The 33rd Annual GE Edison Awards were presented on Monday, April 25, 2016, at an evening awards program and reception at the Hard Rock Hotel, in San Diego, during Lightfair, which was held this year in that city. Eight projects, which all use the company’s LED lighting products, were given citations and awards of merit and excellence. The program’s top honor, the GE Edison Award, was presented to New York-based Fisher Marantz Stone Architectural Lighting Design, for the lighting design of the Covington & Burling office building in Washington, D.C.

This year’s jury comprised Thomas Johnson, a senior lighting application engineer, at Current, powered by GE; Amy Laughead-Riese, president and principal lighting designer at 37 Volts Light Studio, in Cincinnati; and Joseph Howley, industry relations manager at GE Lighting, in Cleveland. The criteria for the awards were: functional excellence, architectural compatibility, effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques, appropriate color, form and texture revelation, energy effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Projects were required to have been completed within the past two calendar years.

Richard Bryant; Arcaid Images

GE Edison Award and Award of Excellence
Project: Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.
Lighting Designers: Fisher Marantz Stone Architectural Lighting Design, New York

Heather L. King; Spectrum Engineers

Award of Excellence and Environmental Design
Project: University of Utah S.J. Quinney Law School Library Stacks, Salt Lake City
Lighting Designers: Spectrum Engineers, Salt Lake City

Johannes Roloff

Award of Excellence
Project: Sayn Foundry, Bendrof, Germany
Lighting Designers: Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin and Bonn, Germany

Zooey Braun

Award of Merit
Project: Solo West Office Tower, Frankfurt, Germany
Lighting Designers: Lichtwerke, Cologne, Germany

Arq. Gonzalo Viramonte

Award of Merit
Project: Casa Naranja, Cordoba, Argentina
Lighting Designers: Arq. Pablo Pizarro Diseño de Iluminación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; AFT Arquitectos, Buenos Aires

Marcus Ebener

Award of Merit
Project: Hotel Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, Valladolid, Spain
Lighting Designers: Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin and Bonn, Germany, with Diener & Diener Architekten, Basel, Switzerland, and Berlin, and Marco Serra Architect, Basel

Architectural Image Group

Award of Merit
Project: Charlotte Douglas International Airport Rental Car Facility Parking Deck
Lighting Designers: Hartranft Lighting Design, Charlotte, N.C.

Ryan Fischer

Award of Merit
Project: 1 Hotel Central Park, New York
Lighting Designers: Focus Lighting, New York

A full overview of the GE Edison Award competition can be found on the program's website.