Architectural Lighting is pleased to announce that the 2016 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards is now open. The entry deadlines are: May 6, 2016 – early entry; June 3, 2016 - final entry.

The AL Light & Architecture Design Awards recognize excellence in lighting design within the specific criteria relevant to each category (Interior, Exterior, Whole Building, and Exhibition and Temporary Lighting Installations). To acknowledge issues of notable importance in today’s practice of lighting design and techniques particular to lighting, AL also presents a series of awards that achieve the Best Use of Color; the Best Incorporation of Daylight; and the Best Lighting Design on a Budget—three issues that are important considerations for designers. Winning projects are published in the July/August 2016 issues and featured on

Design professionals practicing worldwide may enter one or more projects in multiple categories. Submissions are encouraged from all design professionals—architects, lighting designers, interior architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. Projects must have been completed after July 2014.

Entry fees are as follows:

Entry Fees

Early Entry Deadline (up until May 6, 2016, 11:59p.m.)
Final Entry Deadline (May 7, 2016 12:00a.m. EST through June 3, 2016 EST)
1st Project Entry
2nd Project Entry and more
Special Citation Categories

A $50 late fee, per entry, will be applied to any materials submitted after May 6, 2016. All final entry materials must be received by June 3, 2016.

Register and upload all entries and required materials via the AL Design Awards website.

Click here to view past winners.

If you have any questions about the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards, please contact Elizabeth Donoff, Editor-in-Chief at