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Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant

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The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem.

The Grant Award is a plaque and a grant in the amount of $1,000. Honorable Mention (if awarded) is a certificate and a grant in the amount of $300. The grant is awarded at the IES Annual Conference each year.

Group entries are acceptable. However, if a group entry is selected, each student will receive a plaque or certificate. The monetary grant will be divided among the recipients.

To be eligible to enter this competition, applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in an approved academic degree program. Approved programs are those offering a substantial core of illumination studies and are either engineering technology programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; architecture programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; interior design programs accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Research; or theatre programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. If there is a question about accreditation, please query.

The purpose of the Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant is to foster good lighting and to advance the appreciation of lighting as an art.

Recipients of the 2014 Grant have been selected and are included above in the past recipient link at the top of the page. Thank you to all students for their submissions.

The Project Design for the 2015 program year will be posted to this site in November 2014.

Project Requirements

A design project is provided each year from Brandston Partnership Inc.

Entries must be submitted on ONE - 24 x 36 inch mounted board.

Entries must include:
  1. A lighting plan for the first, second and third floor (within scope line indicated).
  2. Illustrative material demonstrating the lighting intent. This may include, but is not limited to sections, elevations, perspectives, details, and fixture drawings.
  3. A brief (250 words maximum) written statement of the objectives and goals of the lighting design concept and description of the design process used.
  4. A lighting fixture schedule. This must include but is not limited to fixture designation, lighting method, color temperature and lamp types. This may be on a separate 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet not mounted on the board.
  5. Conceptual control schedule (if applicable). This may be on a separate 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet not mounted on the board.
  6. Titles of drawings and scale notations are recommended. Place your name, address, and school on the back of each board using the form below.
  7. Projects will NOT be returned.

  • IES
  • 120 Wall Street, Floor 17
  • New York, NY 10005-4001
  • (212) 248-5000

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