The GE Edison Awards
Congratulations to Claudio Ramos, Hiram Banks, Erin Sudderth, Matt Landl of BANKS|RAMOS Architectural Lighting Design (San Francisco, California, USA) for winning the 2014 GE Edison Award for lighting Square Inc. Headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA. A personalized Steuben crystal was presented by GE Lighting on May 4, 2015 in New York, New York, USA.
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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Qualifying projects are eligible for the awards indicated below. The annual GE Edison Award winner is chosen from the winners of Awards of Excellence.
- GE Edison Award
- Awards of Excellence
- Awards of Merit
- Awards for Environmental Design
- Awards for Residential Design
- Special Citations
Entries are judged on the following criteria: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products (predominantly GE Lighting Products) and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
Projects scoring the highest number of points qualify for Awards of Merit and Awards of Excellence. The judges may also select Awards for Environmental Design and an Award for Residential Design based on the presence of entries that encompass the exemplary and outstanding design features that support each category. GE reserves the right to not make an award in one or more categories.
Qualifying entries remain anonymous throughout the judging process. See Call for Entries for details.
A prestigious panel of five judges selected this year's winners for their superiority in the following categories: functional excellence; architectural compatibility; effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques; appropriate color, form and texture revelation; energy effectiveness and cost effectiveness. This year's judges were:
|Gilberto Franco, IALD, AsBAI, MIES
Franco Associados Lighting Design
São Paulo, Brazil
|Jeff Kinstler, MIES
GE Lighting Specification Engineer- East
New York, NY USA
|Sean O'Connor, IALD, MIES
Sean O'Connor Lighting
Los Angeles, CA USA
|Robert Shook, FIALD, LC
Schuler Shook Lighting Designers
Chicago, IL USA
Winning projects receive Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, Awards for Environmental Design and/or an Award for Residential Design. The GE Edison Award Winner is selected from among the Awards of Excellence.
Designers of the winning projects receive personalized plaques in recognition of their lighting design achievements. GE reserves the right to not make an award in one or more categories.
The GE Edison Award Winner receives a personalized Steuben crystal trophy and continued publicity throughout the following year. A distinctive plaque is also presented to the owner of the winning installation.
Winners and qualifying entrants are recognized at a private event, which is held annually on the evening prior to the opening of LightFair International.
Since its inception in 1983, the GE Edison Award competition has revealed the evolution of lighting through masterful designs by lighting professionals from around the world. View key milestones and highlights of the GE Edison Awards.