Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition


2022 Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition

Hair and Makeup Salon
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Your clients are the new owners of an upscale hair and makeup salon. They are two industry veterans who have worked for others salons for years, but now this dynamic duo is finally opening their own salon. One owner is a hair stylist and colorist with an extensive resume. The other is a professional makeup artist for the LA Entertainment Industry, including up-and-coming celebrity clients. Combining their skills, they will offer a luxurious yet affordable salon that offers both makeup services and hair treatments - to be enjoyed while sipping champagne!

The location selected for the new salon is a single-story shop on a tree lined 3-lane street facing west in Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA with good foot traffic. The salon will service regular clients most days. But their business plan also includes the ability to rent out the entire salon and its services to groups celebrating or preparing for parties and special events like weddings or awards shows.

The style of the lighting should reflect the upscale environment. As hair stylist/colorists and makeup artists servicing a clientele with diverse skin and hair colors and textures, excellent visibility and color quality at the stylist stations is extremely important to the owners. They have requested special attention be devoted to considering how the clients will see themselves in the mirrors and how the stylists will see their clients faces
and hair. They have also requested the ability to have a more ‘fun’ lighting look when the whole salon is rented to groups. Lighting selections should keep energy efficiency and ease of maintenance in mind. This is an establishment where people go to look good; they should look great as they see the results of their appointments!

While the focus should remain on the salon floor, the back of house, office, and restroom spaces are still sometimes accessible by the salons’ clients. The back of house space will be used for shelving containing storage and supplies, but clients will see it on their way to the restrooms. The office will be used for administrative work and client consultations.

Lights in the salon should be controllable from the front check in desk with separate control for the restroom, office and back of house areas.

Some interiors finishes have been selected; they are indicated on the drawings. Nonspecified information has been left to your discretion.

All assumptions must be justified in the narrative. Major modifications to the architecture and interior design are not allowed.
Your scope of work is the lighting and control for the entire project.

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CONCEPTUAL VS. ADVANCED ENTRIES QUICK REFERENCE


Entries will be divided into two categories: Conceptual and Advanced.
Both categories are assigned the same challenge project.
Each category has its own set of entry requirements for the design presentation.

PRESENTATION CRITERIA FOR CONCEPTUAL ENTRIES

Each student must submit electronically in PDF Format:

  1. 11”x17” .PDF Format Lighting Concept Design Package
    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 on any page of the .PDF
    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. Design Narrative, a written description of your design inspiration and development, include the following: (Narrative text can be dispersed throughout your presentation.)
    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.
    5. An explanation of any proposed changes to the architecture or finishes shown on the provided plans. Please ensure all changes are motivated by lighting needs not your personal preferences. (example: adding a cove to conceal indirect lighting) Hint: Imagine you were presenting the design to your client in-person, what would you say to them? Include all of that information and description in the narrative. Use the narrative text to guide the judges though your design. Remember, the judges will only know what you tell them in the presentation.
  3. Visual Materials (conceptual level)
    1. Inspirational imagery supporting your creative vision.
    2. Graphic Plans showing Lighting Locations
    3. Graphic Reflected Ceiling Plans with Lighting Locations
  4. Lighting Fixture Imagery with Descriptions
    1. Include one Image of each Lighting Fixture Type
    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)
    3. Description of Purpose – what purpose does the light serve in the design (example: general wash light or accent spotlight for artwork)
  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 (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 to help describe your design and ideas may also include:
  1. Sections
  2. Elevations
  3. Scanned Hand sketches detailing lighting effect or details
  4. 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.

See the download section above for additional competition information and documentation.

Address all questions regarding the competition, presentation criteria, or design challenge to the IES LA Student Design Competition Committee at [email protected]

CONCEPTUAL JUDGE SCORE CARD

PRESENTATION CRITERIA FOR ADVANCED ENTRIES

Each student must submit electronically in PDF Format:

  1. 11”x17” PDF Format Lighting Design Package
    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 on any page of the PDF
    3. There is no limit on the quantity of pages. (Entries in the past have averaged around 12-18 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. Design Narrative, a written description of your design inspiration and development, include the following: (Narrative text can be dispersed throughout your presentation.)
    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. Light Sources (color rendition, dimming compatibility, etc.)
    5. Compliance (IES recommendations, standards, and codes)
    6. Lighting control scenes and presets with a description of how they are used.
    7. Notes on all Architectural assumptions or adjustments. Please explain any proposed changes to the architecture or finishes shown on the provided plans. Ensure all changes are motivated by lighting needs not your personal preferences. (example: added a cove to conceal indirect lighting)

      Please 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.

      Hint: Imagine you were presenting the design to your client in-person, what would you say to them? Include all of that information and description in the narrative. Use the narrative text to guide the judges though your design. Remember, the judges will only know what you tell them in the presentation.

  3. Drawings
    1. Plans & Reflected Ceiling Plans (Include Fixture Types & Symbols Key)
    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 your 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 – 2019 Compliance Observations – Just for design intent.
    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. Watts per square foot of the area
    5. Overall watts per square foot for the entire project
    6. Any other notes on how compliance will be achieved. (i.e. exemptions or alternate calculation methods)
    7. Comments on how Title 24 was taken into consideration in the development of your design. Title 24 – 2019 code documents can be found here: http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/
    8. Additional Title 24 information can be found here: https://cltc.ucdavis.edu/publication/nonresidential-lighting-electrical-power-distribution-guide-2019-building-energy
  9. Additional information to help describe your design and ideas 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.

See the download section above for additional competition information and documentation.

Address all questions regarding the competition, presentation criteria, or design challenge to the IESLA Student Design Competition Committee at [email protected]

ADVANCED JUDGE SCORE CARD

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR CONCEPTUAL & ADVANCED ENTRIES

Judging General

  1. Based upon compliance with the above criteria – submissions not in compliance shall be disqualified.
  2. See the above Judging Score Card 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.).
  3. The students receiving the highest scores from the panel of online judges will be selected as finalists.

Finalist Judging:

  1. Finalists will be notified by email or text message by Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. If a finalist does not confirm that he/she will be available to present his/her solution at the meeting on Thursday, June 2nd within 12 hours of notification, the next highest scoring project will take their place.
  2. In order to win, finalists must appear live online to do a verbal delivery of their presentation to a panel of judges on Thursday June 2nd, 2022. .
  3. Finalist verbal presentations consist of a 7-minute power-point presentation followed by a 3-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 Friday May 27th.
  5. Finalists will present their projects on Thursday June 2nd; 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) Each award winner will receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest to the Lumen West Awards Banquet.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Russell Cole was a second-generation owner of Cole Lighting (C. W. Cole & Company), one of the oldest lighting companies in the U.S. Cole Lighting became a well-known in the Los Angeles area and their luminaires have been installed on iconic projects such as The Mann’s Chinese Theater, Disneyland, and the Griffith Observatory. The company has been headquartered in Los Angeles since its inception. Russell Cole, the son of founder Clarence Cole, took over ownership of the company in 1952 and ran it until the mid 1980s. Russell continued to come into the office well into his 90s. Russell was an active member of the IES and always attended events with a friendly smile and was ready to chat with everyone. Because 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.

The Russell Cole Lighting Design Competition was established to encourage and recognize students in southern California who have shown a passion for light and its effect on architecture. These awards were 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.

Over the last 10 years the Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition has awarded more than $150,000 to more than 40 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 its 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 May 11th, 2022 - a link is available above.
  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. In order to win, finalists must appear live online to do a verbal delivery of their entry to a panel of judges on Thursday June 2nd, 2022.
  9. Awards shall be announced at the Lumen West banquet in June.
  10. Each award winner will be given a complimentary membership to the IES for the following year.
  11. 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 agencies.
  12. Awards will be mailed to address provided by to the students on their entry form.
  13. Quantities of finalists and distribution of prizes are not pre-determined and may be awarded at the competition committee and judges’ discretion to one or more students.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from any events.
  17. Questions regarding the competition should be sent to [email protected]

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to enter in this competition an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited program at an accredited educational institution.
  2. Be enrolled in an approved, accredited curricula of architecture (ACSA), interior design (CIDA), architectural engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering (ABET) or theater (NAST).
  3. Be a full time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing lighting studies in the above majors or a graduate student with a specific lighting project as part of an advanced degree program.
  4. Be graduate of a high school or currently attending a program in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Riverside.

If you feel that you or your educational institution should be eligible but does not meet the above criteria, please contact the scholarship committee at [email protected] – exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.