2019 Project Judges

Janna Aronson | jack be nimble

Janna is an architectural lighting designer with experience in international projects at leading studios in Zurich, Tel Aviv and currently in her hometown Berlin with jack be nimble. She has a Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design and Health from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Bauhaus-University in Weimar.

Janna is fascinated by the breadth and depth of discovery possible with lighting design and particularly curious about the intersection with space and perception. In 2014 she was awarded the “Young Lighter of the Year” by the Society of Light and Lighting for my Master Thesis entitled Daylight-Art-Atmosphere. In 2016 she received the 40under40 award. She is also an associate member of the IALD.

Nick Cramp | Max Fordham

Nick joined Max Fordham LLP in 1996, became a partner in 2001 and a senior partner in 2016.

He specialises in lighting and environment physics, as well as using computer modelling as a tool to facilitate sustainable design. As a lighting designer Nick’s focus is in understanding our human needs for lighting, and using this knowledge in addition to his scientific background to develop schemes which are both satisfying and also meet the highest standards of aesthetic and environmental design.

His work has included feature lighting for the 2012 Olympic Water Polo, low energy theatre house lighting systems at Hull Truck Theatre and Corby Cube, heritage lighting at Harrogate Royal Hall, light-art at UCL, and daylit gallery design at Tate’s Britain and Switch House.

Jill Entwistle

Jill Entwistle is the executive editor of Lighting (Illumination in Architecture) and has specialised in architectural lighting both as a magazine editor and writer since 1994.

Jill is the author of three books on lighting, including Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design (Laurence King).

She is the editor of the first BCO (British Council for Offices) Guide to Lighting.

Maurici Ginés | artec3

Maurici Ginés, founder and creative director of artec3 Studio an independent lighting design practice based in Barcelona and Mexico City for the last 25 years. In 2018 he created Summalab, a space to endure experiences that sum culture and light. A versatile team work together to provide unique lighting designs and experiences worldwide.

He is one of the founders of the Lighting Designers Association of Spain (APDI) in 2008, being a Professional Member ever since, and becoming the first President until 2014. He has also been a Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) since 2009. He has been a professor in lighting design at UPC Master in Barcelona since 2011, and UPC/Arquine postgraduate in Mexico City since 2014.

Maurici’s projects have been awarded internationally in different categories, such as lightning design, product design and light art; his work has been widely published.

Ray Molony | Lighting

An engineer by background, Ray 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.

James Parkin | Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

James is an Associate Director at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands having joined in 2010. James has a particular experience in the design and delivery of a broad range of building types. Recent projects include the conversion of the former 1920’s St Martin’s College of Art to a new flagship bookstore store for Foyle’s and the reconversion of an Art Nouveau building in St Petersburg into the Au Pont Rouge luxury department store from its former use as a military uniform factory. James has recently completed the RIBA National Award winning Indoor Sports Centre and Olympic length pool for the University of Birmingham and is currently working on a number of commercial projects in the West End.

Gerd Pfarré | Pfarré Lighting Design

Gerd Pfarré is founder and design director of pfarré lighting design, an independent lighting design practice based in Munich. The team is working globally, and focused on holistic responses to the particular project, environment and culture. Gerd’s creative body of work spans over 35 years.

He is a Fellow Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers IALD and a frequent lecturer and juror at universities, conferences and awards programs around the globe. From 2012 until 2017 he was Co-Editor of the print edition ILLUMINATOR. Gerd’s projects have been honoured with over 100 national and international design awards, such as the most prestigious “Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design”. On the occasion of the 40th LDA Lighting Design Awards Ceremony 2016 in London, Gerd Pfarré has been named “Lighting Designer of the Year”.

Philip Rafael | The Flaming Beacon

Philip Rafael is associate lighting designer for The Flaming Beacon’s Berlin studio and also co-founder of The Dark Art. In 2018, Philip received the ‘40 under 40’ award by the Lighting Magazine.

Philip is an avide advocate in developing the lighting design profession through article publications, lectures, and international seminars; and is on membership committee of the IALD.

Carla Wilkins | Lichtvision Design

Carla Wilkins has over twenty nine years professional experience as an independent Architectural Lighting Designer. In 1997 Ms. Wilkins was one of the founding partners of Lichtvision where she continues working to expand the traditional boundaries of lighting design to encompass all manner of visual experience. In Lichtvision Design she overviews the Concept and Design Department and provides the design synergies of all three Lichtvision offices Berlin, Hong Kong and London. Carla Wilkins is an active Professional Member of IALD.

2019 Product Judges

Bob Bohannon | Lux Populi UK

Bob has thirty years experience designing and delivering lighting schemes ranging up to the scale of London’s Royal Albert Hall, and St Pancras Station (home of Eurostar). Bob is a leading member of the UK lighting design community as a Vice President of the Society of Light and Lighting.

Bob combines lighting, technical and corporate skills, his lighting design, consultancy and project management skills helped deliver many major projects such as Heathrow T5, Dublin Airport T2, Portsmouth Spinnaker Mast and the new western concourse at London’s Kings Cross station.

A strong believer in both Environmental and Corporate Social responsibility, he is committed to reduce the environmental impact of his activities for the sake of generations to follow.

Eoin Billings | Billings Jackson Design

Eoin Billings has worked as an industrial designer within the building industry for 25 years, which has given him 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. His urban design experience in particular has led him to prioritise user comfort and ease of use.

And as an expert in the field of Solid State Lighting and digital controls, Eoin is fascinated with integrating technology to create truly responsive environments.

Carrie Donahue Bremner | Speirs + Major

Carrie Donahue Bremner has over 16 years experience in lighting design and architecture since graduating from The Rhode Island
School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. In 1998 Carrie joined Speirs + Major to expand her enthusiasm for art and architectural design into the realm of lighting. Developing a keen interest in lighting she approaches design with an understanding of architectural intent, integrated design and an artistic aptitude. Carrie has applied this knowledge and skill set to a diverse range of over 200 architectural lighting design projects including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque in Abu Dhabi, The Twin Sails Bridge in Poole, Miami Design District, USA, Beverly Center, USA and the Maggie’s Centre, Lanarkshire.

Several of the projects Carrie has worked on have been selected for awards including International Association of Lighting Designers Awards for Gateshead Millennium Bridge in 2002 and Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque in 2010. Recently, the Twin Sails Bridge won the Outstanding Achievement at the AL Light and Architecture Design Awards 2012 and Gold at the Illumni Infinity Awards 2013, and Maggie’s Centre, Lanarkshire won best Lighting Design at the Scottish Design Awards in 2015.

Keith Miller | GIA Equation

Keith has over 30 years’ experience in architectural lighting design. He gained his initial project experience in the design departments of leading architectural lighting manufacturers after graduating from Kingston University with a degree in furniture and related product design.

Keith has worked as a lighting consultant since 1985 in renowned design practices who were pioneers of then nascent profession of lighting design in the UK. He is now widely considered a design expert in lighting industry. His notable major completed projects both in the UK and internationally include hotels, offices, historic buildings, public realm projects, restaurants, exhibitions, residential projects, lighting masterplans and environmental impact assessments.

Keith is a member of the Society of Light & Lighting Technical & Publications Committee. In 2001, he was a member of the task group responsible for SLL LG11 “Surface Colour & Reflectance”. He is currently task group chair and principal author of SLL LG15 “Transport Buildings” and has provided guidance and advice on lighting design issues and emerging trends for the new CIBSE TM 40 “Health & Wellbeing in Building Services” which is due for publication in late 2017.

Rachael Nicholls | Senior Designer, dpa lighting consultants

Rachael works for dpa as a Senior Designer, following her return to the UK, having spent some years living and working in Sydney, Australia where she worked on a wide range of projects including private residential developments, transport and public masterplans. Prior to her sojourn to the Southern Hemisphere, Nicholls worked for a large consultancy in London, having completed her MSc in Light & Lighting in 2012. In 2013 Nicholls won the Society of Light & Lighting’s Young Lighter of the Year Award and she continues to play an active role in the industry.

Ray Molony | Lighting

An engineer by background, Ray 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.

David Robertson | DHA Designs

David studied Drama and Theatre Studies for his BA before graduating from the MSc Light and Lighting from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

David is a director of DHA Designs, having joined the company in 1998. He specialises in museum and heritage lighting. He was (and is) a core member of the V&A FuturePlan team, lighting over 80 galleries so far at the V&A. He is the lighting consultant to the British Library, having lit around 25 exhibitions for them as well as the Treasures Gallery. Regular clients include the British Museum, National History Museum, IWM, Science Museum, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery; as well as English Heritage and The National Trust.

Some past projects include: David Bowie Is…, V&A Museum; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; Michelangelo and Sebastiano, National Gallery; Pompeii and Herculaneum, British Museum and Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth.

Peter Veale |FPOV

Peter Veale has been a director of FPOV for 16 years, following lighting design positions in Hong Kong and San Francisco.

Having graduated in Product Design, he went into bespoke luminaire design and from there onto scheme design working with high-end lifestyle clients including Hakkasan, Busaba, Cathay Pacific, Hilton, Ritz Carlton etc.

His emphasis is on details, both within finished products and also when lighting is integrated within projects to create the magic. Having designed luminaires he has a critical eye on how they are designed and manufactured.