• Award of MERIT | Longwood Gardens Renovation | L’Observatoire International

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | Bloomberg European Headquarters | Tillotson Design Associates

  • Award of MERIT | The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Award of MERIT | McKim, Mead & White Dining Room Restoration | Kugler Ning Lighting

  • Award of MERIT | 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge | Doug Russell and Jeeyoung Park

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Humanitarian Action | Solar Lighting in Martissant | Nathalie Rozot

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | London Mithraeum | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Public Art | Whiteout | Paramedia LLC

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.


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Nathalie Rozot
MIES, IALD Education Member
CEO, PhoScope

IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th Annual Lumen Gala
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Eleven Lumen Awards were presented and the winners were publicly recognized for their professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design. Tillotson Design Associates won two Awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit. L’Observatoire International won an Award of Merit and a Citation. Awards of Merit were also given to Kugler Ning Lighting and Lighting Workshop. Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, PhoScope, PHT Lighting Design, and Paramedia LLC received various Citations. Congratulations to all the 2018 winners for their outstanding lighting designs! Click Here for Details

IESNYC Announces the 2018 Service Award Recipients

Brilliance is defined as extreme brightness or radiance, exceptional intelligence, ability, skill, or talent, imposing splendor or magnificence. On June 14, 2018 at the Lumen Gala, the IESNYC proudly recognized the following members with these qualities—individuals who make the New York City Section shine: 2018 Brilliance Award to Robert Prouse, Brandston Partnership Inc.; 2018 IES Section Service Award to Nathalie Faubert, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; and 2018 IES Meritorious Service Award to Clara Powell, Cooledge Lighting and Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates. Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Jul 19

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Aug 16

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Sep 5


IES mourns the loss of former Executive Vice President, William Hanley

Mr. Hanley took the helm at the IES in 1988 and steered the IES into an era of unprecedented growth. He was the longest serving executive vice president in the history of the IES. Read More

2018 IES Annual Conference

August 9-11, 2018. Registration is open for the 2018 IES Annual Conference being held at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Read More

2018 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Orlando. Registration is Open for the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Read More

IESNYC Members Named as North America’s Most Promising Up-and-Coming Lighting Designers

On March 12, 2018, nine of our younger members of the IESNYC were announced as winners of the 40under40 North America program. Read More