IESBC announces this year’s ‘Vision Award’ winners

On June 2, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) announced its winners for the 2016 ‘Vision Awards’. The not-for-profit celebrates outstanding B.C. lighting engineers and designers for their local and international projects, and aids in the application of international award opportunities and IES’s ‘Illumination Awards’. Submissions for the ‘Illumination Awards’ open January 1, 2017.

IESBC’s ‘Vision Awards’ is stage one leading up to IES’s National ‘Illumination Awards’. This year’s winners in three categories include:

Award: The Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design

Project: UBC Student Union Building

Lighting Design Firm: AES Engineering LTD.

Location: Vancouver Office, Canada


Award: The Outdoor Lighting Design Award sponsored by Eaton

Project: SFU’s New Observatory and Science Courtyard

Lighting Design Firm: Integral Group Consulting (BC) LLP

Location: Vancouver Office, Canada


Award: BC HYDRO Lighting Redesign Award

Project: L’Occitane en Provence Vancouver Flagship

Lighting Design Firm: Render Light & Planning

Location: Vancouver, Canada


Submissions were judged locally based on how well the lighting design met the program criteria and is not a competition. This year’s IESBC judges included Shail Mahanti, Douglas Welch, Matt Davis and Carol Kelley.

IESBC aims to bring together the best of B.C.’s lighting professionals, including lighting designers, engineers, architects, interior designers, manufacturers, representatives and distributors. The organization offers monthly seminars to educate trade and residential designers as well as any one interested in learning more about the lighting industry.

For more information on IESBC, including membership, upcoming B.C. seminars, and how to get involved, visit

For information on the award submissions process, please contact the section chair at [email protected].