Nineteen winning projects representing projects from 11 countries comprise the winners of the 26th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, out of nearly 260 submissions. Of the 19 projects recognized, three entries earned Special Citations, 13 earned Awards of Merit and three earned Awards of Excellence.

The IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design went to Speirs & Major Associates, for Entrance & Atrium, 3 More London Riverside in London, UK.

The IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design went to Speirs & Major Associates, for Entrance & Atrium, 3 More London Riverside in London, UK.

The highest point score winner across all categories, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, receives The IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. Speirs & Major Associates received this honor for the second straight year, this time accepted by Mark Major, IALD, for his Entrance & Atrium, 3 More London Riverside in London, UK.

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards program honors lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement. Only those projects demonstrating consistent design quality and technical expertise receive award recognition after three straight days of judging. The judges included:

MR. RANDY BURKETT, FIALD, Randy Burkett Lighting Design Inc, St. Louis MO USA
MR. COLIN CRAIG, Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago IL USA
MR. MARK MAJOR, IALD, Speirs & Major Associates, London UK
MS. JANET S. NOLAN, IALD, J.S. Nolan + Associates Lighting Design LLC, San Francisco CA USA
MR. SEAN O’CONNOR, IALD, Sean O’Connor Lighting LLC, Beverly Hills CA USA
MR. THOMAS PATERSON, ASSOC. IALD, Lux Populi, Colonia San Angel Mexico
MR. TRAVIS PENCE, Wilson Group, Charlotte NC USA
2009 IALD DESIGN AWARDS CO-CHAIRS
MS. ANDREA HARTRANFT, IALD, C.M. Kling & Associates, Alexandria, VA USA
MS. DIANE L. RODRIGUEZ, ASSOC. IALD, Indianapolis, IN USA

The IALD will be publishing the rest of the winners on its site soon. Stay tuned here.