MFA Lighting Design Director Craig Bernecker Earns LIT Lifetime Achievement Award

MFA Lighting Design Director Craig Bernecker Earns LIT Lifetime Achievement Award

The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created five years ago to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The LIT Awards was envisioned to celebrate creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications.

Since 2018, the Lifetime Achievement Awards has recognized Lighting Designers, Lighting Product Designers and other professionals in the Lighting Industry, whose contributions are inspirational. Every year, the LIT Awards receive nominations either directly or via the jury members, we are delighted to have two recipients this year.

Tony Lawrence, celebrating over 50 years at Concord Lighting is receiving the LIT Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to Lighting Product Design. While, Craig A. Bernecker, Professor of Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design and Founder of The Lighting Education Institute, is awarded the LIT Lifetime Achievement prize for his tremendous work in Lighting Education for more than four decades.

The Spotlight Prize has been introduced in 2020 to reward and put the “spotlight” on an organization, association, project, or initiative that carries out remarkable work for its community and has a major contribution to the Lighting Industry. The LIT Design Awards is thrilled to announce that LUCI Association is receiving the 2021 “Spotlight” prize. Created in 2002 at the initiative of the City of Lyon (France), LUCI is a non-profit organization bringing together over 70 member towns and cities worldwide that use light as a tool for social, cultural and economic development. It also includes over 50 associated members from the lighting industry, design agencies and research institutes.

Craig A. Bernecker
Professor of Lighting Design
Parsons School of Design

Craig A. Bernecker’s lighting career now spans nearly four decades and during that time he has had the opportunity to play a significant role in the development of two highly regarded lighting education programs, one at Penn State University and one at Parsons School of Design, The New School.

Craig’s contribution to Lighting Education is tremendous, as an Educational Facilitator for the LIGHTFAIR International, Professor of Lighting Design and Director ad Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York and Founder of The Lighting Education Institute as well as his involvement Professional Society such as the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Commission on Illumination (CIE).