• 2017 Lumen Citation for Sensitive Upgrade of an Iconic Building, SBLD Studio, The Met Breuer, NYC

  • 2017 Lumen Citation for the Lighting of an Art Installation, Arup, 1.8 by Janet Echelman, Washington, DC

  • 2017 Lumen Award of Merit, KGM Architectural Lighting, Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, Seoul, S. Korea

  • 2017 Lumen Award of Excellence, Brandston Partnership Inc.
    United States Air Force Academy, Center for Character & Leadership Development, Colorado Springs

  • 2017 Lumen Citation for Excellence in Exhibition Lighting, Dot Dash, Manus x Machina, The Met, NYC

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.

IESNYC Announces Caleb McKenzie as 2017-2018 President

Continuing an IESNYC tradition, Caleb McKenzie, LC, IADLA, (left) a principal at US Lighting Consultants, and IESNYC vice president, joined Brian Belluomini, 2015-2017 IESNYC president (right) on stage at the 2017 Lumen Gala for the ceremonial passing of the president’s gavel. McKenzie officially became IESNYC section president on July 1, 2017.

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Anne D. Cheney
Lighting Design Consultant

Moonlighting 3: An Exhibition of Art and Design Created by Lighting Industry Professionals

Thirty-two New York-based lighting industry professionals, including a sprinkling from allied professions, all passionate about their “day jobs,” exhibited their after-hours creative pursuits at Moonlighting 3. The exhibition and reception, co-produced by IESNYC, DLFNY, and IALD NY, was held at NY Digital (Acuity) on September 7, 2017 drawing 300 attendees from the New York City lighting community. View the artists and their work >

The 49th Annual Lumen Gala Shines Again!
On June 15, 2017, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2017 IESNYC Lumen Awards at the 49th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, NYC. Brandston Partnership Inc. won a Lumen Award of Excellence for the United States Air Force Academy, Center for Character & Leadership Development. Lighting Workshop won two Lumen Award of Merits, and Lumen Award of Merits were also awarded to L’Observatoire International and KGM Architectural Lighting. Dot Dash, SBLD Studio, Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc., Tillotson Design Associates, and Arup all won Citations in particular categories.
Congratulations to the Winners for their Outstanding Achievements! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

IESNYC Presents the 2017 Service Awards
On June 15, 2017, at the Lumen Gala, the IESNYC gratefully recognized the following members who make the New York City Section shine. A Golden Achievement Award was presented to Paul Marantz, Fisher Marantz Stone; Lee Brandt, HLB Lighting Design was presented the 2017 Brilliance Award; and Special Recognition Awards were presented to Erin Gussert, Regency Lighting and Derek Porter, Derek Porter Studio & Associate Professor, MFA Lighting Design - Parsons School of Design. The IESNYC, once again, extends our thanks for their service, support and dedication to our section and NYC lighting community. Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Oct 11

Save the Date! WELL...WELL...WELL!

6:00 PM
Applying WELL Building Standard (WBS) for human centric lighting design

Oct 19

IESNYC Board Meeting

6:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members

Oct 24

Save the Date! IES Progress Report – Report

5:00 PM
This program will present the IES Progress Report and the accepted 2017 products

Nov 8

Save the Date! How NOT to Win a Lumen Award

6:00 PM
Insight to successfully communicating your lighting design when applying for a Lumen Award

Nov 14

Save the Date! Lighting for Hospital and Health Care Facilities

6:00 PM
Based on ANSI/IES RP-29, this seminar will cover patient room lighting, control needs in emergency rooms, and other lighting requirements for health care facilities

Nov 16

IESNYC Board Meeting

6:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members


Q&A with Thesis Prize Recipient Valeria Terentyeva

IESNYC 2017 Thesis Prize recipient Valeria Terentyeva shares her experience of the IES Conference Read More

Call for Speakers for LEDucation 2018!

Call for Speakers is Open! LEDucation is the ultimate tradeshow for solid-state lighting innovations and new technologies, and host to a wide range of AIA/CEU accredited seminars. Mark Your Calendars for LEDucation - March 13-14, 2018 Read More

BE-EX - Campus and Community Energy Master Planning

September 26, 2017. Join BE-EX for a presentation on lessons learned from Sheridan College's Integrated Energy Master Plan, and other campuses and districts. Discussion will include best practices for adaptability to NYC’s energy goals. Read More