Nineteen projects from 11 countries comprise the winners of the 26th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, which were recognized at a presentation on May 6 in New York. Of the 19 projects honored, three entries earned Special Citations, 13 earned Awards of Merit, and three earned Awards of Excellence.
In addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for its project, the highest point scorer across all categories receives the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. For the second year in a row, Speirs & Major Associates took home this distinction. Accepting the award for Speirs & Major was Mark Major, IALD, for work on 3 More London Riverside in London.
“The IALD received more than 260 submissions in response to its call for entries — more than we have received in prior years, surpassing last year's entry total by 100 projects,” says Andrea Hartranft, IALD member and IALD International Lighting Design Awards chair. “The winners of the 26th Annual International Lighting Design Awards reflect the international reach of this design competition, and the quality of design capable by this industry's practitioners.”