Illuminating Engineering Society announces ‘Vision Award’ winners

The Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) has 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.’

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

Submissions for the ‘Illumination Awards’ open January 1, 2017. For information on the award submissions process, please contact the section chair at