February 2017 Print


Patricia DiMaggio Memorial Fund: Light and Health Seminar - Evidence Based Design
February 8, 2017

Join us in a four-part lecture on the emerging field of light and health through medical, scientific, and experiential viewpoints. With a keen focus on how light in the built environment contributes to our health and well-being.

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17th Annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition
CALL FOR ENTRIES – Application Now Closes Sunday, February 19, 2017, 11:59pm EST

The 17th Annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition is now open for entries! This year’s theme, LIGHT, SCALED, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores the scale of light and its impact on perception. So students, get your thinking caps on for another year of creative lighting design. Keynote speech by Enrique Peiniger, an architectural engineer and principal of OVI. Click Here for Details >

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Message from the President

On behalf of the Scholarship Committee and the Board of Managers, I am pleased to announce we have selected two winners for the second annual IESNYC Scholarship — Marta Casarin of Parsons, and Evan Wilson of RPI. The IESNYC Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that supports a full-time, first-year graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York state. This year, we selected two winners and each will each receive $12,500 toward their education.

The Scholarship Committee thanks this year’s two guest jurors, Stephen Bernstein of CBBLD — January’s Member of the Month, and Susannah Zweighaft of the AKF Group, who is this month’s featured member. Susannah’s professional journey is an inspiration to people working in the lighting industry, and I expect it will also motivate students who aspire to become lighting designers.  

Participation on the scholarship jury is one way members can contribute their time and expertise, and this a good time to remind you we are always looking for volunteers for our many and diverse committees. Volunteer Now.

We are proud to bring you opportunities like the IESNYC Scholarship, year-round programs such as the upcoming Patricia DiMaggio Memorial Fund’s first program in a series of Light and Health seminars on February 8, which is being hosted by the IESNYC, and events like the Section’s annual Student Lighting Competitionon March 7, featuring a keynote speech by Enrique Peiniger, an architectural engineer and principal of OVI.

These events would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. You can still become a 2017 Lighting Leads sponsor and join our Platinum Sponsors — ELS, RAB, SLS, and Philips; Gold Sponsors — Artemide and Building Energy Exchange; Silver Sponsors — the Dulanski Group, Light Abilities, Louis Poulsen, Lutron, O’Blaney Rinker Associates, Prudential Lighting, and Tech Lighting; Bronze Sponsors — Edison Price Lighting and Tillotson Design Associates; and Studio Sponsors — Fisher Marantz Stone, HLB Lighting, and Shimstone Design Studio who have already signed up!

Brian Belluomini, President
New York City Section of The Illuminating Engineering Society

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Other Events

Request for Proposals: The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education
Proposals due Feb. 7, 2017
The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education will offer funding in support of college-level programs and present four awards to students for outstanding achievement in lighting studies. Visit nuckollsfund.org for details

LEDucation 11
March 28-29, 2017 | New York City Hilton Midtown
Hosted by the The Designers Lighting Forum of New York, this trade show and conference is dedicated to solid-state lighting. Visit leducation.org for details

LIGHTFAIR® International
May 7-11, 2017 | Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center
The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017. Registration will open in February 2017. More >

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