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IALD Honors International Lighting Design Award Winners

July 2, 2021
Twenty projects were on display from ten countries, including exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, hospitals, retail, and places of worship.

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced the winners of its 38th Annual International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions. For the second time, industry professionals gathered online to honor the winners. Twenty projects were on display from ten countries, including exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, hospitals, retail, and places of worship. 

"Every year, we see an increase in the quality of entries, and this year year is certainly no different," said Mirjam Roos, IALD Awards Chair, IALD, CLD, in the release. "Our seven-member panel of judges evaluate each project submission 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 Sirius Lighting Office Inc. for Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo. 

The IALD Awards of Excellence are as follows:

  • Canadian Parliament West Block - Committee Rooms | Ottaway, ON Canada | Office for Visual Interaction (OVI)
  • Central Mosque | Shali, Russia | Independent Lighting Designers Natalya Koptseva and Vasily Tarasenko
  • Kungsträdgården | Stockholm | Light Bureau
  • NorthConnex | Sydney | Lux Populi
  • Toranomon Hills Business Tower | Tokyo, Japan | Sirius Lighting Office, Inc.

 The IALD Awards of Merit are as follows:

  • 25 E Washington Lobby | Chicago | Schuler Shook
  • 600 West Chicago Lobby Renovation | Chicago | Schuler Shook
  • Chongqing Changshou Sales Gallery | Chongqing, China | Glint Lighting Design
  • CME Group | Chicago | Schuler Shook
  • The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer | New York | LICHT (In-house lighting studio at ICRAVE) and HLB Lighting Design
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial | Washington, DC | L’Observatoire International
  • Harrods Fine Dining | London | Lighting Design International
  • Nitro | Seattle | Oculus Light Studio
  • The Ritz-Carlton Nikko | Tochigi, Japan | WORKTECHT & Co.
  • Sharjah Mosque | Sharjah, UAE | Light Concept
  • Starbucks Reserve Tianjin Riverside 66 Flagship | Tianjin, China | WEGO Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
  • Takanawa Gateway Station | Tokyo | Lighting Planners Associates
  • Wang Jing Memorial Hall | Songyang, Zhejiang Province, China | School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and One Lighting Associates (Beijing)

 The IALD Special Citations are as follows:

  • Boulevard of Arts | Dnipro, Ukraine | Expolight
  • K11 Art and Cultural Centre | Hong Kong | Speirs Major

The projects were selected by a panel of seven judges, including five IALD members at various experience levels: Yahui Cheng, IALD, CLD,Melbourne, Australia and Taipei; Kristen Garibaldi, Associate IALD, New York, NY USA; Julia Hartmann, IALD, CLD, Zurich, Switzerland; Glenn Heinmiller, FIALD, Cambridge, MA USA; Joe Lawton, Interior + Experiential Designer, Chicago, IL USA; Vladan Paunovic, IALD, CLD, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tina Turrisi, Architect, Sydney Australia.

For more information on each winner and to see photos of the projects, see the original press release.

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