News / Gamma Lighting Designer Part Of IALD Radiance Award Winning Team

University project wins top international lighting design award

Gamma’s senior lighting designer, David Battersby was recently thrilled to learn that a project for which he was an integral part of the design team during his time with ARUP has beaten off competition from around the world to win the 2020 IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the lighting industry’s top international accolade.

The scheme he helped to create has completely transformed the Concourse at Sheffield University from a dark uninviting transit area into a bright, colourful space where students are encouraged to gather and it highlights and celebrates the 1960s Brutalist architecture. 

The scheme also won the Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year award at the 2019 Lux Awards and the Exterior prize at the 2020 Surface Design Awards.