June 10, 2022
Asian Projects and Designers Dominate the IALD Awards
Brandston Partnership’s Shanghai office wins four awards.
Only 2 of 22 projects located in U.S.
The 39th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards were conducted virtually yesterday as the organization celebrated some amazing architectural lighting projects and the talented design teams behind them.
In total, 22 projects from around the world were honored with half of the awards going to projects located in China. Brandston Partnership, headquartered in New York, also has three offices located in Asia. Its Shanghai office had an incredible night (well, an incredible early morning) by pulling in four awards – one Award of Excellence, two Awards of Merit and one Special Citation.
Two American projects and one Canadian project were honored:
David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA | Tillotson Design Associates
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV USA | WSP USA
Sea Change, Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, BC Canada | Arup and Jill Anholt Studio
Seven of 22 projects that won IALD awards last year were from projects and design teams located in the U.S. or Canada. Here is this year's breakdown:
Above: Project locations of the IALD award-winning projects. Not included in the count is the top honor, the Radiance Award which was awarded to Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co., LTD. for Chamber Chapel in Qingdao, Shangdong, China – also an Award of Excellence recipient.
Below is the announcement from IALD:
Winners of the 2022 IALD Awards
CHICAGO, IL USA | The global lighting community gathered online for the third time to honor the winners of the 39th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Acuity Brands, the longest running and one of the most prestigious lighting design awards programs in existence. Twenty-two projects were on display from eleven countries—including exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, museums, tourism, and places of worship. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring architectural lighting design work found anywhere in the world.
IALD Awards Co-Chair Mirjam Roos, IALD, CLD, commented, “I have been honored to serve as co-chair for the last three years and have the opportunity to watch the excellence of our profession grow year after year through all of the submissions. Our seven-member panel of judges evaluate each project submission individually for demonstration of excellence across ten distinct areas in a rigorous and blind process.”
The highest point score winner across all entries, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the highest honor in architectural lighting design. This year, the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design goes to Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co., LTD. for Chamber Chapel in Qingdao, Shangdong, China.
IALD Awards of Excellence
The IALD Awards of Excellence are as follows:
Qingdao, Shandong, China | Beijing Puri Lighting Design Co., LTD.
Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
Bangkok, Thailand | Project Lighting Design
Fusheng Art Gallery
Wuhan, Hubei, China | Beijing Bamboo Lighting Design LTD
Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China | Shanghai ATL Lighting Design Co., Ltd
Humen Transit Oriented Development Exhibition Center
Dongguan, China | Brandston Partnership Inc.
Trondheim, Norway | Erik Selmer, Architect MNAL. Lighting Designer IALD
Synagogue: Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
Kyiv, Ukraine | Expolight
Xu Wei Art Museum
Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China | Lighting Design Institute of UAD
IALD Awards of Merit
The IALD Awards of Merit are as follows:
Acropolis of Athens and Monuments
Athens, Greece | Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design
Copenhagen, Denmark | Speirs Major
Chongqing Qiansimen Sales Center
Chongqing, China | Brandston Partnership Inc.
David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA | Tillotson Design Associates
Guangming Culture & Art Center
Shenzhen, China | RDesign International Lighting
Jiaxing Train Station
Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China | Ning Field Lighting Design Corp., Ltd.
Lun-Ping Cultural Landscape Park Pavilion
Taoyuan City, Taiwan (ROC) | CosmoC Lighting, Ltd.
Kraków, Poland | Qlab Sp. z o.o.
Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, BC Canada | Arup and Jill Anholt Studio
Shanghai Rock Bund
Shanghai, China | Brandston Partnership Inc.
Xapo Bank Hall
Gibraltar, UK | Michela Mezzavilla | reMM Lighting Design + MMAS Lighting Design
IALD Special Citations
The IALD Special Citations are as follows:
Special Citation for Use of Lighting in Enhancing Branding and Identity: Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas, NV USA | WSP USA
Special Citation for Exceptional Illumination of Organic Roof Form: Guan Yue Ta
Longyan, Fujian Province, China | FANGFANG Lighting Design Studio
Special Citation for Creative Transition of Lighting Scenes with Integration of Photo-Electric Glass and Architectural Lighting
Mei Li Zhou Church | Hangzhou, China | Brandston Partnership Inc. and Zheijang University City College
The IALD is appreciative of our esteemed panel of seven judges for the 2022 IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The judges include five IALD members at various experience levels, an architect and an interior designer: Cheryline Chua, Associate IALD, CLD, Singapore; David Ghatan, FIALD, CLD, Alexandria, VA USA; Vasiliki Malakasi, IALD, Athens, Greece and London, England UK; Renato Pavan (Interior Designer), São Paulo, Brazil; Kristin Peck, Associate IALD, San Francisco, CA USA; Claudio Ramos, IALD, CLD, San Francisco, CA USA; and Roger To (Architect), Sydney, NSW Australia.