The Lighting Design Awards named TDA Founder Suzan Tillotson their 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year "for her 'creativity', 'design integrity', and her 'bold approach to project challenges'. Her 'exemplary' body of work has broken new ground for the lighting design profession. She has also contributed hugely to advancing the stature of the lighting design profession." Read more
Renderings by Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners and Michal Rovner, with Simon Schama, Avner Shalev, Future\Pace, Local Projects, Samantha Heywood, David Bonnett Associates, Whybrow, and Tillotson Design Associates, are one of 10 shortlisted entrants to the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre competition. Situated in Victoria Tower Gardens, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, the new memorial will honour victims and survivors of Nazi persecution and educate future generations about the dangers of prejudice and hatred.
A public consultation is underway – the shortlisted entries can be viewed online, and will soon be displayed at various locations across the UK
Suzan Tillotson discusses how the lighting design industry is perceived today... "There is a lot more awareness of our profession today than when I entered the industry 35 years ago, back then we weren’t even listed in any RFP’s....We do now have a “seat at the table” for most RFQ’s where the project is noteworthy or important, “lighting designer “ is actually listed as a required consultant. I can remember being so proud when that first started to happen." Read her interview here
An important, yet often overlooked, player in any lighting design project is the lighting sales agent. Lighting agents operate as a bridge between designer and manufacturer. Their expertise and mediation help manufacturers sell more of their product while giving designers the lighting solution they envision. Eaton Lighting Division talked with Richard Agriss of Enterprise Lighting Sales to get his take on creative lighting design solutions and how lighting agents support the process using Lincoln Square Synagogue as a case study. You can read the article at: