Parsons Lighting Design alumni excel Professional Lighting Design Conference international lighting student competition

2017 PLDC_Challenge Round IV finalists
2017 PLDC_Aditit Govil presentation
2017 PLDC_Jenny Werbell presentation
2017 PLDC_Marina Lodi presentation
2017 PLDC_Zhuofei Ren presentation
2017 PLDC_Parsons winner announced
Parsons lighting design program had the greatest participation of any University and Zhuofei Ren (MFALD ’15) was named the winner to the PLDC 2017 Challenge Competition.” The Challenge consists of four Rounds through which the best students will be selected. Five experienced designers from different parts of the world coached the students on content and presentation techniques prior to selecting a five for the opportunity to present their work at the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Paris, France in November 2017.  The competition has the aim of activating more students to learn from each other and from experienced professionals and, together with their schools, become a more accepted part of the lighting design community. Round II included 16 students representing lighting degree programs from around the world.  Parsons lighting design program had the greatest participation of any University and Zhuofei Ren (MFALD ’15) was named the winner.
21 Universities participating in the challenge (5% Parsons representation)
Round II (online review Fall 2016)
Total Round II participants  = 76 (15 from Parsons, 20% representation)
Round III (London, England – February 2017)
Total Round III participants = 18 (6 from Parsons, 33% representation)
Names of Parsons Round III participants:
     Aditi Govil
     Marina Lodi
     Thomas Mnich
     Zhuofei Ren
     Hee Jung Son
Total Round  winners = 6
Total Round IV participants = 6 (3 from Parsons, 50% representation)
Names of  Parsons Round IV participants:
     Aditi Govil – Topic: “A walk in a woman’s shoes: re-thinking lighting in urban nightscapes”
     Marina Lodi – Topic:The urban underground, a sequence adaptation
     Zhuofei Ren – Topic: Living in the colors of the colorblind