• 2014 AL Design Awards - St. Moritz Church

    The latest transformation to this historic Alpine church employs a dynamic white-light scheme, which provides a luminous clarity to the structure’s interior.

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    2013 AL Design Awards - St. Katherine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans

    The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at Xavier University—named after the school’s founder—breaks away from traditional churches both in style and in lighting approach.

  • Commendable Achievement, Interior Lighting - Lumen United Reform Church and Community Center

    The Lumen United Reform Church in London is not your typical place of worship.

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    Divine Inspiration

    Three Montreal designers won a competition outlining ideas to illuminate the façade of the Gesú, a church built in 1865 that now houses the oldest operating performance hall in Quebec.

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    Madonna Della Strada Chapel, Chicago

    Left unfinished when its doors opened in the late 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression with the looming threat of war, the interior of the Madonna della Strada Chapel on the Loyola University Chicago campus is now complete.

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    Temple Emanu-El

    With a great sense of respect and restraint, the lighting design for Temple Emanu-El, a prominent New York City synagogue located on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, the adage “less is more” certainly holds true.

  • Lighting Brings New Life to Chilean Churches

    Multinational power utilities typically are not known for sustained investment in the revitalization of underprivileged communities. Enersis, the leading power utility for much of South America, however, is doing exactly that, with a massive illumination program called "Lighting Churches South of...


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  • Comment: Think Like a Jury Member

    Design work has many facets. At its core is the clarity of presentation through all of its components—both visual and written.

  • Center Stage: Theatrical Fixtures for Architectural Lighting Applications

    These luminaires from Times Square Lighting, Apollo Design Technologies, and Osram bring high luminous output and color clarity to architectural applications.

  • Phil Gabriel, 1939 - 2014

    Lighting designer Phil Gabriel passed away on Aug. 9. A great advocate of the profession and of lighting education, his efforts on behalf of the lighting design community will be missed.

  • 2014 Lumen Awards Recognizes 12 Projects

    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-based design firms received awards.

  • September 2014 Lighting Events and Deadlines

    Here is a listing of some of the lighting industry events and deadlines that will be occurring in September 2014. Information is correct at this posting. Be sure to check the respective event websites directly regarding any updates or changes.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards Postscript

    This year, two projects played the roles of design-issue instigators: the Lowline and the New York City Streetlight.

  • 2014 AL Design Awards - Memorial to the Victims of Violence

    A white-light color palette distinguishes between the man-made and natural elements of this memorial commemorating those that have been lost to politically and socially charged violence.