GE Edison Award

The ultimate winner of the GE Edison Award is the project chosen from the Awards of Excellence winners and judged to have exceeded the performance of the others, based on the design criteria outlined in the Rules and Eligibility.

Congratulations to Robert Shook, Maureen Mahr, Jennifer Curtis and Kimberley Corbett-Oates of Schuler Shook (Chicago, Illinois, USA) for winning the 2013 GE Edison Award for lighting City Performance Hall in Dallas, Texas, USA. A personalized Steuben crystal was presented by GE Lighting on June 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA.

The entry deadline for the 2014 GE Edison Awards is 5pm EST on 19 January 2015.

The 2014 GE Edison Award competition is open to those lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE lighting products, including, but not limited to, GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls and non-LED lamps and luminaires ("GE Lighting products") in a lighting design project completed during the 2013 and 2014 calendar year (from 01 January 2013 through 31 December 2014). Entries must be submitted online using our Web-based entry process. Also required: a Photography Release Form, complete with required signatures which must be received for the entry to be considered complete.

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2013 Edison Award Winner

Shook, Mahr, Curtis and Corbett-Oates of Schuler Shook

Dallas, Texas, USA

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    • Architect: SOM Chicago Corgan Associates of Dallas

    City Performance Hall, a showcase for Dallas' mid-sized arts companies, glows from within and provides an inspiring entry to the renowned Dallas Arts District. Designed before LEDs became truly viable as general lighting solutions, the project features GE 39-watt ConstantColor® CMH® lamps for interior downlights and wallwash fixtures in the lobby and exterior soffit.

    The multi-level main lobby is positioned tightly to the public sidewalk. Through the transparent curtain wall façade, the lobby's side walls, ceiling and lighting sweep away the boundary between interior and exterior. The rear wall is illuminated by a combination of border striplights and recessed lensed wallwashers with 39-watt CMH® PAR30 narrow flood lamps. Ceiling fixtures are strategically zoned by row and function to provide greater flexibility for control despite having a non-dimmable source. Throughout the multi-level lobby, coves lit with GE 54-watt T5 3000 K fluorescent lamps are integrated into lower ceilings to provide an indirect source of lighting. A similar detail using the same lamps in dimmable fixtures is repeated under the balcony in the performance space.

    In the 750-seat proscenium theater, general lighting is provided by dimmable GE 500-watt halogen downlights, accessible from the catwalks above. Several LED color-changing features allow user groups to dramatically change the dynamic of the space, including RGB floodlights that light the concrete ceiling above the floating wood panel reflectors. The balcony floats away from the board-formed concrete walls, providing a location to conceal up and down border striplights lamped with GE 50-watt halogen HIR™ narrow flood lamps that graze the highly textured surfaces. In lieu of a traditional fabric stage curtain, an LED low-res matrix provides a contemporary canvas for commissioned video art.