The 28th Annual IALD Awards ceremony and dinner took place on the evening of May 18 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
The evening began with a special presentation to lighting designer Jonathan Speirs, who was made an honorary member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. Then the awards were presented to 17 projects. The program's highest award—The Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, which is selected from the projects receiving awards of excellence—was presented to Bonn, Germany–based lighting design firm Licht Kunst Licht for the Telekombridge in Bonn, Germany. Project submissions are reviewed by a jury of seven lighting-design and architecture professionals.
The other 2011 IALD Award winners: Awards of Excellence: ThyssenKrupp Quarter, Essen, Germany, Licht Kunst Licht, Bonn, Germany
Awards of Excellence: Cha Cha The, Taipei, Taiwan, The Flaming Beacon, Melbourne, Australia; Helsingborg Waterfront, Helsinborg, Sweden, AF–Hansen & Henneberg, Herlev, Denmark; Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, Buro Hapold, New York; Aman New Delhi, New Delhi, India, Lighting Planners Associates, Tokyo; Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion, Buffalo, N.Y., Arup Lighting, New York
Awards of Merit: The East Harlem School, New York, Peter Glux and Partners and Lux Populi, New York; Expo Axis at the World Expo Shanghai, Shanghai, Shanghai Grandar Light Art & Technology Co., Shanghai; Nikkei Head Office, Tokyo, Sirius Lighting Office, Tokyo; Hotel Encanto, Acapulco, Mexico, Lighteam, Mexico City; Dee and Charles Wyly Theater, Dallas, Tillotson Design Associates, New York; Municipal Theater of Zafra, Zafra, Badajoz, Spain, Enrique Krahe Architect, Madrid; Art Collector's Loft, New York, Renfro Design Group, New York; Science Storms at the Musuem of Science and Industry, Chicago, Focus Lighting, New York
Special Citation for Innovative Use of Light as a Sculptral Element: JR Amagasaki Station North NK Building, Hyogo, Japan, Akari+Design Associates, Tokyo
Special Citation for the Delicate Treatment of Light and Architecture: Glass/Wood House, New Canaan, Conn.; Architectural LX, New York