The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) Announces Winners of Its Second Annual Tesla Awards™

by | Sep 2, 2021 | News

BRENTWOOD, TN, September 2, 2021—The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) announces winners of its Second Annual Tesla Awards™. Ten Tesla Awards were given this year for the following projects:

  • Confidential Client Office TI– Stantec
  • Deloitte HQ Link Bridges –Equation Lighting Design
  • 25 E Washington Lobby – Schuler Shook
  • Penthouse – LS Group
  • Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist – MORLIGHTS
  • Rockefeller Capital Management – Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Confidential Aerospace Defense Corporation – Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Princeton University Firestone Library – Fisher Marantz Stone
  • BGI Castel Headquarters – Marco Stignani
  • CME Group—Schuler Shook

Staying true to its mission, the NLB created the Tesla Awards to honor lighting projects that provide High-Benefit Lighting®, or lighting that promotes human performance, health, safety, and commerce.  Not only do the winning projects showcase the value of lighting, but they also demonstrate the best practices in lighting design, as well as the importance of collaboration.

The awards are to be presented Friday, October 29th at LightFair at 11:30 a.m. in the Special Events Area.   In addition, at a later date, the judges will conduct a deep dive interview allowing the designers to describe the jobs in detail.

Mary Beth Gotti, Telsa Committee Chair, stated, “We realize that while many are reviewing their plans to attend LightFair, we will be conducting a live awards presentation and abiding by all safety protocols.” NLB Chair, Howard Lewis said, “This year we are very excited to honor the Tesla Awardees in person at LightFair as well as learn the details of these award-winning projects in an online format.  This hybrid format is truly the best way to showcase these beautiful jobs.”

The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the organization’s sponsors which include individuals, professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government, including:

Obtain more information about the Bureau by contacting its staff at or visiting its website (, where information about sponsorship also is available.

About the National Lighting Bureau:

The National Lighting Bureau is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting®. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, unions, utilities, and agencies of the federal government.