Over 500 architectural lighting professionals attended the IESNY Lumen Awards at Chelsea Piers in New York City on June 16. The Big Apple scored big in award-winning projects, with a citation going to Horton Lees Brogden for the MetLife Tower and awards of merit to Fisher Marantz Stone for the Central Synagogue, to SBLD Studio for the lobby of 350 Madison Avenue, and to Focus Lighting for Powder Deep Studios, a nightclub designed by Karim Rashid. Focus Lighting was also given the Lumen Feltman Award for lighting the Carlos Miele boutique. Awards of excellence went to Brandston and Partners for the Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History and to Cooley Monato Studios for the natural environmental lighting of Amore Pacific.
Awards to out-of-town projects included a citation to Leni Schwendinger Light Projects for Dreaming In Color, a light sculpture at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, awards of merit to SBLD Studio for the Continental Global Gateway at Newark Airport and for exterior lighting at the University of Maryland Medical Systems campus. Cooley Monato Studios took home an award of excellence for Le Meridien Hotel in Minneapolis.
Winners of the student design competition included: Joan Gorkos, Kyung-Lim Lee, Constantinos V. Predaris, and P. Joseph Barron from the Parsons School of Design, and Omer Sazir of Pratt Institute.