Thursday, May 23, 2024

IESLA bestows numerous awards upon Visual Terrain


Santa Clarita, California-based lighting design firm Visual Terrain, Inc., was recognized with multiple prestigious Lumen West Awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society, Los Angeles Section (IESLA), on Saturday, June 23.

The Los Angeles Section awards included five IESLA awards of merit and one IESLA award of excellence. Additionally, five projects received the next-level IES Illumination Awards of Merit, and will proceed to national judging:

Akin Gump Los Angeles – IESLA Award of Merit, IES Illumination Award of Merit

Battle For Texas: The Experience – IES Illumination Award of Merit

Jameson Distillery Bow St – Bar and Retail – IESLA Award of Merit, IES Illumination Award of Merit

Kenneth Hahn Visitor Center, Los Angeles – IESLA Award of Merit

NFL Hall of Fame – A Game for Life – IESLA Award of Merit, IES Illumination Award of Merit

Universal’s Volcano Bay – IESLA Award of Merit, IES Illumination Award of Merit

Jameson Distillery Bow St – Tasting and Tour – IESLA Award of Excellence

Visual Terrain CEO Lisa Passamonte Green said, “I’m so proud of our team! We are grateful to have been able to work on such iconic projects around the world. I’m especially thrilled for our Senior Lighting Designer, Kate Furst, for being recognized with an Award of Excellence for her lighting design for the Jameson Distillery Bow St. – Tasting and Tour in Dublin, Ireland.”

Founded in 1995, Visual Terrain is celebrating 23 years of lighting design for architecture, attractions and the arts. The company’s main office is located north of Los Angeles, in Santa Clarita, CA, with an additional office in Chicago, Illinois, as well as an international representative near Paris, France. For more information, visit Visual Terrain at

PHOTO: The Visual Terrain team poses with the six lighting design wards they received at the 2018 IES-LA Lumen West Awards at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Pictured (l-r): Nicole Eng, Jonathan Lebovic, Kate Furst, Swanee Konkin, Lisa Passamonte Green, David Green, Leigh Brown, Anthony Jannuzzi, Steven Young, Michael Ekema-Nardella. Photo by Erin Powell.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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