Lumen West 2023 - Celebrating 50 Years of The Illumination Awards
The 2023 Lumen West Awards were held at The Novo at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles on June 24, 2023. This year we celebrated 50 years of The Illumination Awards with a record-breaking number of awards!
Oculus is proud to have won two Awards of Merit for Interior Lighting Design, including Confidential Technology Company with ShubinDonaldson and CSULA Student Services Building where we collaborated with ZGF.
High light levels were needed for the lab spaces in the Confidential Tech Company’s project, and they had to be balanced with warm and inviting spaces in the hospitality areas. Oculus principal Scott Hatton says, “Cost was a concern, and so was glare, especially with high output fixtures in the maker spaces—working with our reps and manufacturers we were able to come to a solution that works with the modular lighting system.” Oculus would like to thank ShubinDonaldson for another great collaboration and Stefan Rohrberg of Light Build Design.
For CSULA, one of the goals was to create an outside presence with interior lighting. Linear LEDs integrated into mullions illuminate the exterior colonnade ceiling, and a regimented rhythm of linear pendants creates a consistent exterior appearance. “We used shielded and glowing optics to great effect in the project,” says Archit Jain, Oculus principal, “non-glowing optics are used within ceiling slots and louvers to focus your attention to the surfaces around, whereas dropped glowing lenses are used in corridors to light walls with minimum wattage.” The team would like to thank Stefan Rohrberg of Light Build Design, Joseph Yam of PLPSocal, Edgar Gutierrez and Taylor Jacobs of Luminii, Mark Terzano and Yan Wijaya of Lutron, Kathie Rentner, previously of SCI, and Performance Lighting.
These recognitions are not possible without the trust of our clients and the support of our manufacturers and reps. Every opportunity we get is a chance to create something remarkable. And the reason we get recognized by our peers is not because it’s our end goal, but because of our unique ability to collaborate with creative partners and clients.