The 38th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards

by | Jun 25, 2021 | News

Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered online for the second time to honor the winners of the 38th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the longest running and one of the most prestigious lighting design awards programs in existence.

The award ceremony was hosted by Douglas Leonard, IALD President, and Mirjam Roos, the 2021 Awards Chair. Leonard congratulated the community for continuing to reach new heights in lighting design even amid the challenges of the last year.

Award recipients streamed in from across the globe to receive their awards—from Chicago, New York, and Seattle in the United States; London, UK; Tokyo, Japan; Shali, Russia; and Sarjah, UAE. The night truly celebrated the best in lighting design on a global scale.

The award ceremony began after Leonard and Roos introduced the judging panel and thanked them for their dedication to maintaining a fair and impartial judging process.

The 2021 IALD judges were:

  • Yahui Cheng, IALD, CLD: Light Poetic (Melbourne, Australia + Taipei)
  • Kristen Garibaldi, Associate IALD: ARUP (New York, NY USA)
  • Julia Hartmann, IALD, CLD: Lightsphere GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Joe Lawton: Media Objectives at Valerio Dewalt Train (Chicago, IL USA)
  • Vladan Paunovic, IALD, CLD: Ramboll Lighting (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Tina Turrisi: HDR (Sydney, Australia)

Next, the awards were announced in alphabetical order by award. In total there was 2 Special Citations, 13 Awards of Merit, and 5 Awards of Excellence.

In a touching moment before the announcement of the Radiance Award, the top award for global lighting design, the IALD took a moment to thank their out-going Chief Executive Officer Marsha Turner. Turner has led the IALD for 18 years, and many IALD executives shared farewell videos and words of thanks for her many years of leadership.

The awards are as follows:

Special Citation for the Use of Lighting Technology for Creative Engagement
Boulevard of Arts
Dnipro, Ukraine

Special Citation for Lighting Façade Integration as a Seamless Architecture Element:
K11 Art and Cultural Centre
Speirs Major
Hong Kong, China

Awards of Merit
25 East Washington Lobby
Schuler Shook
Chicago, IL USA

600 West Chicago Lobby Renovation
Schuler Shook
Chicago, IL USA

ChongQing ChangShou Sales Gallery
Glint Lighting Design
Chongqing, China

CME Group
Schuler Shook
Chicago, IL USA

David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
LICHT and HLB Lighting Design
New York, NY USA

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
L’Observatoire International
Washington, DC USA

Harrods Fine Dining
Lighting Design International
London, UK

Oculus Light Studio
Seattle, WA USA

The Ritz-Carlton Nikko
Tochigi, Japan

Sharjah Mosque
Light Concept
Sarjah, UAE

Starbucks Reserve Tianjin Riverside 66 Flagship Store
WEGO Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
Tianjin, China

Wang Jing Memorial Hall
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
One Light Associates (Beijing)
Songyang, Zhejiang Province, China

Awards of Excellence:

Canadian Parliament West Block Committee Rooms
Office for Visual Interaction
Ottowa, ON Canada

Central Mosque
Independent Lighting Designers
Shali, Russia

Light Bureau
Stockholm, Sweden

Lux Populi
Sydney, NSW Australia

2021 Radiance Award for Excellent in Lighting Design

Toranomon Hills Business Tower
Sirius Lighting Office Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Congratulations to all the award winners!