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2019 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition

Sushi Restaurant

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Congratulations on joining the design team for the hippest new sushi restaurant in LA! Catering to the young professional crowd, this space should have a modern, edgy design style. The space has three main dining areas as well as patio seating.

Dining 1 incorporates the restaurant entrance, the lounge/bar area, one large group table, and some booth/banquette seating.

Dining 2 includes the sushi bar and some adjacent seating areas.

Dining 3 has three large booths and six tables but also doubles as a private party room (Karaoke, anyone?).

Lighting must also be provided for the bathrooms and the patio seating that wraps around the side and front of the building.

Kitchen areas west of gridline E are not in the scope of this project.

Featured Elements in the space include:

  • Sushi Bar
  • Drink Bar
  • Entry/Wine Wall
  • Reconfigurable dining/private party room (Dining 3)

Some current finish and material types are indicated on the elevations and mood board, but any non-specified information has been left to your discretion.

All assumptions must be justified in the narrative. Modification to the architecture is not allowed.

Your scope of work for the project is the lighting and control for the spaces described above.

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This PDF includes: General Information, Presentation Criteria for Conceptual Entries, Presentation Criteria for Advanced Entries, Judging Score Card Examples, Conceptual vs. Advanced Entries Quick Reference, General Rules and Conditions, Eligibility Requirements, Competition Timeline, Project Description and Architectural Drawings.
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PRESENTATION CRITERIA FOR CONCEPTUAL ENTRIES

Each student must submit electronically in PDF Format:

  1. 11”x17” .PDF Format Design Solution Booklet
    1. Name your file with the project title shown on your cover page
    2. DO NOT include your own name or school information in the file name
    3. There is no limit on the quantity of pages. (Entries in the past have averaged around 10-12 pages)

You Must include:

  1. Cover Page with Project Title & Logo
    1. Chose a unique project title that ties into your design concept, it is how we will identify your project during judging
    2. DO NOT put your name or school information on the cover page
  2. Design Narrative that addresses the following: (This is a written description of your design inspiration and development.)
    1. The creative vision for the lighting design, including inspiration and how that vision will be effectively realized with your design choices
    2. Lighting Fixture selections
    3. Lighting Techniques (grazing vs. washing, etc.)
    4. Inspirational imagery supporting your creative vision.
  3. Visual Materials (conceptual level)
    1. Plans showing Lighting Locations
    2. Reflected Ceiling Plans with Lighting Locations
  4. Fixture Imagery with descriptions
    1. Include one image of each light type and description of how it will function)
    2. Description of Fixture – Include physical description of light, the color of light (example: warm or cool) and quality of the light (example: flood or spot / hard or soft)
  5. Control intent
    1. Dimming/control intent with description of different lighting scenes. (For example: How will it look day vs. night)
  6. Renderings / Graphical Representation of design intent – could be
    1. Computer Renderings (Hand Drawings, AGI, Photoshop, 3D Studio, etc)
    2. Scanned Hand sketches
    3. Consider your Control Intent when developing your imagery
  7. All Architectural assumptions – Any changes to the architecture must be justified.

Additional Information may also include:

  1. Sketches detailing lighting effects or details
  2. Elevations

REMINDER: DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR SCHOOL INFORMATION ANYWHERE ON THE DESIGN BOOKLET OR FILES – THE PROJECT TITLE ON YOUR BOOKLET TITLE PAGE AND FILENAME WILL BE USED TO MATCH IT WITH YOUR ENTRANT CONTACT INFORMATION.

All entries must be submitted prior to the deadline via the IESLA website at
http://iesla.org/design-competition/online-registration/

See the download section of the completion website for additional competition information and documentation.
http://iesla.org/design-competition/

Address all questions regarding the competition, presentation criteria, or design challenge to the IES LA Student Design Competition Committee at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Judging will be based upon:

  1. Compliance with the above criteria – submissions not in compliance shall be disqualified.
  2. See attached Judging Score Sheet for additional judging criteria and scoring.

Preliminary Judging:

  1. A panel of online judges performs preliminary judging.
  2. Online judging is performed ‘blind.’ Meaning, online judges will only have access to the .pdf entries. Online judges will not have access to any of the applicants’ personal information (i.e. names, schools, professors, etc.).

Finalist Judging:

  1. Finalists will be notified by email or text message by Sunday, May 5th. If a finalist does not confirm that he/she will be available to present his/her solution at the meeting on Tuesday, May 7th within 6 hours of notification, the next highest scoring project will take their place.
  2. In order to win, finalists must appear in-person to do a verbal delivery of their entry to a panel of judges on Tuesday May 7th, 2019.
  3. Finalist verbal presentations consist of a 5-minute power-point presentation followed by a 5-minute question and answer session with the judges. All students and educators are invited to attend finalist presentations.
  4. Finalists must send the power point files they will use for their presentations to the Design Competition Committee by 5pm on Monday May 6th.
  5. Finalists will present their projects on Tuesday, May 7th; presentations will begin at 6:00 pm. Awards will be determined based upon these presentations.
  6. Awards shall be announced at the Lumen West banquet in June. (Date TBD)
  7. Each award winner will receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to the Lumen West Awards Banquet.

PRESENTATION CRITERIA FOR ADVANCED ENTRIES

Each student must submit electronically in PDF Format:

  1. 11”x17” .PDF Format Design Solution Booklet
    1. Name your file with the project title shown on your cover page
    2. DO NOT include your own name or school information in the file name
    3. There is no limit on the quantity of pages. (Entries in the past have averaged around 10-12 pages)

You Must include:

  1. Cover Page with Project Title & Logo
    1. Chose a unique project title that ties into your design concept, it is how we will identify your project during judging
    2. DO NOT put your name or school information on the cover page
  2. Design Narrative that addresses the following:
    1. The creative vision for the lighting design, including inspiration and how that vision will be effectively realized with your design choices
    2. Lighting Techniques (grazing vs. washing, etc.)
    3. Luminaire selection choices
    4. Lamp / Light Sources (efficiency, color rendition, dimming compatibility, etc.)
    5. Maintenance (durability, accessibility, lamp life, etc.)
    6. Compliance (IES recommendations, standards, and codes)
    7. Lighting control scenes and how they are used.
    8. Notes on all Architectural assumptions or adjustmentsPlease Note: The design narrative is a written description of your design inspiration and development. Inspirational imagery may also be included in support, but not in place of, the written narrative.
  3. Drawings
    1. Plans & Reflected Ceiling Plans (Include Fixture Types & Symbols)
    2. All drawings must be to scale with the scale noted.
  4. Renderings / Graphical Representation of design intent
    1. Renderings (could use any tool any including Hand drawings, AGI, Photoshop, 3D Studio, etc)
    2. Consider your Control Intent when developing your imagery
    3. Describe you design intent and how you achieved it
  5. Fixture schedule Including:
    1. Fixture Type
    2. Fixture Image
    3. Description of Fixture – Include physical description of light, the color of light (example: warm or cool) and quality of the light (example: flood or spot / hard or soft)
    4. Manufacturer & Catalog Number
    5. Lamp / Source Information
    6. Relevant Notes
    7. Control Intent
  6. Photometric Calculations
    1. Show photometric calculations in footcandles or lux. (units must be indicated on the page)
    2. Describe how the achieved levels meet the needs of the spaces and the design intent.
  7. Control intent
    1. Control Zones with explanation of how they are used
    2. Dimming / Switching layout
  8. Title 24 – 2016 Compliance Observations – Just for design intent. Please include:
    1. Square footage of the project
    2. Assumed Title 24 categorization for the project or areas
    3. Assumed Title 24 watts per square foot allowance for the project or areas
    4. Final watts per square foot of the project.
    5. Comments on how Title 24 was taken into consideration in the development of your design.
      Title 24 – 2016 code documents can be found here: http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/
    6. Additional Title 24 information can be found here: https://cltc.ucdavis.edu/publication/nonresidential-lighting-guide-2016-
      building-energy-efficiency-standards

Additional Information may also include:

  1. Inspirational Imagery
  2. Sections
  3. Elevations
  4. Scanned Hand sketches detailing lighting effect or details
  5. Details

REMINDER: DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME OR SCHOOL INFORMATION ANYWHERE ON THE DESIGN BOOKLET OR FILES – THE PROJECT TITLE ON YOUR BOOKLET TITLE PAGE AND FILENAME WILL BE USED TO MATCH IT WITH YOUR ENTRANT CONTACT INFORMATION.

All entries must be submitted prior to the deadline via the IESLA website at
http://iesla.org/design-competition/online-registration/

See the download section of the completion website for additional competition information and documentation.
http://iesla.org/design-competition/

Address all questions regarding the competition, presentation criteria, or design challenge to the IES LA Student Design Competition Committee at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Judging will be based upon:

  1. Compliance with the above criteria – submissions not in compliance shall be disqualified.
  2. See attached Judging Score Sheet for additional judging criteria and scoring.

Preliminary Judging:

  1. A panel of online judges performs preliminary judging.
  2. Online judging is performed ‘blind.’ Meaning, online judges will only have access to the .pdf entries. Online judges will not have access to any of the applicants’ personal information (i.e. names, schools, professors, etc.).

Finalist Judging:

  1. Finalists will be notified by email or text message by Sunday, May 5th. If a finalist does not confirm that he/she will be available to present his/her solution at the meeting on Tuesday, May 7th within 6 hours of notification, the next highest scoring project will take their place.
  2. In order to win, finalists must appear in-person to do a verbal delivery of their entry to a panel of judges on Tuesday May 7th, 2019.
  3. Finalist verbal presentations consist of a 5-minute power-point presentation followed by a 5-minute question and answer session with the judges. All students and educators are invited to attend finalist presentations.
  4. Finalists must send the powerpoint files they will use for their presentations to the Design Competition Committee by 5pm on Monday May 6th.
  5. Finalists will present their projects on Tuesday, May 7th; presentations will begin at 6:00 pm. Awards will be determined based upon these presentations.
  6. Awards shall be announced at the Lumen West banquet in June. (Date TBD)
  7. Each award winner will receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to the Lumen West Awards Banquet.

The Dressing Room, Step in Dress Up – 2017 1st Place Graduate Winner

Nidhi Vishak, University of Southern California

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition was established to encourage and recognize students in southern California who have shown an understanding of light and its effect on Architecture. These awards have been established by the Illuminating Engineering Society, Los Angeles Section (IESLA). The IES is an international organization whose purpose is to promote lighting education and to develop recommended lighting practices.

Cole Lighting (C. W. Cole & Company) has been in business since 1918 and has been building lighting fixtures since 1923. Cole Lighting has been a continuous supporter of all the programs and events that the Los Angeles Section has held. Because of that continued support, Mr. Cole’s dedication to the lighting industry and his longevity as a member of IES, the Los Angeles Section Student Lighting Design Competition Award is named in his honor.

Over the last 10 years the Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition has awarded more than $120,000 to more than 30 students.

GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS

  1. Entries will be divided into two categories: Conceptual and Advanced. Both categories are assigned the same challenge. But, each category has it own set of entry requirements for the design presentation.
  2. Eligible students must select one category for their entry. Students will be evaluated based on that category’s presentation criteria and judging score sheet.
  3. Each Student may submit only one entry per year.
  4. Each entrant shall submit a single .pdf presentation of a lighting design solution for the supplied design challenge per the stated presentation criteria.
  5. All entries shall be uploaded to the IESLA website and all students must complete registration by 11:59pm on Wednesday April 24th, 2019 – a link will be available on the design competition page.
  6. Eligibility will be confirmed after projects are submitted. Professors will be contacted by the design competition committee regarding a student’s current enrollment in an eligible class.
  7. All judges will be Southern California design and engineering professionals.
  8. A panel of online judges performs preliminary judging. Online judging is performed ‘blind.’ Meaning, online judges will only have access to the .pdf entries. Online judges will not have access to any of the applicants’ personal information (i.e. names, schools, professors, etc.).
  9. The students receiving the highest scores from the panel of online judges will be selected as finalists.
  10. Finalists will be notified by email or text message by Sunday, May 5th. If a finalist does not confirm that he/she will be available to present his/her solution at the meeting on Tuesday, May 7th within 6 hours of notification, the next highest scoring project will take their place.
  11. Finalists will present their projects on Tuesday, May 7th; presentations will begin at 6:00 pm. Awards will be determined based upon these presentations.
  12. In order to win, finalists must appear in-person to do a verbal delivery of their entry to a panel of judges on Tuesday May 7th, 2019.
  13. Finalist verbal presentations consist of a 5-minture power-point presentation followed by a 5-minute question and answer session with the judges. All students and educators are invited to attend finalist presentations.
  14. Awards shall be announced at the Lumen West banquet in June.
  15. Each award winner will receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to the Lumen West Awards Banquet.
  16. Each award winner will be given a complimentary membership to the IES for the following year.
  17. The monetary awards will be paid to the student directly. It is the student’s responsibility to pay any applicable taxes and report the prize money to any applicable agency.
  18. Quantities of finalists and distribution of prizes are not pre-determined and may be awarded at the judges’ discretion to one or more students.
  19. Last year, $20,000.00 was distributed to the student award winners. However, awards values may vary from year to year at the discretion of the judging panel and IESLA Board of Directors.
  20. Regardless of “team” efforts, the awards will go only to the individual under whose name the project was submitted and only that individual will be recognized.
  21. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from each event.
  22. Questions regarding the competition should be sent to email hidden; JavaScript is required

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