Leela Shankar and Samuel Powers Win IESNYC Student Competition


Powers and Shanker (fourth and fifth from left) with other winners of the IESNYC Student Competition. Image: IESNYC

Leela Shankar and Samuel Powers won the Annual IESNYC Student Competition with their project, “12:04:23 – 12:04:50 AM.” The competition challenged students to apply their education, skills, and imagination in order to take an elusive concept and transform it into a three-dimensional illuminated visual experience. This year’s theme, “Temporal Illuminance,” asked students to interpret how light is interwoven with time and memory.¬†Both Shankar and Powers are dual degree students enrolled in the MFA Lighting Design and M.Architecture programs at SCE.