Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

2009 Judging Panel

Next Generation Luminaires judges have been drawn from across the architectural lighting design community, creating a diverse panel of experts who design, specify, evaluate, research, and write about commercial SSL luminaires. The evaluation criteria and the required documents used by the judges to evaluate the entries are available.

Steering Committee

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Dan Blitzer, LC, representing IESNA
Dan Blitzer is principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC, a consultancy that provides strategic planning, marketing, communications, and training services to the lighting industry. Dan has written and trained extensively on energy effective lighting; he is a member of the Board of Directors of Lighting Education, and president of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York.

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Nancy E. Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED AP
Nancy E. Clanton is founder and president of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. A registered professional engineer in Colorado, Nancy chairs IESNA's Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee and Mesopic Committee. She was invited to lead the Lighting Group by the mayors of Seoul, Korea, and Toronto, Canada, at the C40 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

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Melissa Hertel, LC, LEED AP, representing IALD
Melissa Hertel is the senior marketing manager of energy and sustainability for Lightolier. She is responsible for tracking sustainable design trends and education of energy smart lighting techniques. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Lighting Industry Research Council, an affiliate of the IALD. Melissa began her career in architectural design where she focused primarily on commercial construction.

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Avraham Mendall Mor, IALD, IES, LEED AP, representing IALD
Avraham "Avi" Mor is a partner with Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of applications from offices and events to museums and hotels. Avi is president of the Chicago Section of the IESNA, professional member of IALD, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED AP, representing IALD
Melanie leads the Lighting Design Studio for the WSP Flack + Kurtz Seattle Office and brings over 18 years of lighting design experience to her judging duties. She has participated in the design of integrated and sustainable lighting projects for a wide range of projects in Asia and the United States.

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Ruth Taylor, PNNL, IESNA, representing DOE
Ruth Taylor is a program manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she contributes to a number of projects focused on energy efficiency in buildings. She manages the residential and commercial SSL design competitions—Lighting for Tomorrow and Next Generation Luminaires—for the DOE Solid-State Lighting program as well as web tool development for DOE's Commercial Lighting Solutions program.

 

Judges

Robert Berger photo

Robert Berger, IESNA
Robert Berger is president of Independent Testing Laboratories, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. He has over 30 years of experience testing luminaires and lighting related components. Robert currently chairs IESNA's Testing Procedures Subcommittee C – Photometry of Indoor Luminaires. He is also a member of the IESNA subcommittee that is developing the photometric test procedures for Solid-State Lighting.

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Jeffrey L. Brown, IALD, IESNA
Jeffrey Brown is the principal of Colorlume, Inc., an architectural lighting design firm based in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, North Carolina. He has over 25 years of lighting design experience in both the independent design firm and manufacturing segments of the industry and has won several awards for his work. Jeff has also authored several articles on lighting related subjects.

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David Brumbelow, IESNA
David Brumbelow is a project manager for the architectural lighting consulting firm of Grenald Waldron Associates near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With more than 13 years of experience, he has designed lighting from retail to historic landmarks, commercial buildings to hospitality. David is just as at home on a ladder adjusting existing lighting as he is behind a desk designing the lighting to come.

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Mary Matteson Bryan, PE, CEM
Mary Matteson Bryan is an independent consultant with over 20 years experience in energy efficiency. She is currently engaged in the Lighting Portfolio for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Emerging Technologies Program, where she assesses the viability of emerging energy efficient lighting technologies, such as LED lighting in outdoor and indoor applications.

Nancy Clanton photo

Nancy E. Clanton, PE, IALD, FIES, LC, LEED AP
Nancy E. Clanton is founder and president of Clanton&Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. A registered professional engineer in Colorado, Nancy chairs IESNA's Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee and Mesopic Committee. She was invited to lead the Lighting Group by the mayors of Seoul, Korea, and Toronto, Canada, at the C40 Summit in Seoul, Korea.

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Lara Jacobson Cordell, LC, LEED AP
Lara Cordell is director of technology and national accounts executive for Wiedenbach-Brown Co., Inc. Lara is Lighting Certified, a LEED Accredited Professional, member of IESNA, and serves on the boards of both the Illuminating Engineering Society Orange County (IESOC) chapter and the IALD Education Trust.

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Barbara Cianci Horton, LC, IALD, IESNA
Barbara Cianci Horton is president and CEO of HLB Lighting Design, Inc. With four offices across the United States, Barbara has been leading the firm's strategic business planning and marketing since 1992. Her role as a design principal affords her the opportunity to work on significant national and international projects, keeping her in tune with industry trends that are vital to the planning of the firm.

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Kevin Houser, PhD, PE, LC, LEED AP, representing Penn State
Kevin Houser is an associate professor of architectural engineering at Penn State. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the board of directors for IES, and a past director of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education and IALD. He is one of four editors for the upcoming 10th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook.

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Chip Israel, LC, LEED-AP, IALD
Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 20 years. In 1992, he founded Lighting Design Alliance, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly select team of lighting design professionals who now serve clients worldwide. As president, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with architectural design and enhance the designer's concepts.

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Jeff McCullough, LC, CEM, CLEP
Jeff McCullough is a senior research engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Most recently Mr. McCullough led development of the first-ever ENERGY STAR criteria for Solid-State Lighting and he is currently developing a facility to test LED replacement lamps submitted in the L Prize competition.

Avraham Mendall Mor photo

Avraham Mendall Mor, IALD, IES, LEED AP, representing IALD
Avraham "Avi" Mor is a partner with Lightswitch Architectural, an architectural lighting design firm. He has over 10 years of experience in a variety of applications from offices and events to museums and hotels. Avi is president of the Chicago Section of the IESNA, professional member of IALD, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Melanie Taylor photo

Melanie Taylor, IALD, LEED AP, representing IALD
Melanie leads the Lighting Design Studio for the WSP Flack + Kurtz Seattle Office and brings over 18 years of lighting design experience to her judging duties. She has participated in the design of integrated and sustainable lighting projects for a wide range of projects in Asia and the United States.

 

Indoor Competitions

Competition Two –
Easy to Install
Retrofit Systems

Past Competitions