The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recognized nine lighting projects with Lighting Design Awards for their outstanding lighting solutions and creative techniques. One award of excellence, seven awards of merit and one special citation were announced at the 18th Annual Lighting Design Awards held recently in Las Vegas. The IALD received 175 submissions from all over the world for this year’s competition and a panel of award-winning lighting designers and architects reviewed the projects.

The Award of Excellence went to Charles G. Stone II, IALD, Henry Forrest, Alicia Kaphelm, and Matthew Toomajian of the New York-based design firm Fisher Marantz Stone Inc for their work on the American Museum of Natural History Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York, NY, USA. The seven IALD Award of Merit winning projects were Alexander Graham Bell House British Telecom Regional Headquarters, in Edinburgh, Scotland, designed by Jonathan Spiers, IALD and Gavin Fraser of Edinburgh-based Jonathan Spiers and Associates Ltd; Fußgängerbrücke (Pedestrian Bridge), in Innenhafen Duisburg, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, designed by Uwe Belzner and Stefan Hofmann, of Stuttgart-based Architekur Licht Bühne; Herz Jesu Kirche in Munich, Germany, designed by George Sexton Associates of Washington DC, USA; Millennium Dome in London, UK, designed by Jonathan Spiers, IALD, Mark Major, IALD, Laura Jones, Claudia Clements, Henrietta Lynch, Andrew Jaques, Philip Rose and Colin Ball of London-based Spiers and Major Ltd; Module VII Chiller Plant, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, designed by Robert J. Osten Jr, James Hamilton and Justin T. Brown of Cambridge -based Lam Partners; Raleigh/Durham Airport Parking Structure in Raleigh, USA, designed by Francesca Bettridge, IALD and Daniel Rogers of New York-based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Inc; San Francisco City Hall designed by Angela McDonald, IALD, of San Francisco, CA-based Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design.

Receiving a special citation for a unique solution to exterior sign lighting for The New 42nd Street Studio Building in New York, was Anne Militello, IALD, of Los Angeles-based Vortex Lighting.

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