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Judges 2018

Project Judges

John Bullock, Lux

John joined Lux as applications editor at the beginning of 2016. He founded Equation Lighting Design in 1986, working on all types of architecture, including heritage, museum, and retail projects.

In 1998 he moved to Dorset and established John Bullock Lighting Design, carving out a new reputation working on residential projects, mainly in the South West. He has written for the lighting press for many years and played an active role in producing lighting commentary on his own website and in social media.

Blair Collier, Principal Engineer

Electrical and design engineer with 11 years’ experience working on a variety of schemes involving designs for electrical, lighting, communications and building services.

Blair has the technical ability to design and assess electrical building services including lighting, small power, fire alarms and control systems I can also design and assess schemes for a wide range of applications including highways, car parks, residential roads, airports, tunnels, bridges, bus stations, tram stations, railway stations and road safety schemes and public realm projects.

He has worked on various aspects of many projects in the past and have a well-rounded technical knowledge from numerous disciplines.

Robert Goode, West Midlands Trains

A Facilities and engineering professional with a wide range of experience within facilities, engineering and project management.

A Chartered Engineer who has worked with in manufacturing, electrical distribution and transport sectors, in a variety of engineering based roles.

Ray Molony, Lux

An engineer by background, Ray Molony has written about lighting for over 20 years. He is the editor of Lux Review and the publisher of Lux magazine. He studied electrical and electronic engineering at Dublin City University and worked on various projects in the defence industry.

He’s the co-author of the acclaimed book, Light: Reinterpreting Architecture, which was published by Rotovision in 2001 and translated into numerous languages. His current obsession is reclaimed luminaires.

David Mudd, Business Development Director (IoT) BSI

David has been involved with LED Lighting since 2003. He has a solid engineering background having originally trained as an engineer with the BBC, then the RAF, and a total of 30 years’ industry experience. David has recently joined the BSI as their Business Development Director for Internet of Things, focussing on risk management, assurance, test and certification of internet-enabled products.

Prior to that he was at Lux-TSI where he provided consultancy for global market regulatory compliance, as well as test and certification services for technology products including lighting and electronics.

Theo Paradise-Hirst, BA – ChapmanBDSP

Theo has dedicated more than 20 years of his professional life on core design and energy innovation, as head of Llghting at ChapmanBDSP he has an emphasis for working on public buildings.  Theo is collaborating with some of the most talked about architects of our time.

Over the years, Theo has worked closely with the BRE and has made major contributions to industry R&D in innovation and has assisted with new codes and guidelines in energy and building design.

Gordon Routledge, Lux

Gordon Routledge is co-founder of Revo Media Partners – the publisher of Lux and Lux Review – and has over 17 years’ experience in the lighting industry.

In 2001 he founded Lumidrives, which he led until it was bought by Dialight in 2006. Gordon then went on to develop Dialight’s global lighting business unit.

A serial entrepreneur and innovator, Gordon is an inventor and co-inventor on 11 patents.

Victoria Sadler, Couch Perry Wilkes

Victoria has been working as a lighting designer for 6 years and now leads the lighting design processes alongside Neil Foster FSLL for Couch Perry Wilkes. Victoria is experienced in creative internal and external lighting design applications.

Typical projects include University Campus Master planning, sustainable lighting, energy reduction schemes and lighting control systems.

Laurie Socker, Ramboll

Laurie is lighting team leader for Ramboll. He is a lighting designer with extensive experience in exterior lighting projects for residential and industrial developments, as well as transportation projects for Highways and Port Authorities. Laurie provides technical advice to clients from scheme concept through planning and construction to provide innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly lighting installations.

Laurie is a member of the Society of Light and Lighting and Southern Region Representative organising technical meetings within the region and past Chairman of CIBSE Southern Region. Laurie is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Institution of Lighting Professionals, and Past Chairman of the London and South Eastern Region.

Sofia Tolia, Ringway Jacobs Ltd

Sofia is an Independent Lighting Consultant and a UCL PhD candidate, based in London and Athens. Inspired by her father’s family business in Commercial Lighting, from an early age she was intrigued by the world of Light & Lighting. Her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering allowed Sofia to gain a thorough understanding of engineering principles and develop significant environmental awareness.

Coupled with her MSc in Lighting this provided her with all the necessary knowledge that she required for a promising career as a Lighting Engineer. She has been heavily involved in the industry for the past 6 years starting as a Graduate Engineer in AECOM and developing to a Lighting Design Manager in Ringway Jacobs. Holding the title of the Young Lighter of the Year 2016 (awarded by Society of Light and Lighting) and the Chairmanship of Young Lighting Professionals (YLP), Sofia’s goal is to continue to effectively contribute to the lighting community both through her work and her social activities. Sofia’s ultimate vision is to motivate and enthuse Lighting Engineers towards an innovative, sustainable future.

Product Judges

Alan Tulla, Lux

Alan is Lux magazine’s technical editor and a well-known expert on LEDs and their practical applications. An independent lighting consultant, Alan conducts Lux’s monthly product reviews and writes the popular Design Clinic series, which presents different ways of lighting everyday spaces.

He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Light and Lighting.