francis Krahe, Tom Bonner

A postmodern masterpiece, Christ Cathedral, re-opened its doors after a two-year, $77 million renovation which included a mesmerizing daylighting and lighting system blanketing the more than 10,000 panes of glass. The project represents a masterful solution that incorporates lighting design and daylighting on a grand scale in an iconic building. A key feature of the renovation is a beautiful array of specially designed quatrefoil shades which control the sunlight and house the lighting. While sunlight poured into the building, the original design presented many challenges in terms of glare and heat gain. A solution, conducive to inspiration and contemplation for a 21st century worship space, was needed. Lighting is comprised of multiple layers of light, in mostly low intensities for ambient lighting, and high intensity spotlights to allow for focused highlighted functions. Direct accent lights provide higher illuminance for key aspects of the worship space with appropriate hierarchy and prominence. High performance LED theatrical fixtures are used to light the altar, art work, and choir loft. LED downlights are mounted above the quatrefoils to light the seating and aisles in the balconies and the main floor. The Nave lighting is integrated within the proposed ceiling and wall panel Quatrefoil system through an LED up light within the maximum aperture panels (45° open) which are placed in a random pattern to create the cloud formation. The surface illumination on the panels also reduces the contrast to exterior brightness during the day. Soft indirect light is provided for the Nave pews at the Balcony and Ground Floor from the reflected light of the Quatrefoils at the ceiling and walls. The new design softens the space and creates an internally focused worship space. While the original design is still in evidence, the renovation creates a markedly different experience for visitors today.

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Foley and Lardner LLP

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Erin Erdman, Haley Bendis
Esquared Lighting Design

Photography: Eric Laignel

When working long hours in a law office in a highrise, there is little exposure to natural light. Over time, this irregular circadian pattern is a factor causing many mental and physical health issues. In an effort to combat such effects, this law firms’s office is designed to draw cues from nature to support health and wellness. Glare from electric lights is minimized throughout the project by using indirect lighting for general lighting. The office’s central hub utilizes color tuning lights programmed to match the color of daylight, as it is the furthest space from perimeter windows. Color temperature ranging from 2700-5000K, continuously shifting with signals from an astronomical clock. Being sandwiched between highrise floors, the only source of natural light is the perimeter of the office. For this reason, light coves become a regular architectural language to give the illusion of skylight and clerestory ceiling penetration. These lighting techniques compliment natural wood finishes and bright and vibrant surfaces.

Because much of their day is spent reviewing documents, office occupants require high, even light levels with low contrast ratios, surpassing typical IES recommendations. Highly efficient fixtures with diffuse light output were strategically chosen to achieve the desired lighting effect with extreme wattage restrictions of California’s Energy Codes. Beyond that, due to budget constraints, many fixtures were eliminated during the VE process so extra care was given to assure occupants would be comfortable with the minimum number of light fixtures. Additionally, the majority of fixtures are surface-mounted or recessed in a tile ceiling, making them accessible for future maintenance.

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Golden State Warriors
Chase Center Arena

San Francisco, CA

Designers:
Matthew Levesque, Brady J. King, Bradley Bouch,
Francis Mempin, Eduardo Alaniz
First Circle Design

Photography: Jason O’Rear

The state-of-the-art 18,000-seat Chase Center arena, home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, was designed with intent to elicit an inviting atmosphere to its visitors – whereby each interior destination embodies varieties of opulence and opportunities for eclectic guest experiences. The array of suites, diverse clubs, and public spaces evoke a new caliber of design for arenas – a hospitable blending of high-end luxury and sports. The main concourse level emulates ambient lighting – kinetic in form – to fill the vast scale of a contemporary zone. Court-level clubs integrate an industrial theme with purposeful high-contrasting finish selections and exaggerated fixture scaling while hidden lighting illuminates open structural arena space overhead. Utilizing an unprecedented technique, the interior lighting color rendering was specified at a warm, 3000 Kelvin, 90 CRI luminaires to support subtle layers of color-changing lighting, integrated within the interior massing of seven leveled tiers, and proudly representing the Warriors team colors of royal blue and golden yellow. Erected on schedule, within energy code compliance, and with 100% LED technology and LEED certification, the Chase Center delivers a new standard in exclusive arena design.

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Goop

New York

Designers:
Sean O’Connor
Sean O’Connor Lighting

Photography: Courtesy of Goop

This New York boutique’s site-specific design combines art deco and contemporary references. The shop has three rooms, each with a distinct look and feel for different product categories including fashion, jewelry and accessories, as well as home and beauty. Seven fixture types and an array of lighting details unify the space, creating an inviting home-like space, while defining the brand’s visual identity and highlighting their unique assortment of products.
The art deco elliptical room is accentuated with a perimeter cove with dim to warm lighting and a deco inspired pendant. Flangeless recessed accent lighting is graphically applied in support of the architecture and provides highlighting for merchandise displays at the perimeter and freestanding floor fixtures.

In-wall jewelry cases are detailed with pixel free 3000K LED strip lights in concealed vertical and horizontal slots. Recessed accent lighting provides illumination within the horizontal display cases.
A laylight ceiling is a key feature of Home area. Fitted with variable white LED panels, the laylight provides high levels of general illumination to draw shoppers to the back of the store. The grid pattern includes lenses of two different opacities providing additional visual interest to this large scale architectural element. Undercabinet and integrated shelf display lighting provides highlighting of small scale products and feature display elements.

A preset dimming system allows for balanced light levels and color temperatures. Five preset scenes allow for retail day and evening levels as well as special events and product demonstration scenes.
The LPD for the project bests ASHRAE 90.1 by more than 10% with additional energy savings provided by the dimming system.

A tight budget and accelerated design and construction schedule were mandated at the outset of the project. The lighting for the project was delivered under budget, setting the stage for the success of this new retail brand.

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Mama Rabbit

Las Vegas, NV

Designers:
Kyllene Jones, Sebastien Payannet, Kenneth Moore
Lighting Design Alliance

Photography: Jaime Biondo Photography

Inspired by the Mesoamerican history of Mayaheul, the original ‘Mama Rabbit’, this tequila bar doubles as gambling oasis and live music venue amidst the entertainment of the Park MGM. Exotic murals, and explosive colors draw patrons into this vibrant world of Oaxacan themes, celebrating the Aztec Legend of the Agave. Much of the bar’s design draws influence from Mexican architect, Luis Barragan, in addition to the geometric forms of artist Okuda San Miguel.

Seeking to reinforce Barragan’s strong architectural presence, great care was taken to integrate the lighting into the distinctive sections, consisting of a 26’ tall courtyard, a two-story glass bar display, and a barrel arched lounge. Making full use of the tall ceilings was essential to outline the various steps and niches of the architecture. Hidden lighting within the brickwork and glass bottle displays would reveal the various dimensions and spacious proportions of the room.

To avoid drawing attention away from the architecture, minimal suspended track was used for accenting gambling tables and lounge seating. Given the various heights of the two-story ceiling, this also offered maximum flexibility for adjustment, and programming show changes that were expected after initial opening. Most of the accent lighting is RGBW, useful for both theatrical show integration, and accentuating the rich hues of the Barragan and Okuda displays.

A sophisticated control system connects the architectural lighting with the theatrical show system, allowing for dynamic lighting control. For live performances, both the theatrical and architectural lighting would create an immersive show experience. Budget considerations shaped several feature revisions during the design process, but through diligent coordination with the construction team and interiors, the design retained most of the priority lighting elements, albeit scaled back.

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Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio

Las Vegas, NV

Designers:
C. Lindsey Perkins
Lighting Design Alliance

Photography: Jamie Biondo, Lisa Israel

Mayfair Supper Club is part restaurant, part jazz club, full of color and whimsy, and entirely over the top. Inspired by a private member’s club in London and other clubs around the world, this new venue offers a glimpse at the Prohibition Era in all its rowdy glory.

The space is divided into three rooms: the cocktail lounge, the dining room with stage, and the conservatory with spectacular fountain views. Each room has its own unique ambiance and set of design challenges. The first space is the cocktail lounge, with windows that offer views in from the casino floor. This space is full of shine and sparkle, with champagne gold and pink tones accented with bold turquoise. Glass and mirrored finishes abound making direct lighting tricky, so decorative lighting and glowing elements are used to give this space warmth and character. The main dining room is dramatic with rich, dark finishes, perfect for spotlighting tables and setting off the millwork details with light. The lighting designer worked closely with the theatrical lighting team to ensure there would be no interference in the show lighting, and controls were designed so that the theatrical system could override the architectural settings when needed (such as a police raid sequence). The last space is the conservatory with a wall of windows looking out to the famous Bellagio fountains. This space required more flexible seating than the dining room so spotlighting tables was not an option, and once again decorative lighting is used to create a soft ambient glow with 2400K LED lamps. Because the conservatory is also the backdrop to the stage, it needed to function on its own without drawing attention from the performers. Each space provides a unique experience for guests to keep them coming back.

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Merchsource N. America Headquarters

Irvine, CA

Designers:
Rebecca Ceballos, Elham Motevalian, Mariana Ballina, Paul Tran
LPA Design Studios

Photography: John Ellis, Videography: Carl Hyndman

When MerchSource purchased the old Mazda headquarters they had a vision of creating a space where retail and corporate office lifestyle could melt together. The client decided to lease out two floors and occupy the other three floors, which totaled 87,000 SF. In addition to the workplace areas, the design offers the firm’s clients opportunities to immerse themselves a series of branded retail showrooms and creates spaces for meetings and collaboration. A carefully cultivated aesthetic acts as a bridge between the common areas and the brand-related spaces, creating a cohesive environment for staff and clients. In order to balance the two different styles, recessed linear light fixtures are installed in acoustical clouds above the work stations. Surrounding the clouds are black and gold low bay pendants to ease the transition of both aesthetic and visual contrast between white and black finishes. Network lighting controls are provided throughout the project, interior and exterior included. Each layer of light is individually controlled to ensure complete user adjustment. The adjusted light levels for the space gives hierarchy to the wall washers which highlight the art installations throughout the space. Artwork was important to the client and the lighting highlights street artist such as Elmac, Hueman, RETNA and Visio. The project was able to stay within budget by eliminating some design features in the showrooms as well as adjustments to the manufacturers of downlights and 2×2 fixtures. Considering the project includes three very distinct showrooms, picturesque library/wine bar, full service cafe with stylized work spaces, it still manages to achieve a lighting power density of .79. The client driven vision was made possible by collaboration between client, interior designers, lighting designers and engineers. Everyone had a part to play in the overall project performance and aesthetic.

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MOTT 32

Las Vegas, NV

Designers:
Iris Kwok, Jon Langrell, Montrell Dunn
JLLP

Photography: Jon Langrell, Montrell Dunn

East Meets West with the Launching of Mott 32 Las Vegas, an immersive Cantonese restaurant experience. The design challenge was to deliver a fully immersive design concept of New York’s industrialism era combined with Imperialistic Chinese elements and traditions, yet where the actual venue is located adjacent to a busy Las Vegas Casino floor. The Lighting design provided substantial sensory cues and story telling to the finest unexpected yet unpretentious detail in each of the venues micro spaces to completely “relocate” the guest from a casino to the back streets and basements of New York and Hong Kong, motivating their feelings of comfort and exploration to result in a highly profitable stay for the operation and an unforgettable overall experience for the guests. Every Sightline throughout the space was curated as a sensory discovery where the lighting in a theatrical manner revealed in subtle and dynamic ways parts of what is a complete story in the space – a repurposed fishing terminal and basement. Often subliminal use of theatrical lighting techniques of color, textures, slowly changing scenes, a flicker here and there, and a faux sky light that fades into night in real time are just some of the examples of the lighting designs successful techniques response to the design challenges. The lighting control system was programmed to provide a realistic and automatic transition from early evening to late night atmospheres throughout the space.

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Pacific Palisades Residence

Pacific Palisades, CA

Designers:
Tina Aghassian, Teal Brogden, Clifton Manahan,
Adam Levine, Landon Roberts
HLB Lighting Design

Photography: Fernando Guerra, Roger Davies

One of the foremost considerations in developing the lighting design for this stunning private residence was to underscore the finer points of the architecture while preserving the integrity of the surrounding natural environment. The concept of indoor-outdoor living is inherent in both the flow and composition of the project, necessitating a seamless integration of light, architecture and landscape. This design challenge, which coincided with the emergence of LED as a viable source for residential lighting, demanded a meticulous and forward-thinking approach from the lighting team.

A remarkable degree of detailing is present in every room in the house, including restrooms, the garage, and the laundry room. Unique mounting details complement the architectural forms and accentuate the textural palettes of each space, while providing layers of indirect lighting. Samples of every fixture were tested and thoroughly vetted to ensure maximum compatibility with the dimming system.

The lighting vocabulary is streamlined to showcase the owner’s extensive artwork collection. MR16 halogen fixtures, selected with the recommendation of the art consultant based on available technology at the time of specification, highlight art pieces throughout the residence and double as a source of general lighting. The lighting team took measures to ensure that fixtures could be easily upgraded when LED lamps of sufficient spectrum, rendering and dimming quality became available.

A programmable preset controls system is used throughout the residence, allowing the owner to adjust light levels and configurations for various social scenarios, and preserve energy consumption where possible. All linear lighting was transitioned to LED over the course of the five-year process, and dimming compatibility was tested extensively for both native and retrofit LEDs to provide opportunity for future upgrades. While budgets were not the primary consideration during the design process, the team regularly presented the client with optics to enable informed, value-based decisions.

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Playa District

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Landon Roberts, Erin Erdman, Haley Bendis
Esquared Lighting Design

Photography: Henrik Khodaverdi

Lighting was the key element in connecting and activating the renovation of five existing building lobbies on this corporate campus. Previously stale, sterile circulation spaces were transformed into warm lounges and work spaces by rich, warm finish palettes, art, furniture and lighting. 2700K LED sources, wall sconces and floor lamps were deployed to evoke a residential design to encourage interaction and collaboration between building occupants. Title-24 compliant lighting controls were used to divide large open spaces into smaller rooms similar to an open plan residence.

A custom two-story cluster of seventy backlit discs mounted on a matte gray wall anchors the largest lobby space and can be viewed throughout the campus. Careful attention to viewing angles, glare, arrangement and installation demanded constant communication between the design team and contractor to execute this bold lighting technique on a fast-paced construction schedule.

Layered wood walls provide a warm backdrop in several Lobbies, creating connection and continuity between them. Careful coordination with the Architect was taken to conceal warm linear LEDs to make the panels appear to peel off the wall. Small scale pendant downlights provide general ambient lighting, meeting all code compliant light levels. 

The Cafe is an important moment as it has exterior exposure to much of the campus. The design intent was a deliberate layering of lighting techniques, increasing the perceived brightness under the soffit at the counter and food prep area. The adjacent seating is brightened by the soft and even illumination provided by the campus-wide pendant downlight. Each space carries its own unique identity within the campus while simultaneously supporting the overall design goals at a larger scale.

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Private Residence

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Moritz Hammer, Charlotte Cantillon
KGM Architectural Lighting

Photography: Roger Davies

Set in the hills of Los Angeles, the architect designed a residence blending modern rectangular shapes with nature inspired soft curves, providing the client with welcoming and comfortable spaces.

The challenge as a lighting designer was to underline the architect’s ideas in a coherent language without becoming too dominant. The lighting is carefully integrated with varying architectural details to reinforce the design while creating comfortable living environments. 

Great care was taken to minimize recessed downlighting and to provide adequate light levels through creative means.

Numerous lighting details were developed by the lighting designer and adapted by the interior and architectural design team to enrich interior and exterior spaces.

While energy savings was not a primary goal, the project was designed to allow the owner full control over scenes with varying light levels in all the spaces as well as an easy to use control system that allows for all-off or vacation modes to save energy.

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Ridge Mountain Residence

Palm Springs, CA

Designers:
Erin Erdman, Landon Roberts
Esquared Lighting Design

Photography: Henrik Khodaverdi, Lance Gerber

This Palm Springs residential retreat emerges quietly from a serene, natural desert backdrop. The guiding backbone of the architectural and lighting design was to encourage pragmatism within a minimalist approach – a true study of form and function. The process was an exciting design journey from initial conceptual conversations through countless choices made along the way, right up to move-in day to ensure a warm welcoming home.

The heart of the house is a custom curated bronze sculptural chandelier, installed asymmetrically in the Great Room. The story of how this creation materialized started with the Client’s appreciation for artwork and a team decision for a single defining lighting moment in the space. An initial meeting with the artist involved precedent images of naturalist art which evolved into two intertwining tree branch sculptures with porcelain blossoms as light sources. This creates a dynamic pattern of reflected light on walls and a ceiling that appears to shift when viewed from different perspectives. In contrast, the remaining ambient lighting solution was selected to disappear in a simple symmetrical fixture pattern, controlled independently in small groups to allow for flexibility of shifting furniture layouts.

Each decision was influenced by the collective opinions of a collaborative team of two architects, the Client, and our lighting team. A strong silhouette effect upon entry shows off the architecture in its simplest form. The facade is intentionally sited in shadow while a glow emanates from the punched windows, allowing a glimpse of the interior. The entry is framed with light in response to an unexpected double-height atrium revealed only when you approach closely. The way in which this residence is experienced remained on everyone’s mind throughout the design process and is evident in the way the lighting is always in tandem with the architecture.

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Rosina Cocktail Lounge

Las Vegas, NV

Designers:
C. Lindsey Perkins, Chip Israel
Lighting Design Alliance

Photography: Anthony Mair, Ryan Gobuty

On a perimeter corner of the Palazzo gaming floor, Rosina provides a chic hideaway for discrete drinks. Guests may imagine that they have been transported to the bar car of yesteryear’s elegant railway line with streamlined curves and delicate appointments. They select their seat to reflect their mood, whether it be the middle section’s barstools at the counter or high tables, or lower lounge seating under the chandeliers that literally drip with crystals, tucked in the front bay window. For a more intimate experience they can choose the horseshoe banquettes at either end of the room, but they must time it right as seating is limited.

The venue’s small footprint was one of the critical design challenges: how to create a layered, nuanced experience without overlighting the tiny space. In addition, the mirrored ceilings and changing soffits with chandeliers left few locations for direct overhead downlights within their patterns. Although the space appears to be lit primarily with decorative luminaires, in keeping with the vintage glamor aesthetic established in the interior design, much of the illumination comes from linear sources tucked in coves and millwork. The designers worked closely with the Architect to develop pockets just large enough to conceal the LEDs, and an ultra-warm 2000K CCT was used to complement copper finishes and reinforce the dimmed-down effect. Lamping for the decorative fixtures was fine-tuned after the dimming system was commissioned to allow the lowest dimming range available for the capsule-style lamps required, creating sparkle but alleviating any worry of glare in the low-ambient environment.

Because Rosina has no “daylight” scene, static warm CCTs were used in lieu of costlier warm-dimming. The resulting composition would blend seamlessly with a traditional incandescent venue, but because all sources are warm LED and significantly dimmed it satisfies the Client’s environmental conservation goals.

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SAP Innovation Center

Newport Beach, CA

Designers:
Eileen Thomas, Da Wang
Studio K1

Photography: Brad Nelson, RMA Photography Inc.

The project was the complete renovation of approximately 15,000 square feet of a bank building from the 1950s into contemporary workplace with a co-working environment open to the public and an R&D center for the company along with a coffee house, all right on the waterfront. Complete with a two-volume open seating area, with flexible stage area as well as conference and huddle rooms and other on-demand workspaces. All the lighting including the decorative fixtures are LED and the project adheres to the strict 2016 California Title 24 using 0.8 watts per square foot. One of the major design features and challenges was the opening up of the second-floor ceiling exposing and celebrating the raw concrete coffered ceiling. Uplighting and downlighting were incorporated into the ceiling, all with exposed conduit while also working with and around the exposed mechanical and low voltage systems. Due to energy code considerations it became necessary to only up light alternating coffers. The uplighting was achieved using asymmetric cove fixture with its own custom designed shield to provide even light across the small coffered spaces while also generating ambient light thus providing the desired interest to the ceiling. While we suggested that the ceiling be repainted white to help with the indirect lighting solution the architect insisted that it remain the raw material. The general lighting is supplemented with surface mount cylinders in the non-uplit coffers. Lighting controls are used to control individual workspaces and daylight harvesting is used to take advantage of the sunny surrounds. The lighting fixture palette is tight with several fixture types providing the main light for work areas and circulation with the occasional decorative fixtures that also provide practical light, keeping the project within the client’s tight budget. The space feels fresh, fun and expansive with help from the lighting.

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The Grove
Google Customer Experience Center

Redwood City, CA

Designers:
Caitlin Eby, Rob de la Cretaz
Thinkwell

Photography: Rob de la Cretaz, Caitlin Eby

For The Grove in Redwood City, California, we were tasked with elevating the ordinarily dull experience of day-long conferences at a corporate briefing center. The goal was to inspire client creativity, adapt to their needs, provide surprises, change throughout the day, and seamlessly blend the theme of Northern California-inspired nature with the advanced and exciting technology for which Silicon Valley is known.

The lighting caters to a variety of use-cases: intimate breakout rooms, larger spaces that facilitate group work, lounge areas, executive meeting spaces, and an auditorium. The interior lighting in the common areas operates on a Circadian Rhythm — automatically fading between looks based on the sun’s position. Lights are seamlessly integrated into millwork walls, coves, exhibits, and ceilings throughout.

Pops of color are motion or voice activated, infusing the natural with high-tech. In the central concourse, an interactive Redwood trees exhibit is lit both internally and externally with colorful lighting. In the conference rooms, guests can ask the meeting room computer assistant a question and as a visual representation of technology at work, the cove lights change to classic brand colors, pulse as it responds, then automatically fade out.

With nature as our inspiration, environmental friendliness was also a major factor. The lighting is entirely LED and Title 24 compatible. It utilizes motion sensors, photo sensors and automatic cues triggered by the sun’s position to save energy. The windowless conference rooms shift from cool white to warm white to promote human wellness and productivity.

I drew from my theatrical lighting design experience to provide a fresh take on interior lighting and to help achieve our goals. It serves the client’s varying needs, supports the interior design’s natural themes, integrates seamlessly into the architecture, infuses spaces with moments of color, changes throughout the day, and provides some high-tech surprises.

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UC Riverside Multidisciplinary Research Building 1

Riverside, CA

Designers:
Patrick MacBride, Nathan Sharnas, Leland Curtis
Matt Alleman, Luke Renwick
SmithGroup

Photography: Tom Bonner

This University Research Building supports cross-disciplinary hubs for Life/Chemical Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering. The concept, Sculpting Collaboration, follows the architectural inspiration of an arroyo carving through a landscape and leverages the programmatic adjacencies to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration. The realization of this concept utilizes void or space beyond as primary light sources leveraging strategic glazing during daylight hours and a concealed silhouette lighting approach at night.

Targeted as the epicenter of interaction, a 4-story atrium and communicating stair connect all laboratories and serve as a collector for amenities and collaboration spaces. Strategic east facing clearstory glazing extends daylight access deep into the building and activates the feature wood slat wall. At night the wood slat wall transforms into the primary light source. Utilizing a carefully concealed multi-layer silhouette lighting approach, light emanates from beyond the wood slats creating a strong vertical brightness and a comfortable diffuse environment. Lighting integrated into communicating stair handrail provides efficient functional lighting and encourages exploration.

A combination of open write-up and private office spaces line the north and south exposures. For the extensively glazed southern exposures parametrically designed shading solutions reduce the time shades need to be pulled maximizing the daylight access and views. This is particularly important for the open write-up program as it shares daylight and views deep into the laboratory environment beyond.

After dark within the campus context internal brightness acts as a beacon guiding users to the building and framing the building’s main entrance. Exterior mullion mounted uplights supplement interior brightness on the southwest corner overhang hinting to the atrium program beyond.

LED lighting meets the client’s $9.50/ft² lighting material budget while achieving an interior and exterior LPD 40% below Title 24 2013. This building was also able to achieve LEED 2009 IEQc8.1 Daylighting and Views-Daylight credit typically unattainable for laboratory buildings.

AWARD OF MERIT FOR EXTERIOR

AWARD OF MERIT FOR EXTERIOR

Chimelong Headquarters Building

Guangzhou, China

Designers:
Ashley Yin, Chip Israel, Laura Wu, Peter Peng
Ann Wu, Mark Ma, Chengde Yang
Lighting Design Alliance

Photography: Chimelong Group, Grant Gong

Chimelong Group established their brand by developing theme parks and resorts with close connections to the nature. The architecture of the headquarters building took inspirations from the natural and transformed them into symbolic design features. Lighting infuses energy into the building to make the elements come alive at night.

The exterior lighting strikes a balance between sophistication (as an office campus) by using 3000K LED as the main light source to bring out the warmth of façade finishes and create an elegant and timeless look and amusement (to speak to the brand’s core business – entertainment) by strategically using colors and dynamic effects.

The main tower façade lighting is fully integrated in the windowsills to create a harmonious glow. Full scale mockups were conducted to determine the optimal fixture specification and preset tilting angle to minimize spill light into the sky. A direct-view vertical LED striplight flanks each illuminated window box as the second layer. Each fixture is dimmable and independently controlled, becomes a low-resolution media display. The balcony terraces symbolizing the flow of “Qi” wishing for prosperity in Shunshui, are lit by RGBW fixtures integrated at the railing. It is set at blue to simulate a river during normal operation and color changing for special events.

At the podium level auditorium, the sculptural Banyan tree glows at night. Each branch is lit by a programmable LED resembling waterdrops. Two layers of LED dots form a “starry sky” ceiling above to both provide general illumination and create sparkles.

Multiple night scenes are triggered by astronomical clock throughout the night. To conserve energy, the late-night scene is with only the top tower remaining on.

As a fast-pace overseas project, a close collaboration with local lighting designers and design team ensures a successful installation to meet the tight schedule and budgetary goals.

AWARD OF MERIT FOR EXTERIOR

NightGarden Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Designers:
Chris Werner, Michael Berger, Alex Stevens, Andrew Diamond
Chris Werner Design

Photography: Sharon Sipple, Alex Fasciolo, Antonio Fernandez (Videography)

Located on the historic and picturesque grounds of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, NightGarden was a mile-long, temporary, nighttime, walk-thru attraction featuring 21 distinct illuminated vignettes. Guests explored intimate enclaves, sweeping vistas, interactive elements, and decadent culinary venues while immersed in a rich soundscape.

The approximately 10-acre footprint required a large, complex, and robust system for the distribution of power and data. The vast, natural facility lacked the infrastructure to support an event of this scale, necessitating the deployment of significant electrical hardware to energize the 1200+ fixtures that were installed. Temporary equipment required hardening against the unpredictable South Florida weather and the rigors of frequent guest interaction.

Preserving the pristine daytime vistas of famed Landscape Architect, William Lyman Philips was critical. As such, nearly all of the infrastructure needed to be hidden from direct view, requiring creative and labor-intensive installation methods, long cable runs, shallow trenches, and custom mounting hardware. This careful attention to detail created a remarkable transition as the NightGarden flickered to life each evening.

An expansive, self-healing fiber network was designed to support all audio, video, and lighting needs. Nearly 200 universes of DMX were distributed to 13 data locations. The entire show control system’s operation was consolidated to a single location. A high-speed, wireless mesh network was installed for troubleshooting, maintenance, and programming updates.

Custom scripting supported real-time evaluation of atmospheric conditions, and manipulated fog effects based upon temperature, humidity, wind speed, and direction.

Quiet, electric vehicles were utilized by the installation and operations staff. Energy-efficient LED fixtures were utilized where possible to reduce connected load. Generator use was limited to reduce our fuel consumption and carbon footprint.

Our endeavors encouraged guests to stay 35% longer than the previous year. Membership subscriptions increased 400%.

AWARD OF MERIT FOR EXTERIOR

RH Yountville Exterior

Yountville, CA

Designers:
Sean O’Connor, Michael Lombardi, Duncan Johns
Sean O’Connor Lighting

Photography: Courtesy of RH

Situated within California wine country, a five-structure complex consisting of new construction buildings and a historic building create a unique indoor and outdoor experience for guests to shop and dine. Two retail gallery buildings, a stand-alone restaurant, a wine vault, and a wine bar work in concert to delight guests.

The architect and lighting designer were challenged to integrate these five structures through exterior passageways punctuated by intimate gardens and outdoor living spaces which glow from within. A continuous glass canopy connects the two retail structures to the restaurant and is lighted via 20W MR16 halogen monopoints mounted to the structure, along with decorative pendants which provide warmth and an interior quality of light.

Decorated with century old ancient olive trees, after dusk the site takes on an ethereal presence: the trees are uplighted with low wattage and low glare LED grade-recessed uplights, and their branch and root structures are downlighted via LED tree mounted accent lighting. At select outdoor moments seating areas are highlighted via the same tree mounted accent lights. The site also features outdoor seating areas with canopy shade structures. Monopoints with low glare deep profile snoots are mounted to the canopy structure to highlight outdoor dining and lounge areas, supported by exterior rated decorative chandeliers which provide glow. All exterior lighting is controlled via a centralized dimming system with distinct preset scenes and slow fade times, and is in compliance with stringent Title 24 requirements.

The historic structure stands as the heart of the complex, now serving as a wine vault. The textural stone façade is highlighted via low wattage LED grade-recessed uplights. The lighted façade provides a wonderful vista from the restaurant and outdoor dining areas, anchoring the site as part of this new retail experience unified by lighting.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR CONTROLS INNOVATION

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR CONTROLS INNOVATION

ARUP Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles, CA

Designers:
Liberty MacDougall, Nada Tarkhan, Dan Foreman
ARUP USA

Photography: Bruce Damonte

This 66,000sf office is an immersive living laboratory that speaks to the dynamic nature of how we live and work. The firm’s core values, promoting people-centered design and inclusivity in the workplace, were key drivers for the project.

The lighting controls were instrumental in providing the highest level of user interaction and achieving the desired inclusivity goals for the project. Creating colorful and dynamic visual effects, as well as enabling the reduction of energy consumption and operation costs over time, were just a few of the benefits realized by the client.

The architectural lighting for the project is built on an extensive network of lighting control protocols– digitally addressable, 0-10V, DMX and Bluetooth – enabling maximum flexibility.

All the open workstation area luminaires are individually addressable through a CAT-5 ethernet connection and include multiple dual channel LED drivers, providing separate control for both color temperature and intensity of light throughout the day. This lighting controls solution enabled lighting designers to qualitatively balance and modulate the spectral distribution and intensity of the electric lighting sources with daylight, working to align more closely with employee wellbeing.

In key communal areas, such as the lobby and lounge, DMX control is utilized to control various color changing luminaires that are integrated into the architectural design, adding a feel of wonder and enjoyment in key spaces. Various decorative luminaires in these areas are provided with full spectrum Bluetooth beacon enabled A-lamps and their control is integrated into the DMX User Interface through a carefully strategized network of contact closure relays – allowing the end user to control everything from a single software application.

High-end trim, full-range dimming, and local user control contribute to extensive energy efficiency measures realized for the project, as part of the targeted LEED V4 achievement.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTERIORS

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTERIORS

Sapire Residence

Pacific Palisades, CA

Designers:
Erin Erdman, Landon Roberts
Esquared Lighting Design

Photography: Henrik Khodaverdi

This private residence is an expression of architecture as an art form – a sculptural composition of rich materials and textures accentuated through light and shadow in a livable, homey fashion. Nestled into the mountains, this project encompasses unique complexities in construction including industrial board-formed concrete alongside a variety of wood and stone surfaces. Meticulous detailing and coordination were required to achieve the seamless integration of lighting and architecture that was essential to the project’s success.

Both stylistic and structural challenges were inherently present in a house constructed from concrete. A monolithic board-formed concrete wall greets visitors at the entry gate, dramatically lit with a concealed LED grazer to emphasize the linear nature of the board-form and baffled to avoid glare. Every mounting detail and fixture location were crafted hand-in-hand with the Architect and Owner involvement. No element ever interrupts a joint in the boards as alignment was paramount, requiring zero margin of error and extensive planning achieved by multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Concealed linears were specified to take on intentional supporting roles and positioned as soft cove uplights, deliberate wall grazers and focused task lighting. Small trimless LED adjustable downlights, center on ceiling boards, have beveled dark trims to reduce glare, optimize visual comfort and match window and door hardware finishes. Replaceable LED sources were selected for ease of maintenance and longest lifetime.

Lighting was thoughtfully integrated into the architecture where interior spaces blurred boundaries between adjacent outside spaces, placing fully shielded light sources in subtle locations to preserve expansive views. Discretely located keypads carefully center on boards, offer preset scenes, programmed with Owner input, maximize flexibility to align with everyday function by controlling every layer of light. Code requirements for residential energy performance were met and documented alongside multiple budget reviews with the Owner and Contractor throughout the construction process.

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTERIORS

Xiqu Center

West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Designers:
Teal Brogden, Tina Aghassian, Clifton Manahan
Adam Levine, Karen Park, Derek Bauer
HLB Lighting Design

Photography: Ema Peter

Cascading layers of light heighten an experience of motion and discovery in the rich tradition of Chinese opera.

Though the concepts for this performing arts center were established early on, the selection and refinement of products and strategies was a multi-year process. With the vision of “Qi” energy flow and iconic imagery of the “Xiqu” art form as guiding tenets of the design, a detailed technical performance specification was established, and both local and international products were vetted for quality and performance. Once narrowed to a reasonable few, samples were acquired, and mockups performed – including verification of theatrical dimming in the performance spaces. Due to the project’s location in Hong Kong, the lighting team provided installation, aiming and control commissioning direction remotely via countless online meetings, diagrams and coordination.

The ground level plaza is considered a public park, and the symbolic cluster of trees needed more light than the available daylight could provide, which necessitated grow lights. There was also another detail to consider – 70 percent humidity and monsoon winds! All luminaires are IP 65 rated with extra strong safety lenses. Technical performance and grow lighting are set into glowing coves to reduce their apparent relative intensity and dimmed at night to blend with the reduced exterior ambience.

The lighting team provided calculation studies to attest that interior light levels, color quality, glare metrics and lighting power density meet the project’s lofty energy goals, allowing the project to become one of the first to achieve the new Hong Kong Green Building Council’s BEAM Plus Gold rating and reinforcing its status as a symbol of sustainable and time-honored creative expression.

STUDENT LIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITION

IESLA Russell Cole Memorial Student Lighting Design Competition

The Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition was established to encourage and recognize students in southern California who have shown an understanding of light and its effect on Architecture. These awards have been established by the Illuminating Engineering Society, Los Angeles Section (IESLA).

Cole Lighting (C. W. Cole & Company) has been in business since 1918 and has been building lighting fixtures since 1923. The Los Angeles Section Student Lighting Design Competition Award is named in his honor. Over the last 10 years the Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition has awarded more than $120,000 to more than 30 students.

CONCEPTUAL WINNERS

Gather Round

Christine Ferriter

California Institute of the Arts

Winner – $4,000

Gather Round offers a warm and inviting gathering place for all of life’s milestones. The circular lighting scheme brings together the life‐giving rays of the California desert sun with the nourishing warmth of a close-knit circle of family, friends, and neighbors.

Dimmable color changing ambient lighting bouncing off the ceiling aids in healthy circadian rhythms for guests day and night. The color changing pendant up‐lighting combines with color changing fixtures on the center ring track to transform the space for lively celebrations.

Light Paths

Omar Madkour

California Institute of the Arts

1st Runner Up – $1,000

We come from various backgrounds and cultures; but what we have in common is far stronger – it is our diversity. It is what defines us, not our differences.

A multi-purpose community center in LA celebrates how our paths can come across, and co-exist as one community.

The fixture selection and design intent are visually inspired by linear paths that branch out of a point, onto individual paths, only to meet again with others.

ADVANCED WINNERS

Boscage

Damien Perard

California Institute of the Arts

Winner – $8,000

Community centers give local minds the chance to grow through educational and recreational activities. The building of community togetherness and the ability to change the space is what inspired the concept Boscage.

Defined as a grouping of flora that forms a grove, this community center will utilize the original home of California. Boscage will greet visitors with its unique, playful lighting inspired by the flora and fauna that constantly change between seasons.

The design of Boscage joins nature and architecture and invites the natural landscape into the center. This design is an effort to showcase the natural beauty of California and have guests take away a greater appreciation of our stunning landscapes.

Shooting Stars

Bianca Costa

Otis College of Art & Design

1st Runner Up – $4,000

Shooting stars symbolize the serendipitous encounter between humans and light in movement. This unexpected yet lucky encounter provides a whimsical effect in which humans get inspired to fulfill their best wishes.

Aiming to provide an astonishing lighting design effect to the users of the community center, pendant fiber optic fixtures were added to the flexspace cool uplift ceiling to simulate shooting stars glow in the nights sky, the flexspace general ambient light is provided by led cylinder fixtures that are concealed by the fiber optics.

Movement is created in the foyer area by the recessed linear fixtures on the ceiling that wrap into the walls, and mimic the flow of the stars.

Lastly, the gradient of the light produced by shooting stars is represented into the flexspace, nursing room and restrooms by wall grazing the perimeter walls, creating a floating ceiling effect.

Community Center
Lighting Design

Julian Yuliang Jiang

University of Southern California

2st Runner Up – $2,000

The lighting design for the main hall need to be well carried out since it has multi-function. Not having extruding or prominent profile fixture is the main idea for this area. So all the lighting fixtures for the multipurpose area are recessed, either fiber optic, spotlight, downlight or light trough. When a certain faction is utilized, the other lighting fixtures would not influence the ceiling appearance or lighting result. The highlight of this design is the fiber optic star ceiling to accentuate the romantic tone of the space.

The Vintage
LA Community Center

Yushi Wang

University of Southern California

Special Recognition – $1,000

Feature lighting is dominated by spotlights and LED light strips, which are hidden in two different curved ceilings on the seat and stage respectively. When in the above four situations, all Feature lighting will be turned on to provide sufficient lighting.

FLexspace: Weddings and receptions. When the wedding ceremony is held, the feature lighting near the stage will remain open, and the small spotlights above the dining table will be replaced with large spotlights hidden on both sides of the suspended ceiling.

PROFESSORS & JUDGES

Anne Militello
California Institute of the Arts

Jennifer Curtis
Otis College of Art & Design

Kris Sandheinrich
University of Southern California

Rosemarie Allaire
Rosemary Allaire Lighting Design

Jay Almer
Cree Lighting

Brigette Bahniuk
exp. Global

Kristine Che
Performance Lighting Systems

Don Cole
Cole Lighting

Peter Maradudin
Peter Maradudin Lighting Design

Likhitha Rangaswamy
Oculus

Amol Sardeshpande
BOLD

Kent Sheranian
Walt Disney Imagineering

Arex Soontharuch
LDA

Nicholas Strachan
BuroHappold Engineering

David Taylor
Walt Disney Imagineering (retired)

Eileen Thomas
Studio K1

Bridget Williams
Bridget Williams Lighting Design

Dave Young
ETC

Chip Israel
LDA

Nicos Katsellis
Leo A Daly

Chip Largman
Universal Creative (retired)

Sean O’Connor
Sean O’Connor Lighting

Colleen Peach
Arup

Kelly Smith
Radiance Lightworks

IESLA SERVICE AWARDS 2020

Rep of the Year

Ryan Weiss

The rep of the year demonstrates a clear commitment to the advancement of the section. Ryan has been with SCI since 2014. He took over as chair of the golf tournament in 2017. He has worked tirelessly to keep the golf tournament a leading fundraising event for the IESLA section. Each year the golf tournament raises roughly $10,000 for the student design competition and internship. The IESLA would like to recognize Ryan for all of his hard work and dedication.

Manufacturer of the Year

Cree Lighting

The manufacturer of the Year demonstrates a clear commitment to the section and larger society through not only sponsorship but also dedication of time. Cree Lighting has played a large part in the advancement of the section by providing sponsorship of all of the Techfasts which launched in the last year and a half to provide high quality and relevant technical topics to the lighting community. IESLA would like to recognize Cree lighting for their dedication to the section.

Firm of the Year

Henderson Engineers

The Firm or Company who has supported this section above and beyond. Henderson Engineering has been a strong supporter of the section by providing resources to the section for events and helping the section reach its goal of including a larger group of engineers. They have also been instrumental in helping young professionals learn about the IES. The IESLA would like to recognize Henderson Engineering for their on-going support of the section.

Individual Service Award

Jay Almer

Jay has a long career in the lighting industry. He joined the IESLA in 2018 and provided dedication and leadership to the board and section. It was his idea to create Techfasts by having a free breakfast meeting which included a relevant technical topic. He also encouraged the event to be provided on consecutive days and in different areas of the city to allow more people to attend. It has been met with great success and provided some of the highest attendance at IESLA events. The section is honored to have him as part of the leadership moving forward as he takes on the role of Treasurer.

Individual Service Award

Erin Powell

Erin has been the chair of the student competition since 2007. She has transformed it into a leading design competition in the lighting community. It has grown to include entries from almost every design school in southern California. The competition has awarded over $120,000 to students over the last ten years. It is a great privilege that the section has such a dedicated individual to encourage future lighting designers in this profession. Thank-you for all your time in transforming the competition into a long standing and established event that the greater society views as a shining example to the mission of the organization.

Rep of the Year

Ryan Weiss

The rep of the year demonstrates a clear commitment to the advancement of the section. Ryan has been with SCI since 2014. He took over as chair of the golf tournament in 2017. He has worked tirelessly to keep the golf tournament a leading fundraising event for the IESLA section. Each year the golf tournament raises roughly $10,000 for the student design competition and internship. The IESLA would like to recognize Ryan for all of his hard work and dedication.

Manufacturer of the Year

Cree Lighting

The manufacturer of the Year demonstrates a clear commitment to the section and larger society through not only sponsorship but also dedication of time. Cree Lighting has played a large part in the advancement of the section by providing sponsorship of all of the Techfasts which launched in the last year and a half to provide high quality and relevant technical topics to the lighting community. IESLA would like to recognize Cree lighting for their dedication to the section.

Firm of the Year

Henderson Engineers

The Firm or Company who has supported this section above and beyond. Henderson Engineering has been a strong supporter of the section by providing resources to the section for events and helping the section reach its goal of including a larger group of engineers. They have also been instrumental in helping young professionals learn about the IES. The IESLA would like to recognize Henderson Engineering for their on-going support of the section.

Individual Service Award

Jay Almer

Jay has a long career in the lighting industry. He joined the IESLA in 2018 and provided dedication and leadership to the board and section. It was his idea to create Techfasts by having a free breakfast meeting which included a relevant technical topic. He also encouraged the event to be provided on consecutive days and in different areas of the city to allow more people to attend. It has been met with great success and provided some of the highest attendance at IESLA events. The section is honored to have him as part of the leadership moving forward as he takes on the role of Treasurer.

Individual Service Award

Erin Powell

Erin has been the chair of the student competition since 2007. She has transformed it into a leading design competition in the lighting community. It has grown to include entries from almost every design school in southern California. The competition has awarded over $120,000 to students over the last ten years. It is a great privilege that the section has such a dedicated individual to encourage future lighting designers in this profession. Thank-you for all your time in transforming the competition into a long standing and established event that the greater society views as a shining example to the mission of the organization.

MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES

LOS ANGELES

  • Jan Storment
  • Tim Bachman
  • Steven Musser
  • John Levy
  • Michael Contreras
  • Varma Namburi
  • Adam Levine
  • David Hahn
  • Maura Reinhart
  • Caitlin Mulligan
  • Colleen Peach
  • Andreas Treutler
  • Patrick Kenny
  • Prathika Appaiah
  • Sylvie Tabori
  • Eric Percic
  • Kenneth Lennon
  • Allan Kuo
  • Alexander Forsythe
  • Larry Wyatt
  • Michael Lombardi
  • Alan Roshanian
  • Marcus Cone
  • Erin Erdman

ORANGE COUNTY

  • Jennifer Butler
  • Patrick Helmer
  • Aaron Zahler
  • Assunta Cicalese
  • Dan Nolden
  • Danielle Thomson
  • Kaitlin LeSage Crawford
  • Sam Barker, Jr.
  • Rosemarie Allaire
  • Jeff Gatzow
  • Mike Murray
  • Michael Koolhoven
  • Bridget Williams
  • Aaron Zahler
  • Randall Denton
  • Jeff Mixer
  • Bruce Pelton

IES ORANGE COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD

Mindy Iannello

Mindy Iannello has been in the lighting industry for over 15 years. She has worked for numerous lighting manufacturers and gained advanced experience in various lighting methods which include fiber optics, induction, Fluorescent, LED lighting and controls. She is currently working as a lighting manufacturer’s representative at Performance Lighting Systems in Southern California. Iannello is the IES District 5 Chair, Current Past Section President of IES Orange County, Illumination Awards Chair for IES Orange County, has a LEED® Green Associate credential from the USGBC, and is a member of the IIDA.

Thank You!

Thanks to all the product fair exhibitors & golf tournament sponsors, These major events provide us with the funds needed for these awards each year. Also thanks to all applicants and participants! We look forward to seeing you all in person next year!