A Santa Monica College (SMC) student earned first place in the 2009 Saul M. Goldin Memorial Lighting Design Competition last month.
Jiyoung Bae, an interior architectural design student, defeated competitors from two- and four-year colleges throughout Southern California, including UCLA’s and USC’s architecture master’s programs.
“We are so proud of Jiyoung,” said SMC interior architectural design professor Denise Travis. “The competition is twice the challenge for Santa Monica College students because they are two-year design students competing against four-year university students, many from prestigious public and private institutions, the ‘giants’ in the industry of design, architecture and interior architecture.”
Competing students were required to design the lighting for a private residence that included a lighting plan, fixture schedule and design narrative, complying with California’s Energy Efficiency Standards for residential and non-residential buildings.
In addition to the award, the winner also receives $5,000 in prize money.
The contest is organized by the Los Angeles Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.