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.