This story was originally published in Architectural Lighting.

2017 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition1st Place Graduate Winner: Nidhi Vishak, University of Southern CaliforniaProject: The Dressing Room, Step in Dress Up
Courtesy IESLA 2017 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition
1st Place Graduate Winner: Nidhi Vishak, University of Southern California
Project: The Dressing Room, Step in Dress Up

The Illuminating Engineering Society Los Angeles Section (IESLA) has announced its 2019 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition. New for 2019, the competition has an updated format that includes both a conceptual and an advanced entry option.

The 2019 competition brief asks students to design the lighting for a Sushi restaurant with “a modern, edgy design style” that includes three different seating areas and a patio. Entrants must complete an online registration form as part of their entry. Project entries are due Apr. 24, 2019, 11:59 PST. All supporting materials and CAD drawings can be downloaded via the competition website.

Established to honor Russell Cole, founder of Cole Lighting, and his commitment to lighting education and the IESLA, the competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in an accredited design or engineering program in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, or Riverside. Finalists attend the Lumen West Gala in June where the winners are announced.

All questions regarding the competition, the entry process and submissions should be addressed to the IESLA Student Design Competition Committee via email at: [email protected].

This story was originally published in Architectural Lighting.