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The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients

Honouring BC’s Best Lighting Designers

On May 30, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) awarded its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients, which honours outstanding BC lighting designers for their work. The gala event held at CBC Studio One served up canapés and cocktails followed by the awards ceremony celebrating the best in BC’s lighting community.

“The lighting projects received this year showcased a variety of organizations utilizing new lighting technology to create new spaces and upgrade existing ones,” says Marty Geusebroek, IESBC’s chair member and account manager at CDM2. “From universities to public outdoor areas, it’s remarkable to see how subtle lighting additions can enhance texture, emphasize colour, and support the structure of the built environment.”

Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography

This year’s IESBC’s Vision Award and Award of Merit recipient is:

  • šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion (EOS Lightmedia), formerly The Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, for Outdoor Lighting Design in Vancouver, BC. For the pronunciation of the plaza’s name and additional information, visit the City of Vancouver.

Additional Award of Merit recipients include:

  • Richmond Olympic Oval event hall lighting upgrade (Prism Engineering Limited) for Energy and Environmental Design (Richmond, BC).
  • UBC Aquatic Centre (AES Engineering) for Interior Lighting Design (Vancouver, BC).
  • Whistler Gateway Loop (AES Engineering) for Outdoor Lighting Design (Whistler, BC).
  • St. Michaels University School (SMUS) Sun Centre Dining Hall and Student Commons(AES Engineering) for Interior Lighting Design (Victoria, BC).
  • Robson Court Renovation 840 Howe Street (AES Engineering) for Interior Lighting Design (Vancouver, BC).
Photo credit: Rod Preston

The 2019 BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award recipient is:

  • The Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade (Prism Engineering) located in Vancouver, BC.

This year’s honourable mention is:

  • The Origo Club (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse) for Interior Lighting Design located in Richmond, BC.

Submissions for the IES ‘Vision Awards’ open yearly in January and projects are judged based on how well the lighting design meets the program criteria. It is not a competition, and it is stage one leading up to IES’s national ‘Illumination Awards,’ which will be presented on August 8 at the IES Conference in Louisville, KY. For more information on IESBC, seminars and membership, visit www.iesbc.org

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