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IESBC ‘Vision Awards’ celebrate the best in B.C. lighting design


On May 31, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) awarded its 2018 ‘Vision Awards’ recipients, which honours outstanding BC lighting designers for their projects. Submissions for the ‘Vision Awards’ open yearly in January.

UBC Museum of Anthropology - And to 6500K in the afternoon, then warming as we move towards Sunset (image 3) Photo credit: Ema Peter

UBC Museum of Anthropology – And to 6500K in the afternoon, then warming as we move towards Sunset. Photo credit: Ema Peter

“The lighting projects received this year address several challenges with the use of integrated control systems to reduce energy costs, harvest daylight, and reduce light pollution, and is just the beginning of what is to come in the lighting industry,” says Robyn York, IESBC’s chair member and lighting specialist at Inform Contract. “It’s exciting to see what possibilities are evolving in the lighting industry and knowing our local professionals are well versed in the advancements of technology.”

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Emily Carr – Recessed slotlights in soffits provided strong illumination at each building entries and aligned with interior slotlights. Photo credit: Silent Sama

This year’s Award of Merit recipients include Emily Carr University of Arts and Design (WSP Lighting Studio), Metrotown Parkade Lighting Upgrade (Smith+Andersen), and Vancouver International Airport (WSP Lighting Studio). The two Awards of Excellence were presented to UBC Museum of Anthropology (AES Engineering) and Emily Carr University of Arts and Design (WSP Lighting Studio).

Emily Carr - Recessed dimmable downlights and RGBW-DMX theatrical luminaires provides flexible lighting for the multipurpose theatre through DMX controls. Photo credit: Silent Sama

Emily Carr – Recessed dimmable downlights and RGBW-DMX theatrical luminaires provides flexible lighting for the multipurpose theatre through DMX controls. Photo credit: Silent Sama

The Metrotown Parkade Lighting Upgrade project received the BC Hydro Power Smart Lighting Redesign Award and UBC Museum of Anthropology received IESBC’s Vision Award.

Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector - Wall 4000K LED luminaires at 26W provided lighting at doors and 47W for roadway around the building. Extensive exterior glazing allows for significant daylight penetration. Photo credit: Ed White Photography

Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector – Wall 4000K LED luminaires at 26W provided lighting at doors and 47W for roadway around the building. Extensive exterior glazing allows for significant daylight penetration. Photo credit: Ed White Photography

Submissions were judged based on how well the lighting design met the program criteria and it is not a competition. IESBC’s Vision Awards’ is stage one leading up to IES’s national ‘Illumination Awards’, which will be presented on August 9 at the IES Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector - The glass totem artworks and "sky" above are illuminated by internal 4000K LED spotlights and the Eagles are illuminated by RGBW LED projectors with gobos. Photo credit: Ed White Photography

Vancouver International Airport A-B Connector – The glass totem artworks and “sky” above are illuminated by internal 4000K LED spotlights and the Eagles are illuminated by RGBW LED projectors with gobos. Photo credit: Ed White Photography

Bringing together the best of BC’s lighting professionals, IESBC offers monthly seminars to educate trade and residential designers or anyone interested in learning more about the lighting industry. 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.

Metrotown Parkade Lighting Upgrade - “After” image of a parkade ramp with new light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Yellow safety features, stop signs, and pedestrians are now highly visible to drivers. Photo credit: Dmitri Eliasov

Metrotown Parkade Lighting Upgrade – “After” image of a parkade ramp with new light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Yellow safety features, stop signs, and pedestrians are now highly visible to drivers. Photo credit: Dmitri Eliasov

“The lighting projects received this year address several challenges with the use of integrated control systems to reduce energy costs, harvest daylight, and reduce light pollution, and is just the beginning of what is to come in the lighting industry,” says Robyn York, IESBC’s chair member and lighting specialist at Inform Contract. “It’s exciting to see what possibilities are evolving in the lighting industry and knowing our local professionals are well versed in the advancements of technology.”


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