NDYLIGHT received a Commendation for the refurbishment of Princes Pier. Photo by Peter Glenane, courtesy of MPV.

NDYLIGHT enjoyed a very successful night at the annual Victorian Lighting Design Awards dinner last week picking up 4 out of the 9 lighting design awards presented, and also scoring one of the two awards in the new Daylighting category.

These yearly awards are hosted in each state by IES: The Lighting Society to honour the best examples of lighting design for that year.

The awards won by NDYLIGHT are:


  • Commendation for the new foyer at Casselden Place
  • Commendation for refurbishment of Princes Pier
  • Commendation for ‘Downpour’ light/art sculpture at 485 Latrobe Street


  • Commendation for the daylight design of the atrium at the new Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville

To cap off a stellar evening for NDYLIGHT, design director Steve Brown was made a Fellow of IES: The Lighting Society. He has been a member since 1991, sits on the Chapter Management Committee in Victoria,  and has recently joined the Board of the IES, carrying the portfolio of Lighting Education. He is also the Historian for the IES in Victoria and recently published the official history. In addition he is the National (Regional) Co-ordinator of the International Association of Lighting Designers in Australia.”It was completely unexpected,” Brown said. “I went to the awards dinner hoping for one or two awards and we came away with four, and then the peer respect by Fellowship as well. It was a big night.”