Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York
David Sundberg Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York

The 33rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards were presented April 27, 2016, during Lightfair in San Diego, at an evening program and reception held at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Seventeen projects—three Awards of Excellence, 13 Awards of Merit (two of which were also acknowledged for their sustainability features), and one Special Citation—were recognized from a field of more than 200 international entries. The Radiance Award, the program’s highest honor, went to Tillotson Design Associates for the Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York.

Projects were reviewed and evaluated by a group of lighting and architectural professionals at the International Association of Lighting Designer’s (IALD) headquarter offices in Chicago in December 2015. The seven jury members were as follows: lighting designer Jytte Basler, IALD, The Flaming Beacon, Berlin office; Los Angeles-based interior designer Maggie Boggs; lighting designer Stefan Graf, FIALD, IES, principal, Illuminart, Ypsilanti, Mich.; lighting designer Uno Lai, IALD, Unolai Design & Associates, Shanghai office; lighting designer Robert Newell, IALD, Robert Newell Lighting Design, Westfield, N.J.; Alkestie Skarlatou, Associate IALD, GIA Equation, London; and architect Michael Winstanley, AIA, Michael Winstanley Architects and Planners, Alexandria, Va.

The 2016 winning projects are:


Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York
David Sundberg Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York

Radiance Award (and Award of Excellence)
Project: Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York
Lighting Design Firm: Tillotson Design Associates, New York
This project was a recipient of a 2015 AL Light & Architecture Design Award, Outstanding Achievement. Read about the project here.


CEPSA Flag Petrol Station, Adanero, Spain
Montse Zamorano CEPSA Flag Petrol Station, Adanero, Spain

Award of Excellence
Project: CEPSA Flag Petrol Station, Adanero, Spain
Lighting Design Firm: Aureolighting, Madrid, Spain


Artron Wall, Shenzhen City, China
Chin-Ming Cheng

Award of Excellence
Project: Artron Wall, Shenzhen City, China
Lighting Design Firm: Originator Lighting Design Consultants, Taipei, Taiwan


Tokyo Harvest Club Kyoto Takagamine & Viala, Kyoto, Japan
Toshio Kaneko Tokyo Harvest Club Kyoto Takagamine & Viala, Kyoto, Japan

Award of Merit
Project: Tokyo Harvest Club Kyoto Takagamine & Viala, Kyoto, Japan
Lighting Design Firm: Iris Associates, Tokyo


"Minna No Mori" Gifu Media Cosmos, Gifu, Japan
Lighting Planners Associates, Toshio Kaneko "Minna No Mori" Gifu Media Cosmos, Gifu, Japan

Award of Merit and Sustainability
Project: “Minna No Mori” Gifu Media Cosmos, Gifu, Japan
Lighting Design Firm: Lighting Planners Associates, Tokyo
This project was included in Architectural Lighting's Jan/Feb 2016 feature article "Global Perspectives." Read more about the project here.


Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort, Sanya, China
Denniston International Architects & Planners Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort, Sanya, China

Award of Merit
Project: Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay Resort, Sanya, China
Lighting Design Firm: The Flaming Beacon, Melbourne, Australia


NBCUniversal Lobby and Mezzanine Restoration, New York
Paul Warchol NBCUniversal Lobby and Mezzanine Restoration, New York

Award of Merit and Sustainability
Project: NBCUniversal Lobby and Mezzanine Restoration, New York
Lighting Design Firm: Cooley Monato Studio, New York


The Kirikkale Merkez Nur Mosque, Kirikkale, Turkey
Idris Ekinci The Kirikkale Merkez Nur Mosque, Kirikkale, Turkey

Award of Merit
Project: Kirikkale Merkez Nur Mosque, Kirikkale, Turkey
Lighting Design Firm: Zeve Engineering and Lighting, Istanbul


The Heisei Chishinkan Wing and Facade of the Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Kozo Okawa The Heisei Chishinkan Wing and Facade of the Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan

Award of Merit
Project: The Façade of the Heisei Chishinkan Wing of the Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Lighting Design Firm: Iwai Lumimedia Design, Tokyo


Sake, Double Bay, Australia
Rohan Venn Sake, Double Bay, Australia

Award of Merit
Project: Sake, Double Bay, Australia
Lighting Design Firm: Electrolight, Sydney office


Fulton Center and Sky Reflector-Net, New York
James Ewing Fulton Center and Sky Reflector-Net, New York

Award of Merit
Project: Fulton Center and Sky Reflector-Net, New York
Lighting Design Firm: Arup, New York
This project was featured in the Mar/Apr 2015 issue of Architectural Lighting. Read about the project here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan
Nakasa & Partners The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

Award of Merit
Project: The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan
Lighting Design Firm: Worktecht Corp., Tokyo


Aman Tokyo
Toshio Kaneko Aman Tokyo

Award of Merit
Project: Aman Tokyo, Tokyo
Lighting Design Firm: Lighting Planners Associates, Tokyo


Farmus Kijimadaira, Nagano, Japan
Toshio Kaneko Farmus Kijimadaira, Nagano, Japan

Award of Merit
Project: Farmus Kijmadaira, Nagano, Japan
Lighting Design Firm: Toh Design, Japan


Ostbanehallen, Oslo
Tomasz Majewski Photography Ostbanehallen, Oslo

Award of Merit
Project: Østbanehallen, Oslo
Lighting Design Firm: ÅF Lighting, Oslo


The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
Rohan Venn The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

Award of Merit
Project: Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
Lighting Design Firm: Steensen Varming, Sydney, Australia office


The Wall of Dreams, Valby, Denmark
Statens Kunstfond The Wall of Dreams, Valby, Denmark

Special Citation for Social Involvement Expressed Through Light
Project: The Wall of Dreams, Valby, Denmark
Lighting Design Firm: Ramboll Lighting, Copenhagen

The Call for Entries for the 34th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards will open August 2016 via the IALD’s website—iald.org. Projects must be permanent architectural lighting design solutions for which construction was completed after June 1, 2015.