Following Sea Gull Lighting Products' Ambiance Design Competition, the latest addition to the competition scene, veteran Cooper Lighting has announced the winners of its 28th Annual Source Awards.

Recognized at Lightfair this past April, four professionals and six students were presented with awards. The competition, focused on furthering the understanding, knowledge, and function of lighting as a primary element in design, requires the use of Cooper Lighting brands. Entries were judged on aesthetics, creative achievement, and technical performance, as well as the degree in which lighting met the project constraints and design concept goals.

Professional winners:

Christopher M. Thompson and James L. Sultan of Studio Lux for their lighting design of a Mercer Island Residence in Washington.

Keith J. Yancey and Paul A. Zaferiou of Lam Partners for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pennsylvania.

Professional honorable mentions:

Robert H. Singer and Kale E. Lacroux of Robert Singer Associates for the Wildcat Ridge residence in Colorado.

The design team from ESCENT Lighting-Brian Garvey, Jason Lee, Christina Raschko, and Jane Forney-for the lighting of the Spokane Falls Community College Library.

Students of design, architecture, lighting, and engineering are encouraged to enter with conceptual lighting design installations. This year, five awards were presented.

Student winner:

Mikki M. Tam from the Rhode Island School of Design won $1,500 for her project titled 'Sol Koffler LaundroPub.'

Student honorable mentions:

Chelsea Savelkoul from Mississippi State University won $500 for 'One Prairie Night, Steakhouse and Bar.'

Andrea Faith Bays, also from Mississippi State University, won $500 for 'Cuffs' Women's Clothing.

Student award of recognition:

Sarah E. Kirk from Rhode Island School of Design for 'sudsy' Bar and Laundry.

Bevin Caroline Cole from Mississippi State University for 'Von Scheer's German Restaurant.'

In addition to those given monetary awards, all winners received an invitation to attend a course at the Source, Cooper Lighting's educational center, a trophy, and publicity.