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  • Winners of the 2017 Student Lighting Competition

  • Lumen Awards 2016 Award of Excellence | Lincoln Square Synagogue | Design: Tillotson Design Associates

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  • 2017 Student Competiton Grand Prize Winners Read More >

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.


The IESNYC selected two winners — Evan Wilson, who will receive an MSc in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Marta Casarin, who will earn her MFA in Lighting Design at Parsons New School of Design — for the second annual IESNYC Scholarship. Read More >

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Lee Brandt
Principal, HLB Lighting Design

Winners of the 2017 Student Lighting Competition

On March 7, the IESNYC awarded the Student Lighting Competition Grand Prize to Marta Casarin (a 2017 recipient of the IESNYC Scholarship), Joanna Fuller, and Shashank Singal, for their project “Passage.” The team members are enrolled in Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design at Parsons The New School of Design and received a cash award of $2,000. This year's theme, ‘Light, Scaled’ challenged students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores the scale of light and its impact on perception.

Flo Peters “Sonder,” and Chang Sung Lee’s “Depth Perception,” both attending Pratt Institute, won Second and Third Prize respectively and each will receive cash awards of $1,000 and $500. In addition, five Honorable Mentions were awarded.

Architectural engineer and OVI Principal, Enrique Peiniger delivered the evening’s keynote address on the Lighting Powers of 10. Read More >

Table Sales Sold Out for 2017 Lumen Gala
JUNE 15, 2017  |  Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York City
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IESNYC Calendar

May 24

Our City Street Lighting - LED in NYC

6:00 PM
Join representatives from the LRC, NYC DOT, and IES for an engaging panel discussion on current street lighting trends

Jun 15

2017 Lumen Awards Gala

6:00 PM
Advertising, Sponsorship and Cocktail Hour Tickets Sales Still Open


BEEX Excellent Ventilation in Multifamily Buildings

May 24, 2017. Join BEEX for a presentation on superior indoor air quality via energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) Read More

BE-Ex Lighting the Way: Innovation and Application of Lighting Retrofits

May 26, 2017. To celebrate the completion of the Living Lab: Advanced Lighting Retrofit Demonstration project at Goldman Sachs, please join the Building Energy Exchange for the publication of Lighting the Way Read More

BEEX Future Proof: Building Energy Modeling for the Future

May 31, 2017. Join BEEX for a discussion with consulting engineering firms RWDI and Entuitive on methods and analyses used to predict, and prepare the built environment for future climate. Read More