The annual competition, which began in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the predominant use of lighting and controls products from Eaton’s lighting solutions. Entries are judged on the blending of aesthetics, creative achievement, technical performance and the degree in which the lighting meets the project constraints and design concept goals.
“We congratulate the talented winners of this year’s SOURCE Awards competition, our 39th year of celebrating lighting design,” says Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “The outstanding quality of work from the professional winners features a diverse group of architectural projects, including new corporate offices in Guatemala, an impressive New York cancer center, a dining hall at Ohio University, a high school natatorium in Missouri and two beautiful homes in Colorado. For our winning students, we hope their impressive work will inspire them towards a career in lighting.”
The 2016 winners include:
- Winners: ENVIRO, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and designer Julio Alvarado, LEED AP, for the lighting of the Microsoft corporate headquarters in Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Robert Singer and Associates Inc., Basalt, Colo., and the design team of Robert Singer, IES, IALD, Chase Carter, LD, and Kim Quint, LEED AP, LD, for the lighting design of the Waterstone residence in Woody Creek, Colo.
- Honorable Mentions: Robert Singer and Associates Inc., and designers Robert Singer, IES, IALD, and Jason Diaz, LD, for the lighting design of the Grayhead residence in Telluride, Colorado; EwingCole, Philadelphia, Pa., and designer Carl Speroff IV, PE, LC, for the lighting of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in West Harrison, N.Y.; and Tec Studio Inc., Columbus, Ohio, and designer Ardra Paige Zinkon, IALD, MIES, for the lighting of The District on West Green at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
- Awards of Recognition: McClure Engineering, St. Louis, Mo., and the team of Mary Goodman, Amy Hughes and Jamie Westerson, PE, for the lighting design of the Walker Natatorium at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo.
- Winner: Elizabeth Hundley from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., for her conceptual lighting design restaurant project, titled Salt: A Persian Experience. Hundley was under the direction of Jeanne Mercer-Ballard, associate professor of the Interior Design Program at Appalachian State University.
- Honorable Mentions: Megan Everhart from Appalachian State University, Boone, for her conceptual lighting design restaurant project, titled Kroger Marketplace; and Kaitlyn Hutchens, also from Appalachian State University, for her Framework: Supporting Success office building project. Everhart, who won the competition last year, and Hutchens, who received an Honorable Mention award last year, were under the instruction of Hessam Ghamari, assistant professor of the Interior Design Program at the university, as well as Mercer-Ballard.
- Awards of Recognition: Juan José Acosta from Parson The New School for Design, New York, N.Y., for his conceptual lighting design of his El Ponce communal youth home project; Emily Gross from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Menomonie, Wis., for her Bibliothek collegiate library project; and Carolina Diep Haro and Evelyn A. Chavez Reyes from the Universidad Autónoma De Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez Chihuahua, Mexico, for the lighting design of their entertainment “flex room” project, titled Phytoplankton Bioluminescence. Acosta, an Honorable Mention winner in 2014, was under the direction of Nathalie Rozot, associate professor at Parsons The New School for Design; Gross was under the direction of Julie E. Peterson, PhD, WRID, NCIDQ, IDEC, IES, program director and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin – Stout; and Diep Haro and Chavez Reyes were under the direction of Cristina Macias, coordinator, Interior Design Program, Universidad Autónoma De Ciudad Juárez.
The professional winning firm, ENVIRO, received a $2,000 monetary award. Student winner Hundley received $1,500 and each of the Honorable Mention students was awarded $500. All winners were presented with a crystal trophy and offered an invitation to attend a complimentary class at the SOURCE, Eaton’s state-of-the-art lighting educational center located in Peachtree City, Ga. The students’ instructors are also invited to attend a class.