• 2014 Lumen Award of Excellence: Steven L. Anderson Design Center and Vol Walker Hall Renovation

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Student Lighting Competition — Nura Venta, Sergio Taveras, and Selin Ergeneli

  • 2014 Lumen Award of Excellence: Parrish Art Museum

  • Download the IESNYC 2015 Spring Calendar

  • Photo Fun at the 2014 Lumen Gala

  • Lights of New York City

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. DOWNLOAD OUR 2015 SPRING CALENDAR

Awards News

Winners of the IESNYC 2015 Residual Sparks: Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

Nura Venta, Sergio Taveras, and Selin Ergeneli
Parsons The New School for Design

Seung Jun Kwak, Pratt Institute

Walker Tovin, Pratt Institute

Chun Hsiang Yang, Pratt Institute
Wookjae Choi, Pratt Institute
Michael Phillips, Parsons The New School for Design
Matias Botero, Parsons The New School for Design
Matthew McCarthy, New York School of Interior Design

Click Here to View all Winner Projects

of the Month

Jay Dompor
Lighting Designer
Cooley Monato Studio
IESNYC Campus Liaison

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47th Annual Lumen Gala SOLD OUT!

Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm
Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, New York, NY

Although table sales are sold out, you can add your name or company to the waiting list in case of cancellations. Contact Anna Kim for more information. Plus, there is still time to join us for the Sunset Cocktail Reception to socialize or network along the breathtaking view of the Hudson River. Click here to purchase

For more information about the Lumen Awards visit our Lumen Page.

Tee Off at the IES Annual Golf Outing

June 3, 2015
Join us at the annual IES Golf Outing at Bethpage State Park Golf Course in Farmingdale, NY to raise funds for Long Island and New York City IES Sections. Get in the zone and enjoy a complimentary continental buffet breakfast and a BBQ buffet lunch after your full day of golf. Grab your clubs and have some fun. The cold weather should be gone by then! Register Now >   

The Richard Kelly Grant is open for Submissions

The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. Originally conceived as a scholarship program and later opened to young persons working in lighting in North America, the Grant is administered by the New York Section under the auspices of the IESNA.

The purpose of the Grant is to recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Cash award(s) will be granted to the person(s) who preserve and carry forth Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm and reverence for light. Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015. To read more about Richard Kelly and information on the Grant, Click Here

enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015

In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month the IES will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favorite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public. Click here for more information

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May 26

IES Seminar: Vision and Color

6:00 PM
This Seminar Has Been Cancelled

Jun 18

IESNYC 47th Annual Lumen Gala

6:00 PM
Table Sales SOLD OUT! But there is still time to join us for the Sunset Cocktail Reception.


Residential Lighting Technologies and Techniques Seminar

May 28, June 2 and June 4. Three one-day seminars to help builders, contractors, architects and other professionals to select and install efficient lighting technologies. Read More

By the Light of Day

June 3, 2015. Join BEEx for a wide-ranging discussion of the impact of daylight and electric lighting on human health. A panel will review the most current research on the relationship between lighting, daylighting, and human health. 1.5 AIA CEUs Read More

Principles and Trends of Facade Performance and Design

June 5, 2015 This workshop will provide a baseline understanding of the principles and mechanics related to curtain wall assemblies and related facade cladding typologies, and define approaches and systems related to high performance facade design. Read More

IES Illumination Awards

Congratulations to the following IESNYC members and designers for winning 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Read More