Outstanding Achievement

Outstanding Achievement, Exterior Lighting - Cox Communications

Light and architecture become one in this new distribution center for Cox Communications, the anchor tenant of a light industrial park in Topeka, Kan.

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Outstanding Achievement, Interior Lighting - L2 Lounge

Arriving at L2 Lounge, one is greeted by intense color in the narrow entry vestibule, which is lined with glass walls backlit with 1W RGB color-changing LED modules.

Outstanding Achievement, Whole Building - Car Park One

This is not your average parking garage. Commissioned by Chesapeake Energy for its corporate campus in Oklahoma City, Okla., the architects infused light and color into the structure, making it a destination as significant as any other building in the complex.

Outstanding Achievement, Interior Lighting - Private House Spa

Otherworldly and ethereal might be the best way to describe this spa, an addition to a European 19th century country estate.

 
 

Commendable Achievement

Commendable Achievement, Whole Building - Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence

The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence occupies an 1880s schoolhouse set among a century-old hedge grove.

Commendable Achievement, Whole Building - Hodgdon Powder Facility

Commendable Achievement, Whole Building | Entrant: Derek Porter Studio

Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting - Beijing Noodle Company No. 9

Las Vegas is well-known for its interiors. Thrill-seekers and business people alike travel to this city in the desert to be dazzled and delighted, and Beijing Noodle Company No. 9, a new dining experience at Harrah's Casino, does not disappoint.

Commendable Achievement, Exterior Lighting - Star Place

The owners of Star Place, a luxury shopping center in Taiwan, were in search of a gimmick to attract customers.

Commendable Achievement, Whole Building - Duke Integrative Medicine

As the first healthcare facility in the U.S. built specifically for the combined practice of alternative and conventional medicine, Duke Integrative Medicine aims for an inviting, nonclinical environment.

Commendable Achievement, Exterior Lighting - Terminus 100

Terminus 100, a 27-story office tower, is distinguished on the Atlanta skyline by a bold, diagonally cut roofline broken by the building's core, which juts out to create a vivid V form.

Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting - Lumen United Reform Church and Community Center

The Lumen United Reform Church in London is not your typical place of worship.

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Commendable Achievement, Exterior Lighting - Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lit in June 2008, the eggs' lighting scheme is only one part of a 20-year master plan—initiated in 1998 and headed by Polshek Partnership Architects—to modernize the 54-acre treatment plant, which services a 25-square-mile area of New York City.

 
 

Special Citation

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Special Citation for Achievement in Exhibition Lighting - Star Spangled Banner Exhibit

Admired for its technical achievement in evenly illuminating the massive surface area of a fragile textile artifact within conservation guidelines, the Star Spangled Banner exhibit sets a new standard in exhibition lighting design.

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Special Citation for the Clever Repurposing of Lighting - S-Bar

Whimsical, humorous, fun. All ways in which the jury described the upside-down table lamps turned pendants at this popular Los Angeles nightspot.

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Special Citation for Public/Private Partnership - Avenue of the Arts

Noted by the jury for its ability to erase the often drawn line between public and private cooperation, Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts façade lighting infuses the city's performing arts district with new life.

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Special Citation for an Auditorium - Peltz Theater Museum of Tolerance

Cited for its exquisite uniform illumination and the sensitive use of color in a lighting scheme, the Museum of Tolerance's Peltz Theater made an impression with this year's jury.

 
 
 

More 2009 Design Awards

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Special Citation for Achievement in Exhibition Lighting - Star Spangled Banner Exhibit

Admired for its technical achievement in evenly illuminating the massive surface area of a fragile textile artifact within conservation guidelines, the Star Spangled Banner exhibit sets a new standard in exhibition lighting design.

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Special Citation for the Clever Repurposing of Lighting - S-Bar

Whimsical, humorous, fun. All ways in which the jury described the upside-down table lamps turned pendants at this popular Los Angeles nightspot.

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Special Citation for Public/Private Partnership - Avenue of the Arts

Noted by the jury for its ability to erase the often drawn line between public and private cooperation, Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts façade lighting infuses the city's performing arts district with new life.