Event and Speaker Profiles
IES ILLUMINATION AWARDS 2017
Los Angeles - It is time... To enter your 2017 IES Illumination Awards!
Online submissions will open January 1, 2017 and close February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
To begin the submission process, CLICK HERE »
The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.
Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Guth, Waterbury, Cutler, Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.
Submission will remain open until February 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST.
If you have any questions regarding your submission, how to submit, tips, hints, etc, feel free to contact your IESLA – IA Section Chair, David Komonosky, and he’ll be happy to help.
David Komonosky, LC, LEED® AP
IESLA Neon Bus Cruise
Please join us for the popular award winning Neon Bus tour. From the classic movie marquees of downtown Los Angeles’ theater districts to the glittering lights of Hollywood and the glowing pagodas of Chinatown we will observe amazing examples of contemporary neon art as well as innovative electrical advertising. We will travel the streets of Los Angeles on the top deck of a convertible British Bus with a knowledgeable guide to enlighten and entertain us!
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A Tour and Overview of The Broad Museum’s Exterior Lighting Design
With Lighting Designer Suzan Tillotson, winner of the 2016 IESNA Illumination Awards of Excellence and Merit
Ms. Tillotson is the founder and president of Tillotson Design Associates. She has won over fifty lighting design awards for her work and has been featured in many national and international publications. She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design; from LSU. After graduation, Ms. Tillotson worked for Levy-Kramer Associates, a Baton Rouge engineering firm, where she was head of the lighting department. She acquired additional experience at Flack + Kurtz Engineers and H. M. Brandston and Partners in NY before forming Kugler Tillotson Associates. She has guest lectured at many conferences and universities, and has also taught lighting to graduate-level architecture students at Princeton University.
Some of Ms. Tillotson’s notable TDA projects include: The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, CA; the Columbia University Medical Center; and Lincoln Center with Diller Scofidio and Renfro, the New Museum of Contemporary Art with SANAA and the Rainbow Room in NYC, with Gabellini Shepard, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas, with REX and the Seattle Central Library in Seattle, WA with OMA.
20th Annual IESLA Golf Classic
Please join us for a great day of golf and celebration at the 20th Annual IESLA Golf Classic to benefit the IESLA Student Education Fund. Your continued support will insure that our 20th year celebration will be extra special with lots of special prizes and treats throughout the day! Reservations due by 9-21-2016.
For more information, please contact Michael Shearer at
2016 Title 24 Requirements and Changes
Charles is Wattstopper's Systems Vice President and Evangelist, overseeing all product activity relating to the company’s Digital Lighting Management System.
Charles serves on the IESNA’s Lighting Commissioning Committee and has also attended numerous California Energy Commission meetings during the development of the various Title 24 Energy Codes to provide real world commentary to the policy makers. He has shared his expertise on Title 24 at numerous industry events including Lightshow West, other IES section meetings, the Berkeley Lab - Energy Technologies Area (ETA), and has also been interviewed several times by the Lighting Controls Association.
Appetizers, drinks and free valet parking will be provided. This event is expected to reach capacity so advance registration is encouraged!