December 1, 2023

2022 ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Award Winners

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2022 ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Award Winners
2022 ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Award Winners

The 18th annual ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards feature bold and subtle winning designs that tell a story, from New York and Houston to Jingdezhen, China. The Honor Award represents the highest achievement, and the Merit Award represents distinguished achievement.

The 2022 jury included Joyce Hahn of Arup in Los Angeles; Nelson Jenkins, AIA, of Lumen Architecture in New York; and Likhitha Rangaswamy of Oculus Light Studio in Seattle.

Of the 101 submissions from around the world, the jury recognized six projects for their artistry, storytelling, and transformative qualities in four lighting categories: whole building, exterior, interior, and exhibition and installations.

2022 Light & Architecture Design Awards Jury

Joyce Hahn
Arup, Los Angeles
Joyce Hahn is a lighting designer and daylighting specialist at Arup in L.A. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Master of Building Science program and has a B.Arch from University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. She has 12 years experience in the design industry, and has practiced lighting design for the past six. She believes in a holistic approach to lighting design and in moving the lighting industry toward a more sustainable practice. She considers the natural world as the ultimate inspiration to create experiences with light.

Nelson Jenkins, AIA
Lumen Architecture, New York
Nelson Jenkins is an award-winning lighting designer whose consultancy practice, involvement in the professional community, and teaching passions inspire creative work in the ever-evolving field of lighting design. As the founder of Lumen Architecture, he works on a variety projects, the diversity of which enabled him to hone his expertise in the poetic use of light.

Likhitha Rangaswamy
Oculus Design Studio, Seattle
A lighting designer with a background in architectural design, Likhitha Rangaswamy believes light is a powerful medium in shaping our spatial experience. With a B.Arch and a master’s degree in building science, she enjoys integrating the technical and creative aspects of lighting design creating a cohesive, human-centered design. She is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society and serves as a senior lighting designer at Oculus Light Studio in Seattle with project types ranging from high-end residential and office TIs to aquariums. She strives to add value to projects by carefully crafting light for visual comfort evoking an emotional response.