On June 19, the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC) recognized the work of its members during its annual award dinner the 46th Lumen Awards. Twelve projects representing 10 New York City design firms received awards in three categories: the Lumen Award of Excellence; the Lumen Award of Merit; and the Lumen Citation. Established in 1968, the Lumens are the oldest awards program in the lighting industry and a singular event in the New York lighting community’s calendar. This year more than 700 guests attended. 
The complete list of 2014 Lumen Award winners are:
Lumen Awards of Excellence:
Project: Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

Lighting Designer: Arup, New York

Project: Steven L. Anderson Center and Vol Walker Hall Renovation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
Lighting Designer: Renfro Design Group, New York 

Parrish Art Museum
Matthu Placek Parrish Art Museum

Steven L. Anderson Center and Vol Walker Hall Renovation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Timothy Hursley Steven L. Anderson Center and Vol Walker Hall Renovation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville



Awards of Merit:
Project: Tao Downtown, New York
Lighting Designer: Focus Lighting, New York
Project: Les Haras, Strasbourg, France
Lighting Designer: L’Observatoire International, New York
Project: Yonkers Casino, Yonkers, New York
Lighting Designer: Tillotson Design Associates, New York
Project: Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Lighting Designer: Cline Bettridge Bernstein, New York
Project: The Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago
Lighting Designer: Cline Bettridge Bernstein, New York

Tao Downtown
Warren Jagger Tao Downtown

Les Haras
Courtesy L'Observatoire International Les Haras
Yonkers Casino
Paul Warchol Photography Yonkers Casino
Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University
Christopher Payne Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University


The Theatre School, DePaul University
Jeff Goldberg/Esto The Theatre School, DePaul University


Lumen Citations:
Citation for Skillful Balance of Energy and Aesthetics
Project: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston
Lighting Designer: AKF Lighting Design, New York
Citation for Innovative Use of Daylighting
Project: The Lowline, New York
Lighting Designer: Arup, New York
Citation for Exceptional Energy Efficiency in a Historical Renovation
Project: Waldorf-Astoria Park Avenue Lobby and Entry, New York
Lighting Designer: Cooley Monato Studio, New York
Citation for Successful Design on a Minimal Budget
Project: Pink Dolphin, Los Angeles
Lighting Designer: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting, New York office
Citation for Effective Lighting in a Compromised Space
Project: Friends Seminary Dining Hall, New York
Lighting Designer: PHT Lighting Design, New York
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Anton Grassi/Esto Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


The Lowline
Courtesy Arup The Lowline


Waldorf-Astoria Park Avenue Lobby and Entry
Michael Weber Waldorf-Astoria Park Avenue Lobby and Entry
Pink Dolphin
Jim Bartsch Photography Pink Dolphin


Friends Seminary Dining Hall
Peiheng Tsai Friends Seminary Dining Hall


The following designers served on the 2014 Lumen Awards jury:
Brett Anderson, principal, Focus Lighting;
Glenn Leitch, principal and design director, Highland Associates;
David A. Mintz, founder and principal of The Mintz Lighting Group;
Mitul Parekh, principal, Tillotson Design Associates; and 
C. Brooke Silver, principal, Jan & Brooke, Luminae. 
Click here for further information about the 2014 Lumen Awards.