PLDR Award Nomination

We invite you to dedicate a little of your time to help us pinpoint the candidates for this year’s Professional Lighting Design Recognition Awards. Your contribution is of utmost importance and will ensure the PLD Recognition Awards are given to those people and entities that are indeed the most deserving.
VIA, publisher of the PLD magazine, introduced this award scheme to reconise those individuals, practices or manufacturers who have most contributed in their work, actions and deeds to advancements in the field of Architectural Lighting Design.

You are requested to nominate one candidate per category. All nominations and justifications for choice will be compiled by the PLDC Steering Committee and the top ranking nominees for each category will be submitted to a jury composed of professionals from within the lighting market.

We would appreciate your input for the following eight award categories:

Nominator details:

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1. Award for Lifetime Achievement:

The intent is to recognise a person whose activities and efforts have been instrumental in helping bring the profession of Architectural Lighting Design to its current standing.
The first recipient of this award, at PLDC 2007, in London was Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kramer.
In 2009 the award was presented to William Lam, and Jonathan Speirs received the award in 2011 and Christopher Cuttle was honoured in 2013. At PLDC 2015, the Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Motoko Ishii.
Please describe in a few sentences the actions and activities of the person/s you nominate which make him or her worthy of this award.

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2. Award for Best New Project:

The intent is to recognise the designer/s of an architectural lighting design project, the quality of which is outstanding and worthy to be recognised as a project that exceeds all others and truly demonstrates the importance of designed light for the success of the entire project. The project needs to have been completed in the past two years. At PLDC 2015 the Award for the Best Project went to Gunver Hansen from Copenhagen/DK for for the Energy Tower Facade of the incinerating plant in Roskilde/DK.

Please describe in a few sentences your reasons for nominating this particular project and why you consider it deserves worldwide recognition.

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3. Award for Daylighting Project:

The intent is to recognize the designer/s of a project in which daylighting has specifically been successfully designed as an integral part of the architecture and has contributed to the definition of space, character, mood and sustainability of the project. In 2015 the award was presented to Raphael Hefti/CH for the installation he designed for the roof of the gift shop at the Van Gogh Museum in Arles/FR.

Please describe in a few sentences your overriding reasons for nominating the project and its designer/s and explain briefly in what way the daylighting affects the architecture.

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4. Award for Research:

The intent is to recognise the individual / institution that has made a significant impact on the field of Architectural Lighting Design either through his/her/its general research programme or through a specific research topic. In 2013 the award was presented to Dr. Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska/PL/CH for her work on the effects of light on nature. Please describe in a few sentences the research work or subject that deserves this recognition.

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5. Award for Education:

The intent is to recognise the individual / institution that has made a significant impact in the field of Architectural Lighting Design through the installation and execution of an education programme or education initiatives to raise the quality of education and/or further the recognition of qualified professionals. In 2015 the award was presented to Dorit Malin/IL.

Please describe in a few sentences the educational programme or initiative that deserves this recognition.

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6. Award for Best Industry Innovation:

The intent is to recognise a company who have dedicated time and effort to R&D and developed technology that is able to significantly influence and challenge the design scope of the (architectural) lighting design community of lighting designers, specifiers and the lighting industry.
In 2015, Arduino received the award for the Best Industry Innovation.

Please describe in a few sentences the way/s in which the manufacturer you nominate shows this support.

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7. Award for Best Newcomer:

The intent is to recognise a designer who is new to the scene / whose recently completed work deserves to be recognised for its innovative or state-of-the-art lighting design within complex projects. In 2015 the Award was presented to Kerem Ali Asfuroglu/TR/UK.

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8. Award at Large:

The intent is to recognise a person or an entity that does not necessarily fit into any of the above categories but who/which has made a significant contribution to the viability of the profession and/or to its development and/or to its official recognition. At PLDC 2015, the Award at Large was presented to Daan Roosegaarde for his temporary installation “Waterlicht”/NL, using light as a powerful tool to raise awareness of the detrimental potential and vulnerability of water, reflecting on the water history of The Netherlands, and the interaction between man, nature and technology.

Please describe in a few sentences the actions or efforts undertaken on the part of the nominated person/entity that make him/her/it worthy of this award.

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Please complete form by 31. May, 2017. Thank you in advance for your time and input.

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