Cooper Lighting announced the winners of its 31st annual SOURCE Awards on May 27, 2008. Cooper awarded six professional awards, seven student awards, and three honorable mentions at a luncheon held during this year's Lightfair.

Professional Winners:


  • Randy Sabedra of RS Lighting Design, Brooklyn, N.Y., for the relighting of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York.
  • Robert Singer, Justin Streeb and Elise Hagan of Robert Singer & Associates, Basalt, Colo., for the Crystal Lake residence in Aspen.
  • Professional Honorable Mentions:


  • Robert Singer, Justin Streeb and Elise Hagan of Robert Singer & Associates, for the lighting design of the Aspen Club residence in Aspen.
  • Rachel Petro of RNL, Denver, Colo., was awarded a Sustainability Award for the lighting of the Commerce City Civic Center located in Colorado.
  • Giulio Pedota, Jim Baney and Miory Kanashiro of Schuler Shook were awarded for the lighting of the renovated Madonna della Strada Chapel located at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill.
  • Paul Gregory, Michael Cummings, Alison Pike and Kate Sweater from Focus Lighting, New York, for the lighting design of the Amalia restaurant in New York.
  • Student Winner:


  • Ross McCoy from Kansas State University for his conceptual lighting design of the Elements Asian Grill restaurant, under the direction of Neal Hubbell, associate professor and associate department head for the department of interior architecture and product design.
  • Student Honorable Mentions:


  • Yus Korintus Tjandra from California State University, Long Beach, for his project titled Light Box Cafeteria
  • Megan Stephenson from Kansas State University for her retail store project titled Washburn's & Son
  • Jan Merle from the Miami International University of Art + Design received a Sustainability Award for the design of his real estate development firm project.
  • Student Awards of Recognition:


  • Emily Price from Virginia Tech for her Sanchez Residence project
  • Kelly Westberg from the University of Wisconsin-Stout for her lighting design of the Red Cedar Medical Center
  • David Grant Rubash from Kansas State University for his Les Petits children's retail store project
  • Professional winners Randy Sabedra and the design team from Robert Singer & Associates received a $2000 pirze and student winner Ross McCoy received $1500. The honorable mention students were awarded $500 each. Additionally, all winners received an invitation to attend a complimentary class at the SOURCE, Cooper Lighting's education center in Peachtree City, Ga.