The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) recently announced 21 winners of the 37th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions. Top honors goes to Arup UK for The University of Sheffield Concourse in Sheffield, England UK, which received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design award.

Image courtesy of Midi Photography/Arup

Awards of Excellence:

• The Keller Center – University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy | Chicago, IL USA |AKLD Lighting Design, Ltd.
• Kistefos – The Twist |Jevnaker, Norway | Light Bureau
• Relighting of Interior of Norwich Cathedral | Norwich, England UK | Speirs + Major•Royal Opera House |London, England UK | Studio Fractal
• Tennessee State Museum | Nashville, TN USA | HGA
• The University of Sheffield Concourse | Sheffield, England UK | Arup UK
• Vancouver Waterfront Park Grant Street Pier and Plaza | Vancouver, WA USA | Fisher Marantz Stone

IALD Awards of Merit:

• 160 Spear Street |San Francisco, CA USA | PritchardPeck Lighting
• Free Library of Philadelphia |Philadelphia, PA USA | Lam Partners
• Green Jadeite |Kaohsiung City | Taiwan (ROC) | Art Light Design Consultants, Inc.
• H&M Flagship Store Façade Lighting |Oslo, Norway |ZENISK AS
• International Presbyterian Church |Ealing, England UK | 18 Degrees
• La Vie Ltd. Wine & Spirits Merchant | Taipei, Taiwan (ROC) | J.Y. Lighting Design
• Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122 |Redmond, WA USA | Dark Light Design
• Nihombashi Mitsukoshi |Tokyo, Japan | Lighting Planners Associates
• RH New York |New York, NY USA | Sean O’Connor Lighting
• Shanghai Waterfront – 25 Landmarks |Shanghai, China | Overall Project Design Fisher Marantz Stone, in collaboration with seven lighting design firms
• Singapore Buddhist Lodge |Singapore | Light Collab
• Zurich Innovation Center Givaudan |Kemptthal, Switzerland | Lightsphere GmbH

IALD Special Citations:

• Boston City Hall Renovation |Boston, MA USA | Lam Partners
• Rain |Washington, DC USA | Thurlow Small, Inc.

The judges included five IALD members: Susanna Antico, IALD, Milan, Italy; Mark Loeffler, IALD, Hamden, CT USA; Kevin Theobald, IALD, Wells-Next-To-The-Sea, UK; Bob Shook, FIALD, Chicago, IL USA; Diane McNabb-Rodriguez, Associate IALD, Charlotte, NC USA; Ed Seiber, Architect, Atlanta, GA USA; and Nolita Ryan, Interior Designer, Sydney Australia.

See the past winners here.