Winners of The 2008 New York City Student Lighting Competition

Evocative Luminance 

How can light be used to trigger an emotion or spark a memory?      For the ninth year, the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America has invited students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a design competition. This year’s theme – EVOCATIVE LUMINANCE. In the past, students in lighting, architecture, interior design, art, product design, photography and electrical engineering programs have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme.  With the theme of EVOCATIVE LUMINANCE, the IESNY empowered students to explore light as an art form, demonstrate light as a stimulus, and prove light as a valuable medium. Our goal was to both energize today’s students and to inspire them to become future leaders in the lighting industry.

Submissions from this year's competitors came from the following area schools: Pratt Institute, Parsons the New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts. 


First Prize

Chung-Jung Liao  
Parsons School of Design
Architectural Lighting
Nelson Jenkins, instructor

Second Prize

Paul Stein 
Pratt Institute
Architecture  
Molly McKnight, instructor

Third Prize

Minsoo Lee
New York University
Insterative Telecommunications

Red Burns, instructor

Honorable Mention - Concept

Paul Chepolis 
Parsons School of Design
Architectural Lighting  

Nelson Jenkins, instructor

Honorable Mention - Presentation

Bomun Chang
Fashion Institute of Technology
Master of Art 

Rann Lerner, instructor

Honorable Mention - Fabrication

Nick Foley
Pratt Institute

Jonathan Thayer, instructor