Lightfair served as the backdrop for the announcement of several annual architectural lighting design award programs including the 35th Annual Cooper Lighting Source Awards, which were announced during the keynote lunch at Lightfair on May 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. The program recognizes both professional and student work. The 2012 winning projects were:

Professional Commercial Category
Project: The Chandelier Bar, the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Lighting Designers: Focus Lighting, New York

Professional Residential Category
Project: Vail Townhome, Vail, Colo.
Lighting Designers: Robert Singer and Associates, Basalt, Colo.

Professional Honorable Mention
Project: Dorsey & Whitney, Denver
Lighting Designers: RNL, Denver

Professional Honorable Mention
Project: Indian Wells Residence, Indian Wells, Calif.
Lighting Designers: Studio Lux, Seattle

Professional Award of Recognition
Project: Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Lighting Designers: Focus Lighting, New York

Student Winner
Project: Full Disclosure, an upscale health spa
Students: Francis D'Andrea, Derek Sommers, and Austin Weller
School: University of Cincinnati

Student Honorable Mention
Project: Orchard Beauty, Orchard Road, a retail cosmetics store
Student: Jennifer Sullivan
School: University of Cincinnati

Student Honorable Mention, Sustainable Design
Project: Mountain SpiritHealthcare Facility
Student: Ali Patterson
School: Ball State University

Student Award of Recognition
Project: COSMOS restaurant
Students: Nicolas Payan, Anna Pogorelova, and Lawrence Rocha-Benavides
School: University of Cincinnati

Student Award of Recognition
Project: Chicago Convention Center – Fulton Square Building Renovation
Student: Melina C. B. Pereira
School: University of Cincinnati

Student Award of Recognition
Project: A Site Gallery, an art gallery
Student: Kristin Millican
School: Mississippi College

For further information about the Cooper Source Awards visit:
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/lighting/resources/education/source/source_awards.html