The 25th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards recognized 14 projects at an awards dinner and presentation, held May 29, 2008, in Las Vegas during Lightfair. The judging panel, composed of lighting designers and architects, included: Rosemarie Allaire, Jim Baney, John Burcher, Arthur Cantwell III, Phil Gabriel, Mark Loeffler, and Gerd Pfarré. The panel awarded two Special Citations, four Awards of Merit and eight Awards of Excellence. The project receiving the highest point score across all evaluation categories receives The Radiance Award.

The 2008 IALD Lighting Design Award winners:

Radiance Award

  • Project: Barajas International Airport, Madrid
    Lighting Design: Speirs & Major Associates, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Award of Excellence & Sustainablility

  • Project: Kansas City Convention Center Ballroom Expansion, Kansas City, Mo.
    Lighting Design: Derek Porter Studio, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Awards of Excellence

  • Project: Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Sydney, Australia
    Lighting Design: Steensen Varming, Sydney, Australia
  • Project: School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, New York
    Lighting Design: Tillotson Design Associates, New York
  • Project: Ginzan Onsen Fujiya: Ginzan Hot Spring, Yamagata, Japan
    Lighting Design: Takeshi Konishi + Architectural Lighting Group, Yamagata, Japan
  • Project: 'Re-Lighting of the Interior of St Pauls Cathedral, London
    Lighting Design: Speirs & Major Associates, London
  • Project: Creative Artists Agency Headquarters, Century City, Calif.
    Lighting Design: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Los Angeles
  • Project: The Sackler Crossing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Lighting Design: Speirs & Major Associates, London
  • Awards of Merit

  • Project: Thermae Bath Spa, Bath, United Kingdom
    Lighting Design: Speirs & Major Associates, London
  • Project: Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Lighting Design: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York, NY
  • Project: House in Komae, Tokyo
    Lighting Design: Mayumi Kondo Lighting Design, Komae, Tokyo, Japan
  • Project: Billy Wilder Theater at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
    Lighting Design: Lam Partners, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Special Citations

    Clever & Playful Use of Color-Changing Technology

  • Project: Midland Square, Aichi, Japan
    Lighting Design: Lighting Planners Associates, Aichi, Japan

  • Integration of Light and Architecture

  • Project: Liliencarre, Wiesbaden, Germany
    Lighting Design: Lichtvision, Berlin