Architectural Lighting is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award in the category of Best Commentary/Blog. Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Donoff was recognized for her Comment column that appears in each issue of the publication. The Neal Awards jury noted, “This editor’s page has expert-level insights, compelling writing, and is provocative without being sensationalistic.”

The column was recognized for the following entries:Is the Future of the Lighting Design Profession in Jeopardy? (Nov/Dec 2015)
The lighting design community needs to take action if it is to increase the number of people who study lighting design and pursue it as a career.

Can Lighting’s Past be Saved? (July/Aug 2016)
The lighting community needs to figure out how to document its past before its masterworks are lost to demolition and renovation.

Who “Owns” Lighting Design? (Sept/Oct 2016)
Is a lighting detail (or for that matter an architectural or building-construction detail) something that should be patented?

Architectural Lighting was also a finalist in three other major categories:

Selected from a pool of more than 400 entries, winners were announced on March 31st during Connectiv’s (the Business Information Association, a division of SIIA) annual Neal Awards ceremony in New York City. Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. The Neal Awards are presented annually to those editors who have submitted entries exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the field and editorial craftsmanship. For details on all of the winners of the 63rd Annual Neal Awards, visit

AL’s sister publication Architect was also recognized by the Neals, and received the award for Best Overall Art Direction/Design. Art Director Robb Ogle was recognized for his design work, “…that tells a cohesive story.” Architect, the official media brand of the AIA, provides informative and inspirational editorial surrounding the design, technology and business of architecture to top performing professionals engaged in commercial and institutional architecture.

Several Hanley Wood—AL and Architect’s parent publisher—titles were also nominated as a 2017 Jesse H. Neal Award finalists as follows:

· Best Technical Content: MULTIFAMLY EXECUTIVE “Over-the-Top Tech”
· Best Technical Content: JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION “Diverse Demands”
· Best Instructional Content: JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION “Fending Off Failure”
· Best Single Article: BUILDER “After the Deluge in Baton Rouge”
· Best Series: MULTIFAMLY EXECUTIVE “MFE Concept Community – The Next-Gen Apartment”
· Best Subject-Related Integrated Package: REMODELING & PROSALES “Cost vs. Value”
· Best Subject-Related Integrated Package: REMODELING & PROSALES “Remodeling Design Awards”
· Best Website: ARCHITECT “

Architectural Lighting (AL) is an award-winning media brand focused on lighting. The independent voice of the lighting community for more than 30 years, AL reaches architecture, lighting, and design professionals worldwide, in print, online, and social media, bringing the audience the latest information about industry issues and trends, notable projects, and new products and technologies impacting the lighting industry.