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New York, June 9, 2010 — The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announced the recipients of the 2010 Lumen Awards on June 9 at the 42nd Annual Lumen Gala. A highly anticipated event that draws industry professionals to New York City from all over the world, The Lumen Awards publicly recognizes professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design.

To honor this year's Award winners and highlight their achievements, IESNYC welcomed over 600 leaders in lighting design, architecture, interior design, engineering and manufacturing, to a celebratory evening at New York's Chelsea Piers. Considered to be the most prestigious annual lighting event in the New York metropolitan area, the fun-filled evening fostered a spirit of camaraderie that lit up the room and made the event the place to be—to see and be seen.

Eleven Lumen Awards were presented in two major categories by Elena Mikoleski of Acuity Brands Lighting and Adrienne Shulman of GE Lighting. Lumen Award of Merit winners were cited for meritorious recognition in permanent architectural application. Lumen Citation winners received special recognition awards for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation or other work. In addition, individuals recognized for their dedicated service and contributions to the lighting community were presented with IESNYC Brilliance Awards, IES Section Service Awards and the IES Meritorious Award.

Summing up the event's success, Kelly Seeger, ICF International, president of the NYC Section, credits the Lumen Committee and all the volunteers who work so hard to bring it about. “They give their all,” she said, “and it shows. The Lumen Awards Gala has it all: inspired lighting design, great networking, and a lot of heart. We're happy to host what is truly an exciting evening for the award recipients, the NYC lighting community and everyone who attends.”

Tackling the difficult job of judging this year's entries was a dedicated panel consisting of: Domingo Gonzalez, principal in charge, Domingo Gonzalez Associates Inc.; Daniel Haas, Brandston Partnership; Giselle Mercado, an associate at Cooley Monato Studio; Matthew Tirschwell, principal of Tirschwell & Co. Inc. Architectural Lighting Design; Marilyn Sloane, Energy Efficient Lighting Design; and Mary Ann Hay, principal and director of lighting design at Syska Hennessy Group.

Special tributes were paid posthumously to Der Scutt, a lighting visionary, IESNA fellow, past president and member for 50 years of IESNYC; Alejandro Bulaevsky, senior designer, LumenArch; and Todd Rosencrans, Jet Pak Electric, former board member of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York.

LUMEN CITATION for Impact of Interior Lighting on Exterior Presence

United States Federal Courthouse, Springfield, MA

Lighting Design Firm: SBLD Studio - Susan Brady, Zengwei Fu, and Attila Uysal

LUMEN CITATION for Transformation of an Urban Environment

Triple Bridge Gateway, New York, NY

Lighting Designer: Leni Schwendinger, Light Projects LTD - Leni Schwendinger, Eric Chenault, Charles Cameron, and Jodi Geroux

Lighting Designer: David Lander

LUMEN CITATION for Achievement in Technical Artistry

Yas Marina Hotel, Abu Dhabi', United Arab Emirates

Lighting Designer: ArupLighting - Brian Stacy, Rich Fisher, Gabe Guilliams, Giulio Antonutto-foi, Anthony Cortez, Matthew Franks, Theresa Mahoney, and Key Anderson

Lighting Designer: 1212-Studio, Inc. - Tommy Voeten


Citygarden, St. Louis, MO

Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc. - Charles G. Stone II and Zack Zanolli

Lighting Designer: Randy Burkett Lighting Design - Randy Burkett and Susan Jennings


Chanel Encore, Las Vegas, NV

Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc. - Paul Marantz, Michael Hemmenway, and Frank Hollenkamp


Alice Tully Hall and Julliard School at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Lighting Designer: L'Observatoire International - Herve Descottes, Jason Neches,

Nathalie Rozot, and Beatrice Witzgall


Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale, AZ

Lighting Design Firm: Focus Lighting - Paul Gregory, Kelly Hannon, and Brett Andersen


Yale Arts Complex: Paul Rulolph Hall, Jeffrey H. Loria Center for the History of Art and Robert B. Hass Family Arts Library, New Haven, CT

Lighting Designer - HDLC, Robert Leiter, Bianca Tzeng, Chung Ho, and Burr Rutledge


Private Residence, Kuala Lumpur

Lighting Designer - L'Observatoire International, Herve Descottes and Etienne Gillabert


The Wright, New York, NY

Lighting Design Firm: Tillotson Design Associates - Suzan Tillotson, Mark Kubicki, and Yoshimi Sato


Aerole, New York, NY

Lighting Design Firm: Focus Lighting - Paul Gregory, Juan Pablo Lira, Michael Cummings, and Hilary Manners

The NYC Section (IESNYC) of the Illuminating Engineering Society is a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for, and fascination with, all things lighting. The roster includes lighting designers, architects, engineers, consultants, lighting manufacturers, lighting representatives, electrical distributors and allied professionals. All are dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination not only to members, but also to other professional organizations, the industry, and the public. This is done through inspirational events, informative programs and educational series, as well as social networking opportunities.

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