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Press kit - Press release - The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC
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The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients

Vancouver, Canada

IESBC

Honouring BC’s Best Lighting Designers


Vancouver, Canada, 2019-06-03 -

On May 30, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) awarded its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients, which honours outstanding BC lighting designers for their work. The gala event held at CBC Studio One served up canapés and cocktails followed by the awards ceremony celebrating the best in BC’s lighting community. 


“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:


Additional Award of Merit recipients include:


 

The 2019 BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award recipient is:


This year’s honourable mention is:


  • The Origo Club (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse) for Interior Lighting Design located in Richmond, BC.

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. For more information on IESBC, seminars and membership, visit www.iesbc.org


About IESBC - Operating for over 60 years, IES British Columbia, a section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit technical society dedicated to promoting the art and science of lighting. Known as the go-to community for the newest lighting codes and by-laws, IESBC provides an environment for sharing knowledge and ideas to advance the career paths of all its members. IESBC seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and translating knowledge into actions to benefit the public and provide support for emerging lighting professionals. IESBC offers monthly seminars to educate trade and residential designers or anyone interested in learning more about the lighting industry. 


ABOUT THE AWARD CATEGORIES


The Control Innovation Award
Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. Guidelines suggestive of what to include in your submission are available. 


Illumination Award for Interior Lighting Design
In 1902 Edwin F. Guth founded the St. Louis Brass Company and later renamed it the Edwin F. Guth Company. Mr. Guth's profound creativity, entrepreneurialism and focus to improve interior lighting are partially represented through 147 patents awarded to him prior to his passing in 1962. This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant's experience.


Illumination Award for Outdoor Lighting Design
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment. 


Energy and Environmental Lighting Design
The Energy and Environmental Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.


BC HYDRO Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award (BC only) BC Hydro Power Smart presents the Lighting Redesign Award to recognize local talents that bring innovation and energy efficiency in lighting design. The Lighting Redesign Award recognizes quality lighting redesign or major retrofit installations in existing commercial and industrial buildings, that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design, without sacrificing visual interest.


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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion (EOS Lightmedia), formerly The Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza located in Vancouver, BC, received IESBC's Vision Award and Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design.  - Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography
šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion (EOS Lightmedia), formerly The Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza located in Vancouver, BC, received IESBC's Vision Award and Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design. 
Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -                 The šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion lighting concept was to integrate soft illumination on the plaza to invite gathering while providing dramatic illumination to the form and decorative fins on the roof. (EOS Lightmedia) - Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography
The šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square Pavilion lighting concept was to integrate soft illumination on the plaza to invite gathering while providing dramatic illumination to the form and decorative fins on the roof. (EOS Lightmedia)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - The šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square is a prominent civic space in downtown Vancouver. The name used by the Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples and the Squamish Nation refers to a place where cultural gatherings are held. The City wanted to renew this space to be Vancouver’s most compelling public square where overlapping activities and ceremonial events could take place. (EOS Lightmedia) - Photo credit: Ema Peter Photography
The šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square is a prominent civic space in downtown Vancouver. The name used by the Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples and the Squamish Nation refers to a place where cultural gatherings are held. The City wanted to renew this space to be Vancouver’s most compelling public square where overlapping activities and ceremonial events could take place. (EOS Lightmedia)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - UBC’s Aquatic Centre (AES Engineering) located in Vancouver, BC received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design.  - Photo credit: Ema Peter, Shai Gil
UBC’s Aquatic Centre (AES Engineering) located in Vancouver, BC received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design. 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - UBC’s new facility's design was comprised of unique ceiling geometrical planes and angles, and the task was to illuminate the creative architectural design and enhance the space, without monopolizing it. The end result provides a well-lit, clean environment with prominent way-finding, creating the illusion of luminaires travelling through space. (AES Engineering) - Photo credit: Ema Peter, Shai Gil
UBC’s new facility's design was comprised of unique ceiling geometrical planes and angles, and the task was to illuminate the creative architectural design and enhance the space, without monopolizing it. The end result provides a well-lit, clean environment with prominent way-finding, creating the illusion of luminaires travelling through space. (AES Engineering)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - The Whistler Gateway Loop (AES Engineering) located in Whistler, BC received an Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design.  - Photo credit: Andrew Latreille
The Whistler Gateway Loop (AES Engineering) located in Whistler, BC received an Award of Merit for Outdoor Lighting Design. 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - The Whistler Gateway Loop project involved illuminating an outdoor bus shelter at a major winter resort, and the project mandate included local transit illumination requirements, Dark Sky compliance and budget limitations. The challenge was illuminating the unique interior ceiling structure and materials while simultaneously providing safety on the ground plane. (AES Engineering) - Photo credit: Andrew Latreille
The Whistler Gateway Loop project involved illuminating an outdoor bus shelter at a major winter resort, and the project mandate included local transit illumination requirements, Dark Sky compliance and budget limitations. The challenge was illuminating the unique interior ceiling structure and materials while simultaneously providing safety on the ground plane. (AES Engineering)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - St. Michaels University School (SMUS) Sun Centre Dining Hall and Student Commons (AES Engineering) located in Victoria, BC, received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design. This student commons building is the latest addition to a world-renowned boarding school. - Photo credit: Tristan Shouldice
St. Michaels University School (SMUS) Sun Centre Dining Hall and Student Commons (AES Engineering) located in Victoria, BC, received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design. This student commons building is the latest addition to a world-renowned boarding school.
Photo credit: Tristan Shouldice
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -               The St. Michaels University School (SMUS) lighting had to accommodate a range of visual tasks including dining, homework, and special events. The aesthetic was influenced by both the architect’s vision and the campus’ heritage buildings. - Photo credit: Tristan Shouldice
The St. Michaels University School (SMUS) lighting had to accommodate a range of visual tasks including dining, homework, and special events. The aesthetic was influenced by both the architect’s vision and the campus’ heritage buildings.
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -  The Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade (Prism  Engineering) received the BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award   - Photo credit: Rod Preston
The Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade (Prism  Engineering) received the BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -                               The Vancouver Convention Centre is a premier convention and event centre.  An extensive lighting systems upgrade was implemented throughout exhibition halls and pre-function concourses, including replacing luminaires and upgrading lighting controls.   - Photo credit: Rod Preston
The Vancouver Convention Centre is a premier convention and event centre.  An extensive lighting systems upgrade was implemented throughout exhibition halls and pre-function concourses, including replacing luminaires and upgrading lighting controls.
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - The Richmond Olympic Oval event hall lighting upgrade (Prism Engineering Limited) located in Richmond, BC received an Award of Merit for Energy and Environmental Design. This is the after photo of the new lighting installation.  - Photo credit: Rod Preston
The Richmond Olympic Oval event hall lighting upgrade (Prism Engineering Limited) located in Richmond, BC received an Award of Merit for Energy and Environmental Design. This is the after photo of the new lighting installation. 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - Before photo - The Richmond Olympic Oval is a large multi-use indoor sports facility with nineteen activity zones comprised of ice rinks, basketball courts, running tracks, and indoor soccer areas within an open space.     Lighting was provided by three hundred 750 watt metal halide acrylic domed highbays, which required costly annual relamping to maintain consistent illumination levels.     - Photo credit: Rod Preston
Before photo - The Richmond Olympic Oval is a large multi-use indoor sports facility with nineteen activity zones comprised of ice rinks, basketball courts, running tracks, and indoor soccer areas within an open space. Lighting was provided by three hundred 750 watt metal halide acrylic domed highbays, which required costly annual relamping to maintain consistent illumination levels.  
Photo credit: Rod Preston
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - The Robson Court Renovation at 840 Howe Street located in Vancouver, BC (AES Engineering) received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design.                 This project involved illuminating interior, renovated spaces of a multi-tenant office building.      - Photo credit: Sama Jim Canzian
The Robson Court Renovation at 840 Howe Street located in Vancouver, BC (AES Engineering) received an Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design.  This project involved illuminating interior, renovated spaces of a multi-tenant office building.  
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -               The Robson Court Renovation at 840 Howe Street  - Cost-effective, LED Flat panel luminaires mounted in a staggered pattern in the perforated-feature drop ceiling cast an advancing glow on the floor, reinforcing the walkway and encouraging forward movement through the parkade.  - Photo credit: Sama Jim Canzian
The Robson Court Renovation at 840 Howe Street  - Cost-effective, LED Flat panel luminaires mounted in a staggered pattern in the perforated-feature drop ceiling cast an advancing glow on the floor, reinforcing the walkway and encouraging forward movement through the parkade. 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - IESBC's 2019 honourable mention is theOrigo Club located in Richmond, BC for Interior Lighting Design (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse) - Photo credit: Erich Saide
IESBC's 2019 honourable mention is theOrigo Club located in Richmond, BC for Interior Lighting Design (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - IESBC's 2019 honourable mention is theOrigo Club located in Richmond, BC for Interior Lighting Design (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse) - Photo credit: Erich Saide
IESBC's 2019 honourable mention is theOrigo Club located in Richmond, BC for Interior Lighting Design (Joy Chao & Michelle Tse)
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design - Andrew Munro, Prism Engineering (LH) & Jason Zhang from BC Hydro (RH). Andrew received the BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award for his work on the Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade.  - Photo credit: Michael Young 
Andrew Munro, Prism Engineering (LH) & Jason Zhang from BC Hydro (RH). Andrew received the BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award for his work on the Vancouver Convention Centre exhibition areas lighting upgrade. 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -  IESBC's 2019 Vision Awards ceremony at CBC's Studio One Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada   - Photo credit:  Michael Young 
IESBC's 2019 Vision Awards ceremony at CBC's Studio One Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada 
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Press kit | 1615-05 - Press release | The Illuminating Engineering Society of BC announces its 2019 ‘Vision Award’ recipients - IESBC - Lighting Design -  IESBC's 2019 Vision Awards ceremony at CBC's Studio One Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada   - Photo credit: Michael Young 
IESBC's 2019 Vision Awards ceremony at CBC's Studio One Building in Vancouver, BC, Canada 
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