Daylight Design Awards

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The joy of daylight.

The joy of daylight. Image: Neo Feliciano

Entries are now open for the Dr Albert Dressler Daylight Design Awards. Now in its second year, the awards from the IES lighting society Victoria / Tasmania Chapter, celebrate the use of daylight in architecture, and the fascinating research being done in this area internationally.

The 2012 Dr Albert Dressler Daylight Excellence Award Winner was the National Centre for Synchrotron Science by Bates Smart. The 2013 Awards convenor, Melbourne architect Antony Di Mase, recently published Making more of our relationship to light, on ArchitectureAU.

The awards are open to projects completed in the past two years, from small renovations to the large infrastructure projects; membership of the IES is not a requirement of entry. Judging the award are: John Ford (Relume), Phoebe Whitman (interior design lecturer, RMIT), Rosanna Saleme (lighting designer, Electrolight), and Dr Phillip Greenup (lighting designer / sustainability consultant, Arup), with Phoebe Whitman and architect / award convenor Antony Di Mase as co-chairs. They will assess entries on the following criteria:

  • Research and analysis of daylight in the design process,
  • Environmental performance of the daylight design strategy,
  • Human comfort, and
  • Experiential outcome

Entries close 31 July 2013. Entry forms and the conditions of entry can be downloaded here. Email general enquiries to the awards convenor.

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