Photos by © John Muggenborg

The Lighting Design Awards were held on Thursday 4th May at the London Hilton, Park Lane, and hosted members of the lighting community from around the world.

The accolade of Lighting Designer of the Year was awarded to Suzan Tillotson of Tillotson Design Associates. Her creativity, design integrity and bold approach to project challenges impressed the judges and stated that ‘ Her exemplary body of work has often broken new ground for the lighting design profession’.

‘Lighting Design is always about how to create a beautiful and quality environment within the criteria you are given,’ says Tillotson who founded her practice in 2004. ‘I don’t know how you can design architecture without thinking about how light interacts with materials”

Outstanding recent projects include the Lighting Design Award-winning R/GA office in New York, the Broud in Los Angeles and the Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York.

The R/GA New York project was awarded Workplace Project of the Year 2017 and is based on the Ketra solution. Details of the project can be found at the following link:

The judging panel for the Lighting Design Awards comment ‘The design team created a singular space through uniform indirect lighting while displacing any undesired brightness and glare. A simple, yet elegant, solution was conceived: the design sought out cutting edge technology that has countless dynamic effects, but is housed in common modular equipment. The par 38 lamp employed is humble in form, but powerful in impact. The proprietary technology uses a variety of LEDs to tune and perfect colour combinations, all within the chamber of its head. Shades across the CIE colour space are produced with astounding colour rendering capability. The colour temperature of the lamps begins at 2700K in the mornings, subtly shifts to 4000K at noon and gradually warms back down again in the evening. Colours are both vivid and complex because they are derived from a rich combination of sources’.

For further information about the Ketra solution, please contact [email protected] or call 01494 471 340.