Project Judges

Jill Entwistle

Jill Entwistle is a freelance editor and writer who has covered a wide range of both consumer and technical subjects. For the past 22 years she has specialised in architectural lighting, including 12 years as the editor of the market-leading Light magazine. Since 2006 she has contributed to a range of design, architectural and specialist lighting magazines, and was editor of Lighting Journal from 2013 to 2015. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers

Jill is the author of three books on lighting – Designing with Light: Hotels, and Designing with Light: Bars and Restaurants – both published by Rotovision, and the recently published Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design

Sabine De Schutter

Studio De Schutter specializes in architectural lighting design. The studio’s projects range from museum lighting through to office lighting and installations for public spaces. We focus on light and shadow design bringing out the best atmosphere in different environments and spaces.

Sabine De Schutter, Belgian, is a Berlin-based lighting architect with a background in interior design. Trained as a design thinker, she tackles design problems with human-centered design solutions.

John McRae

John McRae joined London based practice Orms in June 1997 after graduating from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and is co owner of the practice.

He has experience in a variety of sectors that include workplace, education, residential and healthcare. He worked closely with the charity Teenage Cancer Trust to develop a design blueprint for their developments throughout the UK and has completed projects in Cardiff and Cambridge.

John led the workplace projects for The Relay Building, MediaCom, Deerbrook and Zodiac Maritime Shipping and is a member of British Council for Offices.

His current projects include a mixed use scheme at St Giles Circus, office refurbishments at One New Oxford Street and 33 Gutter Lane and a co working campus in west London.

Ray Molony

An engineer by background, Ray Molony has written about lighting for over 20 years. He is the editor of Lux Review and the publisher of Lux magazine. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University and worked on various projects in the defence industry.

He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture, which was published by Rotovision in 2001 and translated into numerous languages. His current obsession is reclaimed luminaires.

Gerd Pfarré

Gerd Pfarré founded ‘pfarré lighting design’ in Munich in 1998. Since then he has built a giant reputation for customised lighting solutions with a small but dedicated and highly experienced team of designers, architects and engineers.

He has championed the cause of good lighting design through positions on many of the industries most important representative bodies, by lecturing at top universities and by helping to establish highly celebrated lighting events such as ‘LightNight’.

Thomas Paterson

Thomas Paterson, founded Lux Populi in Mexico in 2005, and now in Oxford, with a team of eighteen.  Thomas and his team deliver first-principles design for projects as diverse as residences and restaurants to art pieces, tunnels and infrastructure.  Some of his best loved projects include Juvia and Sushi Garage, Lakeview Pantry and the Marc Chagall America Windows.  He is well regarded as a trainer and mentor of highly skilled designers.

Tapio Rosenius

Tapio Rosenius is a Finnish designer, innovator, artist and an entrepreneur. His work seeks to create tangible connection between artificial light, digital futures, biomimetics and the human experience. He is the founder of the Lighting Design Collective a thought-leading international lighting design practice with studios in Madrid, Helsinki and London.

Product Judges

Eoin Billings

Eoin founded Billings Jackson Design with Duncan Jackson in London in 1992. They set up a New York office in 2004 and a Chicago studio in 2013.

Eoin specialises in industrial design within the building industry, developing commercially successful products including lighting and furniture systems, and applying industrial design processes to major transport and infrastructure construction projects. His intention is always to improve the quality of environments at the human scale through thoughtful, functionally effective interventions.

Working as he does across the construction industry – with architects on one hand and manufacturers on the other – gives Eoin an unusually broad perspective, a highly strategic approach and an extensive network of collaborators that enable him to add value to projects of every scale.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson Lighting Design (DALD) is an independent architectural consultancy whose practice spans contemporary architectural projects, landscape lighting, hotels, heritage sites and interactive museums. DALD is based in the UK and operates globally in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams of world-class architects and designers executing designs that are characteristically creative, sympathetic and inventive.

Ross Lovegrove

Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary who’s work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three dimensional world.

Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his designs possess a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form, creating what many industrial leaders see as the new aesthetic expression for the 21st Century.
There is always embedded a deeply human and resourceful approach in his designs, which project an optimism, and innovative vitality in everything he touches from cameras to cars to trains, aviation and architecture.

Courtney Mark

Based out of the Dubai Studio, Courtney Mark contributes extensive knowledge and experience in international hospitality, leisure and residential design to the CD+M team.  Courtney’s passion for the interaction between light and shadow as well as her sensitivity to the social aspect of space enable her to develop versatile, intentional architectural lighting designs.

Courtney has a BA in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn New York, one of the finest art and design colleges in region. Over the past 13 years of her lighting career she has played a leading role in the design, management and construction of many high profile and award-winning lighting projects spanning North America, Central America, Middle East and Asian markets.  Her work is frequently published in trade publications across the globe.

Ray Molony

An engineer by background, Ray Molony has written about lighting for over 20 years. He is the editor of Lux Review and the publisher of Lux magazine. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University and worked on various projects in the defence industry.

He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture, which was published by Rotovision in 2001 and translated into numerous languages. His current obsession is reclaimed luminaires.

Lee Prince

Dean Skira

Dean Skira is the founder of Skira Architectural Lighting, an award-winning firm located in Pula, Croatia with projects also in the Middle East, Russia, Slovenia, Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For the past 30 years, he is building and creating mostly with intangible forms.

In 1986 he relocated to the United States to study lighting design and interior design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. In 1990 he established his first lighting design firm in the United States before returning to Croatia in 1995. Dean is a published author and a frequent guest lecturer. He is a member of IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the Croatian Designers Society (HDD), the Croatian Lighting Association (HDR), and was also a member of the Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA).

Terence Woodgate

Terence Woodgate has been designing successful and award-winning lighting and furniture products for over 25 years. One of the UK’s most respected industrial designers, he now utilises his extensive lighting knowledge and experience as founder of his eponymous lighting brand, launched in 2014. Terence became a Royal Designer for Industry in 2003.