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Kevan Shaw wins Lighting Designer of the Year Award

22 November 2013 14.00 GMT

(UK) - KSLD Principal praised for 'passion and commitment' at Lux Awards 2013.

Kevan Shaw, founder of KSLD, was announced winner of the Lighting Designer of the Year at the Lux Awards held at Westminster Park Plaza in London on 21 November.

“I am surprised and genuinely honoured to win this award," commented Shaw. "This deserves to be shared by the entire design team at KSLD who all contributed to the success of our projects.”
A native of Edinburgh, Shaw has worked in lighting for 40 years. Since its founding 25 years ago, his practice has completed nearly 600 projects. As well as leading the KSLD design team, Shaw has been involved in lighting education teaching on Masters courses in Wismar, KTH and currently Edinburgh Napier University as well as leading six PLDA workshops. A firm supporter of the professional recognition for lighting design he has been Reporter on Membership for ELDA, Director of Sustainability for PLDA and a member of the IALD membership committee. Currently he is representing the Lighting Design Profession through IALD in the EcoDesign consultation process on lighting in Europe.

In 2012 Kevan gained Chartered Engineer status through the Institute of Lighting Professionals, the first non engineering graduate to achieve this status.
Judges described Shaw as ʻa highly passionate and committed individualʼ. Praising his works with numerous associations and for being ʻgenerous with his timeʼ in the promotion of good lighting and energy efficiency.

The awards ceremony also saw Rachael Nicholls of Hoare Lea revealed as the Society of Light and Lighting Young Lighter of the Year.
The awards, now in their 19th year, provide a unique platform for young lighters to address a lighting subject of their choice, honing their presentation skills, and raising their profile within the industry. Nicholls' presentation, ‘Task Lighting at the Hospital Bed’, explored solutions for hospital lighting, especially at the bedside, where she learnt there is an issue as staff sometimes use torches on mobile phones to help them perform tasks.
Other finalists include Philip Avery, GIA Equation, who won the Best Written Paper Award for ‘Architectural Lighting – Not Yet Dead’ and David Kretzer, LEOX Design Partnership, who was awarded Best Presentation for his presentation ‘Synagogue Daylighting Design’ . The categories were judged by the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers respectively.

The finalist's video presentations can be viewed on the SLL website.


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