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Lighting Design Awards: Be part of the live judging!

In a first for an awards programme in the built environment, the Lighting Design Awards is introducing live judging.

A number of selected entrants in the project categories will present their lighting design concept and its execution and then be assessed and critiqued by the judges live.

And you too can participate! We’ll stream the deliberations in real time so you can watch and listen as the judges question finalists and cogitate on possible winners.

You can also supply suggestions, questions and comments to the judging panel during the process, allowing maximum engagement and participation.

Join us live on Friday 16 March at 2pm (GMT).

To register click here.

February 12th, 2018|

Mark Major named Judge Emeritus for 2018

The globally acclaimed lighting designer Mark Major of Speirs + Major has been named Judge Emeritus for the Lighting Design Awards 2018.

The honorific title puts Major as the ‘first among equals’ in this year’s panel of judges. Major BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA FRIAS IALD RDI is principal at leading London practice Speirs + Major. He originally trained and practised as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture.

He has worked on a wide range of award-winning lighting projects including the Millennium Dome, 30 St. Mary Axe, Beijing International Airport, the refurbishment of Royal Festival Hall and the re-lighting of the interior of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

He is a specialist in the field of urban lighting and was named as a key city advisor by Monocle in 2013. Mark acted as the Lighting Design Advisor to the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 and was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Special Assistance team for the Outer London Fund in the same year.
With an active interest in architectural and lighting education Mark has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, U.S. and Australia. He was the co-creator of an educational project ‘Made of Light – the Art of Light and Architecture’.

Major is a corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the International Association of Lighting Designers and a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He was created a Royal Designer for Industry in 2012.​

 

January 25th, 2018|

‘Supercategory’ for 2018

Pic: Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, Poland by Anoche, winner in the Community and Public Realm category of the Lighting Design Awards in 2016.

A new ‘supercategory’ is being introduced in the Lighting Design Awards for 2018.

The Global Project of the Year will be a supercategory, in which the shortlist is selected from all entries to all nine project categories.

It is designed to reward a scheme of outstanding creativity, high ambition and world-class execution.

In past it wasn’t always possible for the judging team to signal a project of true exceptionalism’ said Ray Molony, chairman of the judging panel. ‘The Global Project of the Year allows us to do just that in 2018.

‘Whoever wins this in its augural year will justifiably be able to claim a work of a world-beating standard.’

Finalists in the Global Project of the Year will be assessed and critiqued by the team of eminent judges.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious black-tie presentations ceremony at the flagship London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 3 May 2018 before a 800-strong audience of lighting designers and architects.

 

December 11th, 2017|

Lighting Design Awards introduces live judging for 2018

In a first for an awards programme in the built environment, the Lighting Design Awards is introducing live judging.

A number of selected entrants in the project categories will be assessed and critiqued by the judges in what organisers are calling ‘a new benchmark in transparency’ for a competition of this type.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can stream the deliberations in real time and watch and listen as the judges question finalists and cogitate on possible winners. They can even supply suggestions, questions and comments of their own to the judging panel during the process, allowing maximum engagement and participation.

‘We are proud that the Lighting Design Awards has always maintained the highest possible standards and that it has always been a leader,’ said Ray Molony, chairman of the judging panel. ‘The introduction of live judging is another innovation that we believe will increase transparency, engagement and credibility.’

The entrants will present their lighting design concept and its execution during the live judging and then face critiquing by the panel of judges, all highly experienced lighting design professionals.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious black-tie presentations ceremony at the flagship London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday 3 May 2018 before a 800-strong audience of lighting designers and architects. In 2017, the keynote speaker was the architect Daniel Libeskind.

December 11th, 2017|