Home
About the Competition & Awards
2015 Design Problem & Application
2015 Rules & Submission Instructions
2014 Winners
Past Design Problems/Winners
Be A Supporter
Contact Us


 

The 2014 Design Problem

A prominent high-end hotel chain in a major city in the Mid-west is renovating their main ballroom.  They want to install a chandelier that is both decorative and functional.  The ballroom is 30’ wide by 120’ long with a ceiling height of 20’.  It is divisible into 3 separate spaces.  The ballroom is used for meetings, conferences, parties, dining and stage events.  Temporary theatrical lighting and video projection restrict the drop of the chandelier to 17’ above the finished floor.  Design a light fixture that will be a signature piece for the room(s), contribute sufficient light for the various tasks, be energy efficient and work when the room is divided or open.  It is up to you to determine the ballroom design.  Consider maintenance issues and the appearance of the fixture when it is on and off.  Your chandelier should use energy-efficient lamps, such as fluorescent, LED, OLED or other light sources with good color rendering and long life. The ballast or power supply should be integral to the fixture.  Self-ballasted lamps and other retrofit lamps that fit into incandescent screw base sockets are not acceptable.  Identify all major components and materials.

 


First Place Winner 2014
Ebberly Strathairn
Architecture
Columbia University
New York, New York



Second Place Winner 2014
Omar Hason
Architecture
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon


Third Place Winner 2014
Junrui Wang
Architecture and Architectural
Lighting Design
Parsons the New School for Design
New York, New York



Third Place Winner 2014
Neisha Blain
Interior Design
Weber State University
West Point, Utah


Citation for
Presentation 2014
Chenyu Pu
Architecture
Columbia University
New York, New York


Citation for
Presentation 2014
Hannah Morris
Interior Design
Ringling College of Art + Design
Sarasota, Florida