Last year, Chicago's Goettsch Partners was the winner of one of three corporate category awards from IALD, the International Association of Lighting Design for its 111 South Wacker. For this year's awards, Chicago firms had to settle for two special citations.
The first went to Julie Blankenheim and the Lighting Design Alliance for their work with Valerio DeWalt Train on the new Kresge Foundation Building in Troy, Michigan, cited for "Integration of Sustainable Lighting Design within an Architectural Structure."
The second went to Robert Shook and Schuler Shook for their work with Austin AECOM and Harboe Architects on their renovation and
restoration of the lighting in the Chicago Board of Trade Building's Lobby, honored for the use of "Modern Technology to Accurately Replicate Historic Lighting Design."