• 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | London Mithraeum | Tillotson Design Associates

  • Award of MERIT | Longwood Gardens Renovation | L’Observatoire International

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Humanitarian Action | Solar Lighting in Martissant | Nathalie Rozot

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Public Art | Whiteout | Paramedia LLC

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Ceiling Feature | George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater | CBBLD

  • 2018 Award of MERIT | McKim, Mead & White Dining Room Restoration | Kugler Ning Lighting

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | Bloomberg European Headquarters | Tillotson Design Associates

  • Award of MERIT | 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge | Doug Russell and Jeeyoung Park

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.

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Francesca Bettridge
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Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design


IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th Annual Lumen Gala
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Eleven Lumen Awards were presented and the winners were publicly recognized for their professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design. Tillotson Design Associates won two Awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit. L’Observatoire International won an Award of Merit and a Citation. Awards of Merit were also given to Kugler Ning Lighting and Lighting Workshop. Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, PhoScope, PHT Lighting Design, and Paramedia LLC received various Citations. Congratulations to all the 2018 winners for their outstanding lighting designs! Click Here for Details

Congratulations to the Recipients of the IESNYC 2018 Thesis Prizes

Selected by their professors, Jessica Collier from Parsons School of Design at the New School; Chonlatorn (Tan) Pornpraphan from New York School of Interior Design (NYSID); and Olivia Privitera from Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) School of Architecture were awarded $1,000 each for their theses which demonstrated excellence in design and/or research, and represented the intellectual insight, rigor, and quality standards as set forth by their respective school departments and each student’s thesis committee.  Read More >

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Jun 21

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


IES mourns the loss of former Executive Vice President, William Hanley

Mr. Hanley took the helm at the IES in 1988 and steered the IES into an era of unprecedented growth. He was the longest serving executive vice president in the history of the IES. Read More

Five Great BE-Ex June Events

Join BE-Ex in June as they connect New York City’s real estate and design communities to energy and lighting efficiency solutions through education, exhibitions, technology demonstrations, and research. Read More


June 21-23, 2018. Nearly 400 speakers are bringing their expertise, passion, and insight to AIA Convention 2018, one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. Read More

OHNY - Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn

June 23, 2018. A wave of new development is dramatically reshaping Downtown Brooklyn. OHNY will open more than a dozen buildings and sites to give you a chance to explore the dynamic change now underway in the neighborhood. Read More