Austin-Round Rock, TX

Illuminated Ingenuity
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Illuminated Ingenuity

An ingenious (and economical) combo of glass and light transforms Austin, Texas's... More

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Lumen Awards

Eleven projects shine at the IES New York Section annual award program. More

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IES Call for Papers, Deadline: May 27, 2011

The IES has announced the Call for Papers for its Annual Conference, to be held Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2011, in Austin, Texas. The title of the 2011 conference is "Lessons in Sketching: From Master Classes to Global Lighting Solutions." The conference organizers are "seeking papers, which will influence the application of lighting in the built environment (interior and exterior.)" For full details and submission requirements, go to: http://apps.d-wise.com/IES/cfp2011/. More

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Texas is Tops for Luraline Sales

Lighting manufacturer Luraline has announced its annual Sales Achievement Awards winners. Two out of three of the company's top-selling sales agencies for 2006 hail from Texas. The Lighting Alliance of Dallas, which covers a sales territory ranging from New Mexico to northern Texas and eastward to Shreveport, Louisiana, achieved the highest sales for Luraline during 2006. Spectrum Lighting of Austin placed third, beat out for second place by Lumen FX of Billings, Montana. More

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Whole Foods, Austin, TeXas

CHALLENGE Far from the sterile environment of a conventional supermarket, the inviting atmosphere of the Whole Foods Markets encourages shoppers to explore and linger. While retailers favor bright lights to lure customers to displays, general concerns over the use of traditional lamps, specifically the ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths they emit, have prompted stores to rethink their lighting approach. Owing to this and other issues like energy usage, the Whole Foods Markets' lighting standards, while store specific, 'have been in continual development,' says Mike O'Leary, principal at CTA, the architecture and engineering firm that has worked with the store for the past five years. The defining challenge found in developing a lighting concept for the new 80,000-square-foot landmark store in Austin, Texas, was efficiency. More

Commendable Achievement, Outdoor - Frost Bank Tower
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Commendable Achievement, Outdoor - Frost Bank Tower

With a significant presence both day and night, the Frost Bank Headquarters has... More

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