June 2012 Table of Contents

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To Light, Or Not To Light?

All eyes will be focused on London from July 27 to Aug. 12 for the Olympic Games. The city has been preparing for several years, and, unlike most previous Olympic host cities, has been making a concerted effort to create an infrastructure that will both meet the immediate demands of the games and serve the city well into the future. Read more

Briefs
GE Edison Awards GE Edison Awards

The 29th Annual GE Edison Awards were presented May 8, 2012, during Lightfair in Las Vegas at an evening award program and reception held at The Wynn Hotel. Read more

IALD International Lighting Awards IALD International Lighting Awards

Lightfair served as the backdrop for the announcement of several annual architectural lighting design award programs including the 29th Annual IALD International Lighting Awards. Read more

Briefs 35th Annual Cooper Lighting Source Awards

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. Read more

Professional Practice
Hanging Out a Shingle Professional Practice Hanging Out a Shingle

Starting a design firm requires patience, perseverance, focus, and planning. Unfortunately, many design entrepreneurs fail to spend enough time on the planning phase and ultimately lose the business or incur significant liability. Read more

Design
London's Legacy

There's a buzzword at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it has nothing to do with Wenlock, the games' shiny, one-eyed mascot. "Legacy" is the word on the tip of everybody's tongue: From the 618-acre Olympic Park, set to become a focal point in the regeneration of its East London neighborhood, to new housing, transportation links, and utility infrastructure, the Olympic organizers hope that the massive development for the games will bring about a lasting physical and social transformation in London. Read more

Technology
Control Integration Control Integration

Lighting controls have always been an essential component of a lighting system, as they enable basic functionality: turning lights on and off, and dimming. Read more

Features
Saving Saarinen

When Jeff Gerwing, principal in the Detroit office of SmithGroupJJR, walked into the Cranbrook Art Museum in 2008, he had one question: "Why aren't the lights on?" Read more

Illuminated Tribute Projects Illuminated Tribute

The 16 acres in lower Manhattan known as ground zero is arguably the most emotionally charged site of our time. It is the location of the Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993, terrorist attacks, where 2,983 people lost their lives. Creating an appropriate commemoration that recognizes all the victims at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa., where flight 93 crashed, has been an important part of the rebuilding efforts. Read more

One-on-One
One-on-One with Leni Schwendinger One-on-One One-on-One with Leni Schwendinger

Lighting has long been a natural outlet for Leni Schwendinger and her creative interests in storytelling and placemaking. While still in high school in Berkeley, Calif., she began by studying theater and lighting stagecraft, and then in 1972, she went on to study cinema at the London Film School. Read more

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