Cooper Lighting  announced the winners of the 36th Annual SOURCE Awards  national lighting design competition. The winners were recognized at Lightfair Intl. 2013 held on April 22 in Philadelphia. Six professional awards and five student awards were presented.
The annual competition, started in 1977, focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design and requires the primary and predominant use of Cooper Lighting products. Entries are judged on the blending of aesthetics, creative achievement, technical performance and the degree in which the lighting meets the project constraints and design concept goals.
The 2013 winners include:
Professional Residential Category
Winner: Robert Singer and Assoc. Inc. , Basalt, CO, and designers Robert Singer and Kim Quint for the lighting design of the Colorow residence, located in Edwards, CO.
Honorable Mention: Robert Singer and Assoc. Inc. and designers Robert Singer, Kim Quint and Jason Diaz for the lighting of the Tiehack Compound in Aspen, CO.
Professional Commercial Category
Winner: Creative Designs in Lighting, Phoenix, and the design team of Mark Mueller, Nikki Holt and Walter Spitz for the lighting of the Cole Capital building in Phoenix
Honorable Mention: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Fort Worth, TX, and the team of Kimberly Smith, Kevin Williams, Nathan Carruth and Ennead Architects for the University of North Texas Business Leadership Building in Denton, TX
Awards of Recognition: Reveal Design Group, New York, NY, and designers Ken Ventry, Courtney Mark and Levia Lew for the lighting of the SoBou restaurant, New Orleans; Tec Studio Inc., Columbus, OH, and designer Ardra Paige Zinkon for the lighting design of the Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel, Columbus, OH
Winner: Huanhai Cheng from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, won for his conceptual lighting design project of the Harlem School of the Arts, titled Permeating by Light. Cheng was under the direction of Derek Porter, the associate professor and director of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Lighting Design program at Parsons.
Honorable Mentions: Ali Kidwell from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, won for her Hermes Men’s Showroom project; Graysen Miller from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS, won for her Escalope aquarium; and Christina Careccia from The Art Institute of California – San Diego won for her Professional Association of Diving Instructors corporate headquarters project, titled PADI Americas Headquarters. Kidwell was under the direction of Amanda Gale, the assistant professor of interior design at Auburn University; Miller was under the direction of Interior Design Adjunct Robin Carroll at Mississippi College; and Careccia was under the direction of Tricia Murray, the program coordinator of interior design at The Art Institute of California — San Diego.
Award of Recognition: Ana Darice Payán from The Art Institute of California — San Diego won for her conceptual lighting design of Bloomingdale’s corporate office. Payán was under the direction of Tricia Murray, the program coordinator of interior design at The Art Institute of California — San Diego.
Professional winners Robert Singer and Associates Inc. and Creative Designs in Lighting each received a $2,000 monetary award. Student winner Cheng received $1,500 and each of the other Honorable Mention students were given $500. All winners were presented with a crystal trophy and offered an invitation to attend a complimentary class at the SOURCE, Cooper Lighting’s state-of-the-art education center located at the company’s headquarters in Peachtree City, GA. The students’ instructors are also invited to attend a class.