• 2018 Student Competition Winners

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

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

  • Maya Elghawi received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Student Competition

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

  • Katerina Kahl received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Student Competition

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

  • Alejandro Barroso received Honorable Mention in 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.

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 >

of the Month

Robert Nadel, LC 
Vice President, Energy and Lighting Systems

Three Recipients Awarded The Richard Kelly Grant

Yue Liu is currently a PH.D candidate at the University of Washington (UW), College of Built Environments; 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; and Belal Abboushi, is a PH.D candidate in architecture at the University of Oregon at Eugene. Read More

Sponsorship and Advertising Sales for the 2018 Lumen Awards Gala are Available! 
Tables are sold out for the 2018 Lumen Gala on Thursday, June 14 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York. However, tickets for the Sunset Cocktail Hour, Sponsorship opportunities and Advertising sales are still available. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards program and we promise you an outstanding event, as we celebrate this benchmark year in gold and light!  Click Here for Details

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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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

Apr 24

Fundamentals of Lighting Session 8

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

Apr 25

The Implications of Light Pollution and the Impact of IDA

6:00 PM
What is the impact of light pollution? What is the difference between IDA and non-IDA and how does it effect lighting design? Join us!

May 17

Thesis Prize Presentations

6:00 PM
Join us as the recipients of the 2018 IESNYC annual Thesis Prizes present their thesis projects

May 24

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Jun 21

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


Richard Agriss, Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Agriss. He was an important member of the New York Lighting community and a valued and beloved employee of Enterprise Lighting Sales (ELS). Read More

WISE: Women in Power – A Conversation with Vicki Kuo

April 27, 2018. Join BE-Ex for a WISE keynote event featuring Vicki Kuo, director of Energy Efficiency and Demand Management at Con Edison Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2018

May 6-10, 2018. LIGHTFAIR - Registration Is Open for LIGHTFAIR® International 2018, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Read More