In its second year, the annual A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards saw an even bigger and better selection of exceptional lighting projects. Up 17 percent from 2004, and with three more winners, 12 projects were chosen, which can be found in the July/August issue of Architectural Lighting or by clicking here.

Out of the 12 total projects, one outstanding achievement, nine commendable achievements, and three Virtuous Achievements (recognition given for Best Lighting Design on a Budget, Best Incorporation of Daylight, and Best Use of Color) were awarded. Architectural Lighting Editor-in-Chief, Emilie W. Sommerhoff, comments, ôThe winning projects are fantastic examples of light's ability to distinguish and enhance architecture, and the experience of the occupants who use those spaces.ö

Winners are listed below by category:

Outstanding Achievement Award

Corporate/Institutional:
Atlantic Terminal Building, Brooklyn | Submitted by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York

Commendable Achievement Awards

Corporate/Institutional:
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Avondale, Arizona | Submitted by Lam Partners, Cambridge Massachusetts
Julien J. Studley Offices, Chicago | Submitted by VOA Associates, Chicago
McClendon Athletic Facility, Oklahoma City | Submitted by Elliott + Associates Architects, Oklahoma City

Entertainment/Cultural:
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin | Submitted by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York | Submitted by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York

Retail:
Carlos Miele, New York | Submitted by Focus Lighting, New York

Hospitality:
Semiramis Hotel, Athens | Submitted by Focus Lighting, New York

Outdoor:
Frost Bank Tower, Austin, Texas | Submitted by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, New York
Panama Canal Bridge, Panama | Submitted by Brilliant Lighting Design, Miami

A|L Virtuous Achievement Categories:

Best Lighting Design on a Budget:
Panama Canal Bridge, Panama | Submitted by Brilliant Lighting Design, Miami

Best Use of Color:
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, Cabazon, California | Submitted by Visual Terrain, Van Nuys, California

Best Incorporation of Daylight:
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh | Submitted by Lam Partners, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ôPromoting this union has been the magazine's agenda since its inception,ö says Sommerhoff, ôbut the A|L Light & Architecture Design Awards gives us the opportunity to clearly honor the designers and projects that achieve a uniquely successful coordination of light and architecture.ö

Winning designers from the New York and Boston area will present their winning projects at a roundtable discussion on current issues in lighting design, in conjunction with the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting, Parsons the New School for Design lecture series. Participants will include Paul Gregory of Focus Lighting, Francesca Bettridge and Steven Bernstein of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, and Paul Zaferiou and Keith Yancey of Lam Partners.