Zhou Li
Lightfair was the host for the 32nd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards presented May 6, 2015, at an evening program and reception held at Gotham Hall in New York City. Fifteen projects four Awards of Excellence, 10 Awards of Merit, and 1 Special Citation were recognized from a field of more than 200 international entries. The Radiance Award, the program’s highest honor, went to BUME Perfect Illumination Design & Engineering Company for their work on the Han Show Theatre in Wuhan City, Hubei, China.

Projects were reviewed and evaluated by a group of lighting and architectural professionals at the IALD’s headquarter offices in Chicago in December 2014. The jury members were as follows: Gilberto Franco, Franco Associados, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lewis Goetz, Baskervill, Metro Washington, D.C.; Stephen Lees, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, New York; Maureen Moran, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design, Washington, D.C.; Leslie North, Aurora Lighting Design, Graylake, Ill., Lee Prince, Light & Design Associates, London; Jason Rosenblatt, Nelson, Chicago. 

The full list of 2015 winning projects is: 

Radiance Award
Project: Han Show Theatre in Wuhan City, Hubei, China
Lighting Designers: BUME Perfect Illumination Design & Engineering Company

Award of Excellence
Project: The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center, New York
Lighting Designers: Fisher Marantz Stone, New York

Xing Kaiqun
Award of Excellence
Project: Zhenhai Culture & Art Center, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Lighting Designers: Ningbo Yongqi Lighting Co. 

Will Scott Photography

Award of Excellence

Project: Kings Cross Square, London

Lighting Designers: Studio Fractal Lighting Design, Gatwick, West Sussex, U.K.

Naho Kubota

Award of Merit

Project: Stapleton Library, Staten Island, N.Y. 

Lighting Designers: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York

Award of Merit

Project: Kyobashi Child Institution, Tokyo
Lighting Designers: Lighting M, Tokyo

Henrik Kam, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Award of Merit
Project: California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Salon Doré, San Francisco
Lighting Designers: Auerbach Glasow French, San Francisco

Stefan Muller
Award of Merit
Project: Art Museum Ahrenshoop, Osteseebad Ahrenshoop, Germany

Lighting Designers: Licht Kunst Licht, Bonn, Germany

Michael Moran/Otto
James Newton

Award of Merit

Project: The Brown Institute for Media Innovation at the Columbia University School of Journalism, New York

Lighting Designers: Buro Happold, New York

Award of Merit

Project: Knightsbridge Estate, London

Lighting Designers: GIA Equation, London

Jay Rosenblatt

Award of Merit

Project: The U.S. National Library Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, Washington. D.C.

Lighting Designers: Available Light, Salem, Mass.

James Newton

Award of Merit

Project: Queen Elizabeth Park, London

Lighting Designers: Speirs + Major, London

Sander & Bastian

Award of Merit

Project: Das Gerber, Stuttgart, Germany

Lighting Designers: Pfarré Lighting Design, Munich, Germany

Morgan Sheff

Award of Merit

Project: Northrop Auditorium Renovation, Minneapolis, Minn.

Lighting Designers: HGA Architects + Engineers, Minneapolis, Minn., and Arup, New York

Paz & Cheung

Special Citation for Provoking Interactive Play in a Social Context

Project: Light Garden, Lima, Peru
Lighting Designers: Claudia Paz Lighting Studio, Lima, Peru