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  • 2014 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards

    The winning work in the 2014 class of the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards is yet another group of incredible projects in the portfolio that has become this program’s archive.

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    A guide to lighting credits in the LEED System.

  • LED Lamp Recalls

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  • 2011 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Jury Members

    Four jurors selected this year's AL Design Awards winners.

  • 2011 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Postscript

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  • Special Citation - Platform 5, Sunderland Station, England

    The creative use of light and imagery at Sunderland Station transforms the tedium of everyday commuting into an unexpected and interactive moment.

  • Special Citation - Anacostia Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C.

    Transparency and luminosity underscore this new two-story library in Washington, D.C.'s southwest neighborhood of Anacostia.

  • Best Use of Color - Queens Theatre in the Park Addition and Renovation

    One of three structures designed by Philip Johnson for the 1964 World's Fair held in Queens, New York, the open-air Theaterama has become the main civic theater for the borough.

  • Special Citation - The Cushing Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

    Like a cabinet of curiosities, the Cushing Center—home to Dr. Harvey Cushing's collection of human brain specimens, one of the most unique and significant medical collections of the 20th century—slowly reveals itself to visitors.