The judges for the 2008 Lighting Design Awards have been announced and include some of the most experienced and respected names in the lighting industry.
Judges in the project section include: Stephen Cannon-Brookes, principal of Cannon-Brookes Lighting Design; Martin Valentine, lighting group director at Faber Maunsell; Theo Paradise, head of lighting design at Max Fordham Consulting Engineers; independent lighting designer Karen von Crefeld; Pete Lummis, chief lighting engineer at Huntingdonshire District Council and Ray Molony, editor of Lighting magazine.
For the innovations section the judges have been announced as: Tony Rimmer, principal of Studio 29; Maida Hot, lighting design director at NDYLight; Graham Large of the Waterman Group, David Mooney, regional associate at PB; Gerry Knowles, managing director of General Lamps plc and Gareth Pritchard, education service manager at the Institution of Lighting Engineers.
All the project judges will now be spending the winter months assessing schemes across the UK and Ireland. “The Lighting Design Awards are widely recognised as the ultimate stamp of excellence” said Ray Molony. “Therefore these on-site visits are crucial to ensure that the high standards are maintained”.
A new category, Low Carbon Projects has been added this year, to recognise installations that balance exceptional creativity with minimal environmental impact.
The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on Thursday 6 March 2008.