2015 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition
Hair and Makeup Salon
Your clients have worked for others for years but now this dynamic team is finally opening their own salon. One is a hair stylist with an extensive resume as a stylist and managing salons for others while the other partner is a professional makeup artist for the LA Entertainment Industry. Combining their skills they will offer a luxurious yet affordable salon that offers make up services and hair treatments to be enjoyed while sipping champagne. The lighting should reflect the upscale environment while keeping energy efficiency and ease of maintenance in mind. This is an establishment where people go to look good; they should look great as they see the results of their appointments. Lights in the salon should be controllable from the front check in desk with separate control for the restroom, office and back of house areas.
The interiors colors and finishes are noted on the finish schedule. Non specified information has been left to your discretion. Where materials are not indicated, finishes can be assumed as necessary. All assumptions must be justified in the narrative. Modification to the architecture is not allowed.
Graduate Student projects must discuss Title 24, not do complete paperwork or schedules. The 2013 Standards can be found at:
Please click on 5. Nonresidential Indoor Lighting
Make sure that you clearly address the compliance issues in your narrative and show the calculations on your board for each area in the space.
NOTE: FINALISTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND TEXT BY MAY 1st. STUDENTS MUST CONFIRM THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE 7PM MEETING ON MAY 13TH WITHIN 24 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION OR THE NEXT HIGHEST SCORING STUDENT WILL BE CHOOSEN. YOU MUST PRESENT AT THE 7PM MEETING TO WIN.
Design Competition location:
Double Tree Hilton
888 Montebello Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
The purposes of the Awards are three fold:
- To honor Russell Cole and preserve the memory and meaning of his attitudes toward lighting, lighting education and assisting everyone in their pursuit of knowledge.
- To encourage education in lighting for college students, under graduate or graduate, who have given evidence of innovative thought and implementation in their studies of light and lighting.
- To provide financial support for students in recognition of their accomplishments.
All applicants should meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be enrolled in an accredited program at an accredited educational institution.
- Must be enrolled in an approved curricula of architecture, interior design, architectural engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering or theater accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Association of College Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) or the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)
- Must be a full time undergraduate student pursuing lighting studies in the above majors or a graduate student with a specific lighting project as part of an advanced degree program.
- Must be studying in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Riverside.
At left: Riviera – 2012 1st Place Winner
Sananda Mukherjee, University of Southern California School of Architecture
A Tribute to Russell Cole
Cole Lighting (C.W. Cole and Company) has been in business since 1918 and has been building lighting fixtures since 1923. Cole Lighting has been a continuous supporter of all the programs and events that the Los Angeles section has held. Because of that continued support, Mr. Cole's dedication to the lighting industry, and his longevity as a member of the IES, the Los Angeles Section Student Lighting Design Competition Award is named in his honor.