Hancher Auditorium wins IALD Award of Excellence

CBB is proud to announce that their lighting design for Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa has been honored with a 2017 IALD Award of Excellence. Francesca Bettridge, Michael Hennes and Nira Wattanachote, CBB design team leaders on the project, received the award at the 34th Annual IALD Awards Dinner in Philadelphia, PA.

One awards judge called the new performing arts center “a beautiful, elegant [lighting] solution for a theater design, seamlessly blending with the architecture.” Another judge further commended CBB’s lighting design, saying “Wonderful compositions, layers of light, commitment to concept, and energy savings.  This is a space that celebrates anticipation.”