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IES Member of the Month - AC Hickox

The IESNYC spotlights a member each month whose volunteerism, perspectives or personal story helps advance our goals, pique our curiosity, and whose contributions help the IESNYC become a more vibrant and diverse lighting community.

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Get a first look at the new Grand Central Terminal in NYC

An exclusive tour of the new Grand Central Terminal that’s been built 150 feet underground in New York City. With an $11 billion price tag, it’s the biggest expansion since 1910.


LaGuardia’s $4 Billion Revamped Terminal Is Finally Opening

The renewal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport got another boost this week when Delta Air Lines Inc. unveiled a $4 billion revamp of its terminal.



Have you seen the new lights along the North railing of the Walkway? Look up next time you are in the area, or join us for one of our Walkway at Night events to experience the Hudson Valley in a unique setting. 


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Names Ilva Dodaj
2021 Lighting Designer of the Year

Congratulations are in order to our very own Ilva Dodaj!


2021 ENR Best Project: Moynihan Train Hall

Moynihan Train Hall wins ENR Best Project for Airport/Transit, and Award of Merit, Sustainability


Domingo Gonzalez:
IES Member of the Month

We are pleased to introduce to our readers the IESNYC Member of the Month, chosen as part of a dedicated team of professionals that represent a cross-section of the lighting industry in New York City.


IESNYC Lumen Award-Winning Designers will Showcase Ten Projects During OHNY Weekend

This evening series showcases the work of Lumen Award-Winning Lighting Designers, in partnership with the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC).


Lumen Award-Winning Projects Use Lutron Solutions

It’s always exciting to see how Lutron products are making a difference in some of the world’s most prestigious locations. The New York City chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) recently recognized eight Lutron projects for its annual Lumen Awards. Read on for more information about each application and the Lutron solution that was used. 


Open House New York Weekend: Moynihan Train Hall At Night

From darkness into light, explore how this former postal facility that has been shrouded since WWII now invites the traveling public into its soaring great hall. Join Ilva Dodaj as she leads two OHNY tours of Moynihan Station on October 16th.


2021 IES Illumination Awards Unveiled

 Domingo Gonzalez Associates receives an IES Illumination Award of Merit for their work on the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.


IES NYC 2021 Lumen Award of Merit Winner - Domingo Gonzalez Associates

It is truly an honor to announce that Domingo Gonzalez Associates has received an IESNYC Lumen Award of Merit for our work on the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Train Hall in New York City!


Moynihan Train Hall Welcomes The World Back To

New York City

Catch Randy Reid's conversation with Domingo, AC and Ilva as they talk him through the design process for the new Moynihan Train Hall


Moynihan Train Hall Comments by Domingo Gonzalez

Interview with Domingo Gonzalez, principal of Domingo Gonzalez Associates Architectural Lighting Design.

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Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Tribute to Fallen Firefighter 

The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge honors fallen Firefighter Jared Lloyd.

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Design-Build Team Completes Modernization of 3 Brooklyn Subway Stations for the MTA

The three-station project was the first package in the MTA’s ground-breaking Design-Build approach to renovating subway stations.


Nine Architectural Lighting Designers Identify Innovations and Ideas for 2020 and Beyond

Studios across the country identify the advancements that are changing their practice—and the overall industry.

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Port Lands


One of Toronto’s biggest construction projects ever is happening in the Port Lands right now. Learn more about this $1.25-billion project. This is currently one of DGA's on-going projects, led by designer Mingyu Dong!

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The New Second Avenue Subway

The world's biggest subway system just got bigger.

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Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge with the Lights On

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LaGuardia's New $3.9 Billion Delta Terminal Opens

The Delta concourse, more than two years in the making, is the first phase of the airline's new $3.9 billion terminal at the airport.

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A Bi-Culture of Lighting and Architecture

Lighting designers Domingo Gonzalez and AC Hickox create environmental magic.


TIME Greatest Places 2019

TIME Magazine is recognizing Tulsa's Gathering Place as one of the world's greatest places to visit in 2019. The list named the most groundbreaking travel spots across the globe and the Gathering Place is included.

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LIRR Opens Upgraded Stations With Customer-Focused Improvements

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) officials announced the opening of two newly renovated railroad stations bringing customer-focused improvements to thousands of riders.


Four IALD Members Recognized with CLD Certification

IALD is pleased to share that four members of the association, AC Hickox, IALD, CLD; Claudia Paz, IALD, CLD; and Claudio Ramos, IALD, CLD, MIES; and Ashleigh Bretherton, Associate IALD, CLD, earned their Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) certification earlier this month.


The Lighting of Tappan Zee Bridge

DGA is proud to witness the first full lighting of the Tappan Zee Bridge (AKA New New York Bridge and now the Mario Cuomo Bridge) after five years’ effort.  We celebrate the achievement of our colleagues at HDR, Tappan Zee Constructors, Philips Color Kinetics and Welsbach.  While there’s more work to be done in terms of aiming and scene-setting we know the finished project in 2018 will be simply stunning.  Congratulations all around!


DGA and Tappan Zee Bridge

Five years of effort leads to stunning results at the West Bound main span at Tappan Zee Bridge – DGA is proud to work with HDR, TZC, PCK and Welsbach.


Our City Street Lighting - LED in NYC

The recent conversion of New York City street lights to light emitting diode(LED) luminaries
has raised concerns from residents who have been impacted by the change. The AMA in their report on Human and Environmental Effects of LEDs addresses the pros and cons.


Profile on Domingo Gonzalez and AC Hickox

Domingo Gonzalez and AC Hickox share leadership of New York City-based Domingo Gonzalez Associates (DGA), now in its 32nd year as lighting design consultants. Both principals are a study in contrasts, as is their firm.

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A New Look for Urban Utility Structures

Utility and public-works structures in cities traditionally have a pretty uniform reputation: They’re ugly. But a new generation of projects are being designed to weave infrastructure into cities’ social fabric, offering amenities and standing as works of public art.


One-on-One with Domingo Gonzalez

Interview with Domingo Gonzalez, principal of Domingo Gonzalez Associates Architectural Lighting Design


A New Era of Transit

Buoyed by socioeconomic trends and political will, transit projects are hatching across the U.S. – DGA has designed the lighting not only for Second Avenue Subway but also Springfield Union Station and Brightline (All Aboard Florida) as well.


2016 AL Design Awards: Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge

Entering Nashville, Tenn., across the Cumberland River, you traverse the city’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, a 1,660-foot, clear-span, through-arch structure that was completed in 2004 and serves as the city’s gateway for more than 17,000 drivers who cross it each day. 

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How the Salt Shed Happened

Why this piece of New York infrastructure ended up so gorgeous. And why something like it might not happen again.


New Rail Service Seeks Dramatic Lighting for Stations

A 50-foot, V-shaped piece of styrofoam in vacant lot in Fort Lauderdale served as the model Wednesday evening for designers testing a key element of the new Brightline train stations: lighting...


Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater

For more than 30 years a thermal energy plant sat just blocks from the heart of downtown Nashville, Tenn., on the Cumberland River, burning garbage. When the plant closed in 2004, city leaders wanted to give the 11-acre site a flashy new life..


2015 AL Design Awards: Dulles Metro Rail/Silver Line...

2014 saw completion of the new Silver Line; a 23.5 mile, $2.1 billion transit system extension connecting WMATA’s existing Metrorail to Dulles Airport and serving the fast-growing Dulles Corridor.


The 32nd Annual GE Edison Awards Recognizes Nine Projects

The 32nd Annual GE Edison Awards were presented May 4, 2015, at an evening awards program and reception at the American Museum of Natural History during Lightfair, which was held this year in New York City...


2015 AL Light & Architecture Design Awards Postscript

One of the more interesting themes that emerged in reviewing this year’s entries for the AL Light & Architecture Design Awards was the number of projects that were impacted by the 2008 recession and how the downturn interrupted design, development, and construction...

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