Lumen Award Winners 10

Domingo Gonzalez, LC, MIES, CIALD, DLF, AIA, Principal in Charge at Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Daniel Haas, Designer with Brandston Partnership
Mary Ann Hay, IALD, LEED AP, Principal and Director at Syska Hennessy Group
Giselle Mercado, IES, Associate at Cooley Monato Studio
Marilyn Sloane
Matthew Tirschwell, principal of Tirschwell & Co.Inc Architectural Lighting Design

Lumen Award Descriptions
Lumen Award of Excellence – The highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application
Lumen Award of Merit – Meritorious recognition for permanent architectural application
Lumen Citation – Special recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation or other work
Lumen Feltman Award – Recognition for excellence in retail merchandising lighting

Yas Marina Hotel
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Lumen Citation for Achievement in Technical Artistry Arup provided electric and natural lighting and controls design for the active gridshell component for a 499 room luxury hotel and resort situated within and across a new F1 racetrack site. The gridshell blankets the two towers with approximately 5,000 fritted glazing panels, each lit with a custom designed color changing luminaire. Automated programming using low-res media files ensures an ever-changing guest experience. Natural lighting design included sunlight reflection studies for the gridshell used in collaboration with the racetrack design. Arup also provided site and landscape illumination for the project including two pedestrian bridges as well as an event lawn. Lighting Designer: Arup Lighting – Brian Stacy, Rich Fisher, Gabe Guilliams, Giulio Antonutto-foi, Anthony Cortez, Matthew Franks, Theresa Mahoney, Kay Anderson Lighting Designer: 1212-Studio, Inc. – Tommy Voeten Owner: Aldar Properties PJSC Photography: Paolo Castellani Bjorn Moerman Arup  

Triple Bridge Gateway
New York, NY Lumen Citation for Transformation of an Urban Environment Transforming a dark and dismal barrier between two neighborhoods into a welcoming portal — at the largest bus terminal in the country — was the owner and community mandate for this urban project. A close collaboration between lighting designer and architect produced a luminous room – a colorful architectural design solution for pedestrians and commuters transiting below a complex system of bus ramps spanning Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. The design is composed of standard lighting fixtures, which were the most energy-efficient possible when designed in 2001. The project duration was eight years entailing unique project and client management methods. Lighting Designer: Leni Schwendinger Light Projects LTD – Leni Schwendinger, Eric Chenault, Charles Cameron, Jodi Geroux Lighting Designer: David Lander Architect: PKSB Architects – Henry Stolzman, Kentaro Tsubaki Photography: Archphoto  

United States Federal Courthouse
Springfield, MA Lumen Citation for Impact of Interior Lighting on Exterior Presence The US Federal Courthouse in Springfield Massachusetts serves as a glowing backdrop for two stately Copper Beech and Linden trees. This lighting effect was achieved by grazing the multi story interior columns with ceramic metal halide fixtures and washing the walls beyond. A conscious decision was made to not illuminate the trees but to allow the internal illumination of the building’s public areas to highlight the architecture; dramatically silhouetting and featuring the trees’ sculptural nature. The stark white façade and interior colonnade provide a visual hug for the ancient trees creating a beautiful contrast between them and their sheltering façade. Lighting Designer: SBLD Studio – Susan Brady, Zengwei Fu, Attila Uysal Architect: Moshe Safdie and Associates Owner: General Service Administration Photography: Tim Hursley, Attila Uysal, Aydin Can Ozel  

Chanel Encore
Las Vegas, NV Lumen Award of Merit This Chanel boutique pairs two distinct concepts side-by-side to house both fashion and fine jewelry. Fashion is crisp, graphic and bold while fine jewelry is warm and subtle, with a calming residential feel. Fine jewelry includes a series of display vitrines with custom LED lighting fixtures designed specifically for this application. The lighting design supports these two distinct environments, each with its own character but playing upon the same stage. Design challenges included the necessity for energy efficiency, easy and infrequent maintenance, complex and awkward spaces and the technical and aesthetic requirements of fine jewelry display lighting. Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc. – Paul Marantz, Michael Hemmenway, Frank Hollenkamp Architect: Peter Marino Architect Client: Chanel Photography: Chanel / Fisher Marantz Stone  

Bourbon Steak
Scottsdale, AZ Lumen Award of Merit Marrying modern and rustic, this desert steakhouse balances warm and cool white light to create a dazzling dining space. The exterior is up-lit to emphasize the strong and modern facade. The sparkling entryway, lined with up-lit and down-lit wine racks behind glass walls, greets patrons. Ornamental cinderblock walls with tea light candles create pattern and motion. A dome acts as a “skylight” above one dining room, tricking the eye with bluish tones of white neon. Conversely, the inset wooden ceiling in the next room has a cove of warm neon light to accent the natural wood and angular shape. Lighting Designer: Focus Lighting – Paul Gregory, Kelly Hannon, Brett Andersen Architect: AvroKo – Adam Farmerie Owner: Michael Mina Photography: AvroKo  

Yale Arts Complex
New Haven, CT Lumen Award of Merit In the arts complex renovation/expansion, lighting supports the architectural objective of integration and articulation of the two structures. Prominent linear channels and R40 lamps of the original design were recaptured through a custom metal halide fixture solution, restoring the design intent of embracing the visual graphic of the fixtures and expressing the texture of the cast concrete Brutalist building while also supporting the interior program and achieving LEED Gold Certification. Elements of the original lighting vocabulary are reinterpreted within the expansion, with continuous fluorescents alluding to the linear channels. Daylight-responsive dimming was integrated into the expansion through skylights and perimeter windows. Lighting Designer: HDLC – Robert Leiter, Bianca Tzeng, Chung Ho, Burr Rutledge Photography: Esto Photographics Inc. – Peter Aaron, Ezra Stoller / Richard Barnes  

Private Residence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lumen Award of Merit This wild, otherworldly architecture is the backdrop for a futuristic yet traditional house in Kuala Lumpur. A Parisian interior designer, a Kenyan-born Canadian architect, and a New York lighting designer collaborated on this 32,000 sqft residence for three generations of a prominent Chinese-Malaysian family. Lighting Designer: L’Observatoire International – Herve Descottes, Etienne Gillabert Architect: Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku Photography: Roland Halbe  

The Wright
New York, NY Lumen Award of Merit Evoking Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic design, the dynamic lines of the Wright Restaurant are reinforced thru a harmonious relationship of light and architectural form that heightens the Guggenheim’s essential sense of procession. Its white palette, animated by an ever-changing aesthetic, is enhanced by continuous gentle light that gives the space lift and definition. Low level lighting , integrated at the banquettes, provides an intimate dining experience; while the “fiber-optic” wood wall and the illuminated edges of the glass shelving provide a necessary sparkle, which is extended in the reflections in the metal finished wall finish. Lighting Designer: Tillotson Design Associates – Suzan Tillotson, Mark Kubicki, Yoshimi Sato Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect – Andre Kikoski Owner: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Photography: Peter Aaron / Esto Photographics  

St. Louis, MO Lumen Award of Merit Framed by the famous Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, the Citygarden is a patron of the local community, its visitors and the artists housed within. In response to the objectives set forth by the client, the landscape architect designed a sculpture garden that honors the Region’s heritage, historical roots and natural topography. Two firms collaborated to meet the demands of the project; one firm tending to lighting the landscape, hardscape and waterscape to embrace the botanical theme and the other to create a visually striking, yet contextually sensitive, presentation of the art; while ensuring a secure urban nighttime experience. Lighting Designer: Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc. – Charles G Stone II, Zack Zanolli Lighting Designer: Randy Burkett Lighting Design – Randy Burkett, Susan Jennings Architect: Studio|Durham Architects Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects Owner: Gateway Foundation Photography: Debbie Frankie Photography 2009, Hedrich Blessing, Stefan Hester  

New York, NY Lumen Award of Merit Passersby on busy 42nd Street are invited inside Aureole by the enticing glow of internally lit elements. Flattering ambient light is attributed to a new generation of dimmable warm white LEDs mounted within linear wall coves, custom sconces and the bar fascia. The low-maintenance and cost-effective sources also provide a warm, comfortable glow. A curved glass wine display, with neon backlighting and halogen up-lighting, hovers above the dining room as a glittering focal point. Xenon sources in the formed resin chandeliers create visual interest and additional ambient light. Recessed halogen fixtures accent each table and make the tableware sparkle. Lighting Designer: Focus Lighting – Paul Gregory, Juan Pablo Lira, Michael Cummings, Hilary Manners Interior Designer: Tihany Design – Adam Tihany Owner: Charlie Palmer Photography: Eric Laignel  

Alice Tully Hall & Juilliard School at Lincoln Center
New York, NY Lumen Award of Merit This project included full renovation of Tully Hall, plus 65,000 sqft of new construction for Juilliard School. Tully Hall occupies the lower 2 floors; Juilliard School occupies the top 3 floors. The lighting concept unifies and brings a nocturnal identity to the project, emphasizing the institution’s nighttime vitality. Lighting emphasizes transparency of the glass facades, using interior surfaces as reflectors of light. Lighting Designer: L’Observatoire International – Herve Descottes, Jason Neches, Nathalie Rozot, Beatrice Witzgall Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FX Fowle Architects Owner: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Photography: Iwan Baan, Emile Dubuisson, Jason Neches