IES Award of Excellence for Hearst Digital Media Lighting Design by Susannah Gilbard

Earlier this month, Partner Susannah Gilbard accepted the Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Excellence for Hearst Digital Media Lighting Design.

Lightcraft designed the lighting for the 27,250 square foot, New York City Headquarters, which includes conference areas, collaboration spaces, a café, work space, as well as additional amenities.

Thank you to the Illuminating Engineering Society for this recognition and to Hearst Digital Media for partnering in this inspiring project!


2019 Lumen Awards by Susannah Gilbard

Lightcraft was honored to attend and to be recognized at the 2019 Lumen Awards at the 51st annual Lumen Gala, last Thursday.

We are excited to announce that Partner Susannah Gilbard, LEED AP, LC, IALD, IES, CLD was awarded the 2019 IES Meritorious Service Award. Susannah was recognized for her outstanding service to the New York section, significantly furthering the purpose of the society continuously over 15 years in various programs and activities.

Lighting Designer Brigid M. Hardiman was awarded the IES Emerging Professional Award in recognition for the guidance and support of the Emerging Professionals Program. Senior Designer Colin Conroy, LC, MIES was recognized as a past IES NYC Member of the Month.

Thank you to the Illuminating Engineering Society for a wonderful gala, and congratulations to the other award recipients.

Rebecca Mintz named to Lighting Magazine's 40 under 40 list by Susannah Gilbard

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We are honored to announce that Rebecca Mintz has been named to Lighting Magazine’s 40 under 40. This international program identifies the most talented and promising individuals working in the lighting design industry. Congratulation Rebecca!

Rebecca draws from her creative prowess and organizational talents to design each lighting project with skill and precision. Well known in the industry, she is respected by clients and colleagues alike for her excellent project management and successful track record in designing for corporate, residential, educational, and healthcare facilities. She is a mentor within Lightcraft and is a part-time instructor and guest critic at Parsons The New School for Design, where her sustainable approach to projects has earned her a stellar reputation.

Brigid Hardiman awarded Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC) Scholarship by Susannah Gilbard


Lighting Designer Brigid Hardiman has been awarded the $25,000 merit-based scholarship from the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC). Brigid is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Interior Lighting Design at the New York School of Interior Design. The IESNYC awards the scholarship annually to a full-time graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting who is enrolled in an accredited college or university in New York State. Congratulations, Brigid! Read more here.

Introducing: Lightcraft Virtual Reality (VR) by Susannah Gilbard

Lightcraft is proud to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) lighting design services for both architectural lighting and daylight studies.

Explore: Daylight Studies

Daylight Studies allow for spaces to be designed for various natural light settings. With a better understanding of daylight penetration, the building orientation, envelope design, glazing and interior layouts can be addressed. Increased daylight lessens the need for artificial lighting, reducing proposed energy consumption and costs.

Healthcare Client

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Explore: Architectural Lighting

Clients and designers can experience a diverse range of lighting schemes, understanding lighting effects, scale and context of the space. With a three dimensional, visualized design, layouts can be optimized to meet user needs, eliminating the likelihood of costly change orders.

Corporate Client


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Colin Conroy, LC, MIES in the News! by Susannah Gilbard

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of NYC is honoring Colin Conroy during the month of November for his dedication to the industry. He is valued for his innovation, expertise, and for the time he has committed to the organization as Co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee. Read more about Colin's lighting design journey here. Congrats, Colin!