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    IESBC Announces the 2017 ‘Vision Award’ Recipients

  • Jun 07, 2017
    UBC Campus Energy Centre - IESBC Award of Merit for Interior Lighting Design (Photo by Ema Peter).
    On June 1, the Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) awarded the 2017 Vision Awards recipients, which honours outstanding BC lighting engineers and designers for their local and international projects. Submissions for the Vision Awards open yearly in January.

    “IESBC received a record number of submissions this year varying from transit stations, education facilities, all the way to an industrial chipping processing facility,” says Robyn York, IESBC’s chair member and lighting specialist at Inform Contract. “The application of lighting techniques and controls submitted this year were highly innovative and it was inspiring to see new ways to illuminate a space.”

    IESBC is a not-for-profit that aids in the application of international award opportunities and the Vision Awards is stage one leading up to IES’s national Illumination Awards. This year, IESBC handed out ten Awards of Merit, two Awards of Excellence, one BC Hydro ReDesign Award, and one IESBC Vision Award. Submissions were judged based on how well the lighting design met the program criteria and it is not a competition.

    This year’s ten BC recipients that received the Award of Merit include:

    The two Awards of Excellence were presented to TELUS Garden Office Tower (Integral Group) and Evergreen Line (Total Lighting Solutions) The Main Street Station project (Total Lighting Solutions) received the 2017 BC Hydro Award and Vancouver Creekside Paddling Centre (MMM Group/WSP) received IESBC’s 2017 Vision Award.

    The IES’s National Illumination Awards will be presented on August 10 at the IES Conference in Oregon.

    IESBC aims to bring together the best of BC’s lighting professionals, including lighting designers, engineers, architects, interior designers, manufacturers, representatives and distributors. The organization offers monthly seminars to educate trade and residential designers or anyone interested in learning more about the lighting industry.

    For more information on IESBC, including membership, upcoming BC seminars, and how to get involved, visit