Society Announces 2019 Award Recipients

The IES recognized members for technical and service achievements at the 2019 Annual Conference in August.

IES Medal

Christopher “Kit” CuttleChristopher “Kit” Cuttle receives the IES Medal in recognition of meritorious technical achievement that has conspicuously furthered the profession, art or knowledge of illuminating engineering. Achievements shall be in the field of engineering, design, applied illumination, optics, ophthalmology, optometry, lighting research or education.

While Cuttle is known internally as an expert in museum lighting, he has made significant technical contributions in several areas of lighting design and engineering throughout his career, and continues to pioneer new approaches to photometry and calculations as they relate to lighting design and applications. Cuttle’s professional work in the U.K., New Zealand and the U.S. has enabled him to address practical issues of lighting measurement that transcend different cultures and design philosophies.

To date, Cuttle has published 140 papers, conference presentations and articles in the lighting domain, and has authored three books. Further, Cuttle’s accomplishments as an educator have influenced hundreds of lighting students. He has served as head of graduate education in lighting at the Lighting Research Center at RPI; as a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland; and as a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Cuttle has received many international and local awards over the course of his career, including the Society of Light and Lighting Award in 2017, the Professional Lighting Design Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, and the Society for Light and Lighting’s Leon Gaster Award in 2011.

Cuttle has served the IES in various capacities: as a member of technical committees, contributing columnist for LD+A magazine and associate editor for Leukos. He received a Certificate of Appreciation for his contributions to the development of the Lighting Handbook’s 9th Edition in 1999, as well as the IES Taylor Technical Talent Award in 1995, and was designated an IES Fellow in 1996.


Louis B. Marks Award

Nancy ClantonNancy Clanton receives the Louis B. Marks Award in recognition of exceptional service to the Society of a non-technical nature. For more than 20 years, Clanton—president of Clanton & Associates in Boulder, CO—has served the IES as an advocate for quality lighting and the outdoor environment through both technical and non-technical contributions.

Clanton has served on the IES Board of Directors, and as a chairperson and member of multiple committees, including the Outdoor Environment Lighting Committee, the Mesopic Committee and the Board of Fellows. As chair of the Model Lighting Ordinance Task Force, Clanton helped develop TM-15-11 (the BUG system). She also authored the exterior lighting section of California’s Title 24 energy code, and was the co-founder of the 1991 group that initiated what became the NCQLP.

Further, Clanton has served as a liaison with other national organizations, including the National Academy of Science, the National Institute of Building Science, the International Standards Organization and the USGBC. For her contributions, Clanton has received the IES Distinguished Service Award, two IES Presidential Awards, and was named an IES Fellow in 2005.


Distinguished Service Awards

Three members receive Distinguished Service Awards in recognition of service to the Society, principally of a non-technical nature, having significantly furthered the purpose for which the Society was founded, and continued over a number of years in various programs and activities.

Gregory SubisakGregory Subisak is recognized for four decades of dedication to the Society and his advocacy for technical standards, evidenced by service on 10 committees and as chair of six committees covering a range of applications. Most notable is Subisak’s 16 years and continuing service on the Papers Committee; his role as Sessions Chair for many years at the IES Annual Conference; and his work as chair of the Computer Committee when the IES photometric format was developed.

Subisak has enduringly promoted the IES throughout his career, both in his role at Holophane and through leadership positions at the national and local level, including Board member, secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the Columbus Section. Subisak is also a nationally recognized educator, having taught a photometry class at LIGHTFAIR for 10 consecutive years and participated as a guest lecturer and instructor at industry events and universities.


Randy BurkettRandy Burkett is recognized for more than 40 years of IES service. Burkett has served on 13 technical committees, making significant contributions to documents including TM-30 and the joint IES/IALD/ALA Quality of Light document. He has also taught various industry seminars and courses; published numerous articles in LD+A and papers in Leukos; and served as a mentor to countless lighting professionals.

Burkett has held various leadership positions with the IES, as chair of the Annual Conference Educational Seminars Committee and as a Board member, Section officer and president for the IES St. Louis Section. Burkett was also a member of NCQLP’s founding committee and assisted in the early development of the LC.


Richard MistrickRichard Mistrick is recognized for significant and recurring contributions to the Society at the committee level and through extensive publications and educational efforts. In his 30 years of work on the Papers Committee, Mistrick managed the submission and technical review process for the IES Annual Conference and Leukos, reviewing dozens of papers or abstracts each year. In addition, as an active member of the Daylight Metrics and Daylighting Committees, Mistrick has assisted in the development and refinement of important documents such as RP-5 and LM-83.

Mistrick has contributed his expertise in regular meetings of the Nomenclature Committee and, as a leader on the Daylighting Terms Task Group, was instrumental in the development of definitions for a large set of daylight terms. Mistrick has also focused on the advancement and education of others, primarily in the area of daylighting and daylighting controls, through numerous LIGHTFAIR workshops and IES technical paper presentations.


Fellow Designations

Five members are designated as IES Fellows for valuable contribution to the technical activities of the Society; to the art or science of illumination; or to the related scientific or engineering fields.

James BrodrickJames Brodrick is recognized for his leadership and innovation as lighting program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy. Brodrick’s Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Program provided the direction, framework and flexibility that propelled LED lighting into one of the most successful energy-saving initiatives in modern history. By developing and instituting programs of quality assurance, public education and industry-wide compliance, such as the CALIPER testing program and GATEWAY field evaluation program, Brodrick’s 23 years with the DOE were vital to SSL’s success.


Dr. George BrainardGeorge “Bud” Brainard is recognized as a global science leader who has made seminal contributions to understanding the effects of ocular light on physiology and behavior. Brainard is considered a pioneer among scientists working to put that knowledge to use in lighting applications in clinical treatment, space travel and everyday life. His work on the action spectrum for light-induced melatonin suppression was the first and most-often-cited empirically-derived action spectrum. Brainard has spoken to scientific, lighting professional, medical and public audiences about the effects of light on behavior and health. Most recently he led the re-lighting of the International Space Station with LED lighting, using technology that his research helped to develop.


Don McLeanDon McLean is recognized as a subject matter expert in roadway and tunnel lighting, and acknowledged for his exemplary and distinguished contributions to the illumination engineering industry. McLean has persistently pursued best results and brought lessons learned to technical organizations like the IES. He has designed more than 5,000 projects; developed and promoted lighting standards and design criteria for 40-plus jurisdictions; and served on several IES committees over the course of multiple decades.


Jill KloresJill Klores is recognized for her work in the field of circadian lighting design. Klores was considered a pioneer in the nascent field in 2000, with her award-winning lighting design for the renovation of the NNICU, Parkland Hospital, in Dallas. Since then, Klores has become an acknowledged professional leader in the lighting community through both design and educational activities, specifically focused on the relationship between color and health. Klores has designed multiple LEED certified projects as well as groundbreaking medical centers with circadian lighting design; spoken on the topic at various industry events including LIGHTFAIR; and served the IES in both leadership positions and on committees since 1989.


Scott RosenfeldScott Rosenfeld—a lighting designer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum—is recognized for his research on the integration of LED lights in museums, which has provided institutions around the world with verifiable information for the conservation of artifacts. As chair of the IES Museum and Art Gallery Committee, Rosenfeld is credited with leading the committee toward the publication of RP-30-2017, the Recommended Practice for Museum Lighting. Rosenfeld has provided over 50 presentations on museum lighting at conferences for organizations including the DOE, AIA, IALD and IES.