• Pei-Ying Lin and Yuanxin Yao received Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Student Competition

  • Hansol Jung - Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Student Competition

  • Florence Peters - Third Place Winner of the 2018 Student Competition

  • Maya Elghawi received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Student Competition

  • Alejandro Barroso received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Student Competition

  • 2018 Student Competition Winners

  • Katerina Kahl received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Student Competition

  • Aziz Aysel and Vishaal Ravikumar - Second Place Winners of the 2018 Student Competition

Welcome to the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society
We are a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for and fascination with all things lighting. We are dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination to our members, to other professional organizations, to the industry, and to the public through inspiring events, informative programs, educational series, and great networking opportunities.

Three Recipients Awarded The Richard Kelly Grant

The Richard Kelly Grant Awards Committee, co-chaired by Addison Kelly and Caleb McKenzie, is pleased to announce the grant selection for 2017. Submissions were so numerous and of such high quality that this year, three recipients were chosen.
Yue Liu is currently a PH.D candidate at the University of Washington (UW), College of Built Environments, with a research focus on computational lighting and daylighting.
Julian Wang, PH.D, Dr. Eng., LEED AP BD+C, is currently an assistant professor with the School of Architecture and Interior Design & Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, University of Cincinnati, OH. His current focus is on machine learning-based real-time visual monitoring on indoor lighting in CCRCs.
The final recipient, Belal Abboushi, is a PH.D candidate in architecture at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Currently, Belal is investigating visual interest of spatially projected fractal patterns in space on influencing the occupant's visual comfort.

of the Month

Renee Cooley, IALD, MIES 
Principal, Cooley Monato Studio (semiretired)

IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2018 Student Competition

The Grand Prize was awarded to Hansol Jung from Pratt Institute; Second Prize was awarded to Aziz Aysel and Vishaal Ravikumar from Parsons the New School for Design; and Florence Peters from Pratt Institute won third prize. Honorable Mentions were given to Katerina Kahl, Fordham University; Pei-Ying Lin, NYSID; Alejandro Barroso and Yuanxin Yao from Pratt Institute; and Maya Elghawi, Parsons the New School for Design

This year's theme, BOUND BY LIGHT challenged students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores connections through light. Without connections, we are in the dark. From a child with a flashlight reading beneath a bedsheet, a glowing screen connecting people on different continents, or lighting a candle to send messages to the great beyond, light can create or enhance our links, networks, and relationships. Explore how light can affect connections — interpersonal, intercultural, technological, or something more — in our everyday lives.

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Zachary Pearson Receives the 2018 Merit-Based IESNYC Scholarship
Zachary Pearson, a candidate in the Master of Science in Lighting program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is the winner of the third annual IESNYC Scholarship.
Pearson was accepted into the Master of Science in Lighting program this past spring, and is concurrently completing a Bachelor of Architecture degree in Rensselaer's School of Architecture.
This merit-based scholarship comes with a monetary value of $25,000 to support a full-time, graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York State. Read More >

Nine IESNYC Members are Among 40 Winners Named as North America’s Most Promising Up-and-Coming Lighting Designers

On March 12th, nine of our younger members of the IESNYC were announced as winners of the 40under40 North America program. To recognize and celebrate the new generation of lighting design talent, 40 young lighting designers are selected as North American representatives of this new generation and ambassadors for their industry.

Winners are Bradley Sisenwain, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Jeff Hoenig, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design and Co-Chair IESNYC Education Committee; Francesca Bastianini, Sighte Studio; Ilva Dodaj, Domingo Gonzalez Associates; Juan José Acosta, Schwinghammer Lighting; Kelly Hannon, Focus Lighting; Kevin Womack, Arup; Monica Llamas, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; and Ramy Makhaly, Office for Visual Interaction More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Mar 27

IESNYC Lightfair International Sneak Peek - Restaurant Lighting: The Secret Recipe

6:00 PM
Based on real world experiences, Brett Andersen shares how lighting contributes to a memorable dining experience. Plus, a chance to win a Diamond Pass to Lightfair International!

Mar 27

Fundamentals of Lighting Session 4

6:00 PM
A comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices

Apr 3

Fundamentals of Lighting Session 5

6:00 PM
A comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices

Apr 10

Fundamentals of Lighting Session 6

6:00 PM
A comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices

Apr 11

50 Years of Lumen –Then and Now

5:30 PM
Join us for a special evening with NYC lighting designers who will share their stories on what it's like to win a Lumen Award - then and now

Apr 17

Fundamentals of Lighting Session 7

6:00 PM
A comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices


2018 IES Annual Conference Call for Presenters

Deadline March 30 | The IES Annual Conference provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and other design disciplines Read More

IES 2018 Research Symposium on Light and Health

Save the Date: April 8-10, 2018. The 2018 symposium, titled Light + Human Health: Circadian, Biological + Behavioral, will focus on topics that address the impact of light on human health. Read More

BE-Ex Green Light: Lighting Codes & Regulations

April 18, 2018. Join BE-Ex for a survey of the lighting requirements of NYC and NYS energy codes, as well as local laws and regulations that impact lighting systems, including an overview of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan. Read More