Microsoft Corporate Headquarters - Guatemala City
Marcelo Gutierrez Microsoft Corporate Headquarters - Guatemala City


Eaton’s 39th Annual Source Awards were announced on April 25, 2016, during an awards luncheon at Lightfair, which took place in San Diego. The program recognizes both professional and student work.

Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of BIG Bjark Ingels Group was the keynote speaker. His talk, titled “Social Infrastructure,” highlighted the ways in which the firm’s work combines programmatic and technical innovation in architecture to addresses global issues such as climate change, population growth, and renewable resources.

This year’s Source Awards included four winners in the Professionals – Commercial category, two winners in the Professionals - Residential category, and six winners in the student category. The 2016 winning projects were:

Professionals - Commercial Winner
Project: Microsoft Corporate Headquarters – Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Lighting Design: ENVIRO, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - West Harrison
Ron Blunt Photography Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - West Harrison

Professionals - Commercial Honorable Mention
Project: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - West Harrison, West Harrison, N.Y.
Lighting Design: EwingCole, Philadelphia

The District on West Green at Ohio University
Scott Pease Photography The District on West Green at Ohio University

Professionals - Commercial Honorable Mention
Project: The District on West Green at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Lighting Design: Tec Studio, Columbus, Ohio

The Walker Natatorium at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo.
McClure Engineering The Walker Natatorium at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo.

Professionals - Commercial Award of Recognition
Project: Walker Natatorium, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, Mo.
Lighting Design: McClure Engineering, St. Louis

The Waterstone Residence
Michael Brands - Mountain Home Photos The Waterstone Residence

Professionals - Residential Winner
Project: Waterstone Residence, Woody Creek, Colo.
Lighting Design: Robert Singer and Associates, Basalt, Colo.

Grayhead Residence
Steve Mundinger Photography Grayhead Residence

Professionals - Residential Honorable Mention
Project: Grayhead Residence, Telluride, Colo.
Lighting Design: Robert Singer and Associates, Basalt, Colo.

Student Elizabeth Hundley's winning restaurant project.
Courtesy Eaton SOURCE Awards Student Elizabeth Hundley's winning restaurant project.

Student Winner
Project: Salt: A Persian Experience, An Authentic Persian Restaurant
Student: Elizabeth Hundley
School: Appalachian State University

Student Kaitlyn Hutchen's lighting design for an office space.
Courtesy Eaton Source Awards Student Kaitlyn Hutchen's lighting design for an office space.

Student Honorable Mention
Project: Framework: Support Success
Student: Kaitlyn Hutchens
School: Appalachian State University

Student Megan Everhart's supermarket lighting project.
Courtesy Eaton SOURCE Awards Student Megan Everhart's supermarket lighting project.

Student Honorable Mention
Project: Kroger Marketplace – Mosaic Creating Art out of Food
Student: Megan Everhart
School: Appalachian State University

Student Juan Jose Acosta's hotel lighting design project.
Courtesy Eaton SOURCE Awards Student Juan Jose Acosta's hotel lighting design project.

Student Award of Recognition – Energy Efficiency
Project: El Ponce
Student: Juan José Acosta
School: Parsons the new School for Design

Student Emily Gross's library lighting project.
Courtesy Eaton SOURCE Awards Student Emily Gross's library lighting project.

Student Award of Recognition – Creativity
Project: Bibliothek
Student: Emily Gross
School: University of Wisconsin - Stout

Students Carolina Diep Haro and Evelyn A. Chavez Reyes' project explores bioluminescence.
Courtesy Eaton SOURCE Awards Students Carolina Diep Haro and Evelyn A. Chavez Reyes' project explores bioluminescence.

Student Award of Recognition – Creativity
Project: Phytoplankton Bioluminescence
Students: Carolina Diep Haro and Evelyn A. Chavez Reyes
School: Universidad Autónoma De Ciudad Juárez


The SOURCE Awards were established in 1977 with the aim of “…furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the predominant use of lighting and controls products from Eaton’s lighting solutions.” For further information about the SOURCE Awards visit the program’s website.