The Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) has announced the 2017 Vision Awards winners, which honours outstanding B.C. lighting engineers and designers for their local and international projects.
This year, IESBC handed out 10 Awards of Merit, two Awards of Excellence, one B.C. Hydro ReDesign Award and one IESBC Vision Award. Submissions were judged based on how well the lighting design met the program criteria and it is not a competition.
“IESBC received a record number of submissions this year varying from transit stations, education facilities, all the way to an industrial chipping processing facility,” says Robyn York, IESBC’s chair member and lighting specialist at Inform Contract. “The application of lighting techniques and controls submitted this year were highly innovative and it was inspiring to see new ways to illuminate a space.”
Awards of Excellence were presented to Integral Group for the Telus Garden Office Tower and Total Lighting Solutions for the Evergreen Line.
AES Engineering took home five of the 10 Awards of Merit. The projects are: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre, Langara College Science & Technology Building, UBC Campus Energy Centre, Okanagan College Kelowna Trades Complex and West Newton Cricket Fieldhouse.
The other Awards of Merit winners were:
- Total Lighting Solutions: Main Street Station and Evergreen Line
- MMM Group/WSP: Vancouver Creekside Paddling Centre
- World’s Famous Building Corporation & EOS Lightmedia: The Jack Chow Building (two Awards of Merit).
The Main Street Station project also received the 2017 BC Hydro Award and the Vancouver Creekside Paddling Centre received IESBC’s 2017 Vision Award.
The IES’s national Illumination Awards will be presented on August 10 at the IES Conference in Oregon.