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Do you already know the LAMP AWARDS 2015 Jury? We introduce them! ;)

It's official! We're very happy because we have the honour of announcing the names of the jury members:

  • Mark Major: Mark trained and practised as an architect prior to focusing on the unique relationship between light and architecture. He has worked on a wide range of award-winning lighting projects including the Millennium Dome, 30 St. Mary Axe, Beijing International Airport, the refurbishment of Royal Festival Hall and the re-lighting of the interior of St. Paul's Cathedral. He is a specialist in the field of urban lighting, was named as a key city advisor by Monocle in 2013, has acted as the Lighting Design Advisor to the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 and was created a Royal Designer for Industry in the same year. Mark is a corporate member of the RIBA, FRAIS, IALD and RDI. With an active interest in architectural and lighting education Mark has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, U.S. and Australia. He was the co-creator of an educational project ‘Made of Light - the Art of Light and Architecture'.
  • Kai Piippo: he started out in scenography and soon became aware of the potential of light in architecture. In 1991 he founded the Swedish lighting design company Ljusarkietktur AB - currently part of the ÅF Lighting group. Kai was awarded the Swedish Light Prize for the project In the trace of Giants, the IALD Awards of Excellence for Västra Erkisberg, amongst other awards. He was a lighting teacher at Gothenburg University, and he formed part of the lighting workshops in Alingsas which became a prominent city for lighting. He was on the PLDA committee from 2000 to 2004 and since 2009 he is on the Swedish Alvar Aalto Association Committee.
  • Douglas Leonard: executive director of DLLD, a Lighting Design company formed in 1997 and based in Santiago, Chile. The Founder and Deputy Chairman of the Chilean association DIA (Diseñadores de Iluminación Asociados) and a member of the steering committee of EILD, Encuentro Iberoamericano de Lighting Design. With more than 11 years' experience, Douglas Leonard has led 160 lighting projects in Chile and Peru. He used to work before in the interior design and organisational and cultural development sector.
  • Anne Bureau: Anne discovered the lighting design at the beginning of the 90s collaborating with Yann Kersalé during her studies in industrial design in Paris. She has worked for Roger Narboni and Georges Berne. In 1995 she opened her own lighting design office in Paris. In 2011, in association with Nicolas Marquette she creates the studio Wonderfulight, based in Bordeaux. Wonderfulight covers all the lighting design fields. Anne is a member of PLDA, ACE, ILA, and hold conferences at international level. Anne is part of the steering committee of EILD, Encuentro Iberoamericano de Lighting Design.
  • Emma Cogswell: Based in London, Emma has been a lighting designer for over 15 years working on projects both in the UK and in the Middle East. Her work in different countries has exposed her to the variations in perception to concept, design and completion in different cultures. Emma has also holds the position of Projects Manager for the IALD in Europe, this role allows her to communicate with Lighting Industry experts and promote the role of Lighting Design to the wider Architectural community. This position involves, producing lighting design events from educating students in universities with hands on workshops. To developing seminar programmes at trade shows such as Light+Building and the ARC show. Emma also sits on committees for the Society of Light and Lighting, The Institute of Lighting Professionals, Lighting Liaison Group and The CIE.
  • Anupama Kundoo: internationally recognised and award-winning. Her architecture practice, started in 1990, demonstrates a strong focus on material research and experimentation towards an architecture that has low environmental impact and is appropriate to the socio-economic context. She has had the experience of working, researching and teaching in a variety of cultural contexts across the world. Kundoo's work extends to urban design and planning projects, about which she has written extensively. Kundoo was born in India in 1967; she graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai in 1989, and received her PhD degree from the TU Berlin in 2008. In 2013 Kundoo received an honourable mention in the Arc Vision International Prize for Women in Architecture.
  • Juan Carlos Sancho: a professor of architectural projects at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, he conducts his professional activity in partnership with Sol Madridejos at the Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office based in Madrid. His works have been disclosed at both domestic and international level, and have been published in over two hundred books and publications, as well as having been exhibited, among others, at the Petit Palais in Paris, several Architecture Biennials in Venice, Qingpu and Buenos Aires, the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), RIBA in London, etc. He has been awarded over 30 international prizes and has administered classes, Master´s courses, conferences and lectures at numerous universities.
  • Ignasi Bonjoch: graduated in Interior Design from the Elisava Higher School of Design and Engineering and concluded a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the Winchester School of Arts in 2010. He founded Estudi Bonjoch in 1990 and began giving classes at Elisava as a professor of projects. He shares teaching with the design of stands, stores for fashion companies and expositions for the CCCB, the Catalonia History Museum, La Casa Encendida, etc. He is currently involved in the project for the Disseny Museum in the Disseny Hub Building in Barcelona.

We would like to thank the Jury for wishing to form part of this adventure. We are very happy to have at our disposal such top-level professionals and with their help we hope to do our bit to raise worldwide awareness about good lighting.

Lots of luck to all those taking part!

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