June 17, 2022
NYC’s Lumen Awards Gala Makes Triumphant Return
Twelve award winning projects honored in architectural lighting extravaganza
NEW YORK – The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) hosted the 54th Lumen Awards celebration last night at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan.
For the first time since 2019, lighting professionals from near-and-far gathered for in-person festivities that honored the New York Metro Area’s most remarkable lighting design achievements over the last year. Many NYC IES members invested their time and talent to bring an evening of celebration, camaraderie and light to the approximately 875 lighting people who were in attendance – a number that was intentionally kept lower than past years’ 900-1000 attendee tally.
Fisher Marantz Stone took home two Awards of Excellence – the highest of the award tiers. The two winning projects were featured for their exquisite design, but contrasted by the strikingly different project types: a 259,000 square foot D.C. area office building "Confidential Aerospace Defense / Headquarters" and a 2.4 acre public park project for New York's Little Island.
The other Awards of Excellence went to Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design for the Stony Brook Medicine MART Building and Children's Hospital Tower and Renfro Design Group for the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History.
Below is the announcement from the IESNYC that highlights more event details and all of the award winners:
Twelve Outstanding Lighting Projects Received Prestigious Lumens Award at the 54th IESNYC Lumen Awards Gala
Four IESNYC Members were Honored with Service Awards
New York, NY | June 17, 2022 - The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2022 Lumen Awards at the 54th Lumen Gala held last night (June 16) at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers.
A signature program of the IESNYC, the Lumen Awards and Gala, showcase and celebrate excellence in lighting design. The Gala, billed as the “lighting event of the year,” was on hiatus for the past two years due to COVID. The recipients of 2020 and 2021 Lumen Awards and their winning projects, previously announced online, were also acknowledged, and feted at this year’s Gala.
“We carry the difficulties of the past two years in our hearts, but we raised our glasses high, along with over 800 Gala attendees, and savored being together, once again,” says Lumen Committee Co-Chairs Clara Powell (Cooledge Lighting) and Adrienne Shulman (ERCO Lighting). “We can’t wait to enjoy the magnificent work that has been created by our New York City lighting community and encourage others to do so too.”
This year, ten lighting design firms received a total of 12 Lumen Awards for their winning projects. The award-winning projects are 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 meritorious 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.
In the category of Awards of Excellence, four were Fisher Marantz Stone two awards. One for Little Island, and the second for a Confidential Aerospace Defense / Headquarters; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design won for the Stony Brook Medicine MART Building and Children's Hospital Tower; and Renfro Design Group for the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History.
In the category of Merit Awards, five were presented. L’Observatoire International won for the Winter Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College; Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design for Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center; KGM Architectural Lighting for the 550 Madison Avenue Lobby;
Buro Happold for the Denver Art Museum; and TM Light won for the Bike Barn at The Thedan School.
In the category of Citation Awards, three were presented. Sighte Studio won for Light Gowanus; Buro Happold for Terra–The Sustainability Pavilion, and One Lux Studio won for the Deutsche Bank Center Lobby.
Over 100 submissions were received and reviewed by the 2022 Lumen Award Jury: Glen Fasman (Principal, Bliss Fasman; Michael Hennes (Associate Principal, CBBLD); Carrie Meadows (Associate Editor, LEDs Magazine), Kelly Roberts (Studio Director, WALD Studio and President, WILD), Claudia Saavedra (Lighting Designer, R.G. Vanderweil); Richard Southwick (Partner, Director of Historic Preservation, Beyer Blinder Belle); and Beth Turomsha (Senior Lighting Designer and Studio Leader, Schuler Shook).
“Our 54th Lumen Gala celebrates the award-winning disruptors, influencers, and thought leaders in the art and science of lighting,” says IESNYC President Megan Carroll (Illuminations). “We’re so happy to be here together as one community to celebrate!”