National Lighting Bureau Announced Winners of the 2023 Tesla Awards™

by | May 25, 2023 | News


Congratulations to the National Lighting Bureau’s 4th Annual Tesla Awards winners. The awards were announced at the 2023 edition of LightFair. Winners were chosen to support the organization’s mission of advancing lighting excellence focusing on the end user’s well-being. Firms and designers are recognized for their lighting concepts and execution of how one experiences lighting of a space to how one perceives the light in combination with architecture. Projects promote Health and Wellness, Productivity, Safety and Security, Visual Comfort, Control of Light Pollution, Retail/Commercial Performance, and Entertainment.

The jurors included Alessa Aguayo, LC, Well AP, President-Elect WILD, of Coronet, an NLB member; Jean Paul Freyssinier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Terry McGowan, LC, FIES, Director-at-Large, NLB; Avi Mor, CLD, IALD, MIES, Founder and CEO of Morlights;; and James Yorgey, PE, LC, NLB.

Hosted by NLB chairperson, Mary Beth Gotti, awards were presented to the winners:

Tesla Awards Winners

Center for Health and Well-being, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

WinterPark | Photography: Robert Benson Photography


MOL Campus, Licht Kunst Licht AG

MOL Campus | Photography: HGEsch


Stony Brook University MART Building & Children’s Hospital, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

Stony Brook Hospital, Location | Photography: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Awards of Merit

DAR Constitution Hall Renovation, Phase 3, Schuler Shook

DAR Constitution Hall Renovation
DAR Constitution Hall Renovation| Photography: Robert Benson Photography

The Dairy at Central Park, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

Central Park Dairy

Special Citation

Art Institute of Chicago – Tiffany Glass Window – Schuler Shook,

“For exceptional detailing and execution of lighting for stained glass.”

Future Playground – UK14 Youth Theatre, LICHTWERKE GmbH

“For using lighting to promote the interactivity of exhibits.”

St. Regis Cairo | The Nile Corniche – Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc.

“For exceptional decorative solutions and the ability to execute a lighting design on a 10-year project that saw discontinued filament solutions and LED substitutions.”

Sella Nova, Stefan Hofmann and Playground Collective

“For masterful integration of light into a playground landscape.”