IESBC vision award

IESBC celebrates 2019 Vision Award winners

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) has awarded its 2019 Vision Award recipients, which honours outstanding B.C. lighting designers for their work. The gala event was held at CBC Studio One on May 30.

“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.”

This year’s IESBC’s Vision Award and Award of Merit recipient is: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion by EOS Lightmedia (photo). Formerly The Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, the project won for Outdoor Lighting Design.

Additional Award of Merit recipients include:

Energy and Environmental Design
Richmond Olympic Oval event hall lighting upgrade
Prism Engineering Limited

Outdoor Lighting Design
Whistler Gateway Loop
AES Engineering

Interior Lighting Design
UBC Aquatic Centre
AES Engineering

Interior Lighting Design
St. Michaels University School Sun Centre Dining Hall and Student Commons
AES Engineering

Interior Lighting Design
Robson Court Renovation 840 Howe Street
AES Engineering

The BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award recipient is The Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade, Prism Engineering. This year’s honourable mention is the Origo Club, Joy Chao & Michelle Tse for Interior Lighting Design.

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.

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photo by Ema Peter

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