Hyde Engineering has won two Awards of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society.

The first was for its work on the University of Alabama Fresh Food Dining facility in Tuscaloosa, AL. Liz Hyde, PE, LEED AP, was part of the design team that included John Wood, lighting designer from CMH Architects, and Mary Kathryn Holt, lighting designer from the University of Alabama Furnishings & Design Department.

The second award goes to Hannah Hyde for her work on the Birmingham School of Law in Birmingham, AL. This is Hannah’s second award for this project and the team led by Jay Pigford, AIA, of Architecture works and Golden Construction.

The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.

Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Lighting Control Innovation Award Sponsored by Lighting Controls Association, the Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design, the Outdoor Lighting Design Award sponsored by Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business, the Cutler Award for Residential Lighting Design and the Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.