Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant
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The Howard Brandston
Student Lighting Design Education Grant was established to encourage and recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional professional promise through the presentation of an original and ingenious solution to a supplied design problem.
The Grant Award
is a plaque and a grant in the amount of $1,000. Honorable Mention (if awarded) is a certificate and a grant in the amount of $300. The grant is awarded at the IES Annual Conference each year.
are acceptable. However, if a group entry is selected, each student will receive a plaque or certificate. The monetary grant will be divided among the recipients.
To be eligible to enter
this competition, applicants must be
enrolled as full-time students in an approved academic degree program.
Approved programs are those offering a substantial core of illumination
studies and are either engineering technology programs accredited by the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; architecture programs
accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board; interior design
programs accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Research; or theatre
programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
If there is a question about accreditation, please query.
of the Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design
Education Grant is to foster good lighting and to advance the appreciation
of lighting as an art.
Past recipients of the Brandston Grant are located above in the past recipient link
at the top of the page.
For the 2015 Project Design, click here
A design project is provided each year from Brandston Partnership Inc.
Entries must be submitted on ONE - 24 x 36 inch mounted board.
Entries must include:
- A lighting plan for the first, second and third floor (within scope line indicated).
- Illustrative material demonstrating the lighting intent. This may include, but is not
limited to sections, elevations, perspectives, details, and fixture drawings.
- A brief (250 words maximum) written statement of the objectives and goals of the
lighting design concept and description of the design process used.
- A lighting fixture schedule. This must include but is not limited to fixture designation,
lighting method, color temperature and lamp types. This may be on a separate
8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet not mounted on the board.
- Conceptual control schedule (if applicable). This may be on a separate 8 1/2 X 11
inch sheet not mounted on the board.
- Titles of drawings and scale notations are recommended. Place your name, address,
and school on the back of each board using the form below.
- Projects will NOT be returned.
- PROJECT DUE: May 22, 2015
- SHIP TO: IES, 120 Wall Street, 17th FL, New York, NY 10005
- PROJECT JUDGING: June, 2015
- GRANT NOTIFICATION: July, 2015
- GRANT PRESENTATION: IES Annual Conference - Indianapolis, IN - November 8-10, 2015
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