Massey success at lighting awards

Stephenson & Turner’s Domenico De Vincentis, Corin Ronald and Massey lecturer Susan Mander

Two Massey students have won awards at the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ) Lighting Awards.

Current Master of construction student Gareth Arnold won the Excellence Award. An electrical engineer at Aurecon, Mr Arnold received the award with his colleague Rey Alvin Sidon, for their work with Kaiapoi High School, located 30 minutes north of Christchurch.

The team worked alongside Baldasso Cortese Noordanus Architects on the redevelopment of Kaiapoi High School. Part of the project involved providing lighting design to the main atrium space. The lighting design needed to be energy efficient, cost effective and respond to the Ministry of Education’s sustainable aspirations. The project involved lighting which was : energy efficiency, low maintenance, cost effective solution, high comfort levels and low glare, and daylight harvesting.

“This was an exciting project to be involved with and presented an exciting opportunity to provide an optimised design,” says Mr Arnold. “The final outcome for the school is a high-quality learning environment with minimal energy consumption required to operate.”

Gareth Arnold and Rey Alvin Sidon.

Student Lighting Design Award

Another Massey student, Corin Roland of Beca, was the winner of the Student Lighting Design Award for work on Te Kahui Auaha (New Zealand Institute of Creativity) on Dixon street in Wellington. He also received an award of commendation and an award of excellence with Laurie Cook of Beca, and Michael Melville and Sam Brown of Foster + Melville.