A trio of MMM Group Limited (MMM) lighting projects walked away with Awards of Merit at this year’s Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Illumination Awards. These awards are given to those who have shown a praiseworthy contribution to lighting design. Here are the three MMM projects recognized:
Saint Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare – Guth (Interior Design) and the Energy Awards of Merit:
As part of the P3 redevelopment of Saint Joseph’s Hamilton Healthcare, MMM provided a high-quality, energy-efficient, economical, maintainable lighting and control solution harmonized with the architectural aesthetic of the building. The completed 800,000ft², 305-bed inpatient/outpatient mental health facility provides a stimulating atmosphere for patients, staff, and community.
Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower Main Lobby – Energy Award of Merit:
MMM played an integral role in the completion of the new 365,000 sq.ft. critical care tower at the Surrey Memorial Hospital, a P3 expansion project with a value of more than $500M. The design focused on energy efficiency and sustainability features, giving the lighting design team a challenge when dealing with an extremely tight budget and the goal to meet LEED Gold.
Expansion of the UBC (University of British Columbia) Bookstore – Guth (Interior Design) and Energy Awards of Merit:
MMM was the lighting design team for the new 440sq. m, 2-storey addition at the expanded UBC Bookstore and retail area. Providing a variety of lighting solutions that complied with the university’s design and maintenance guidelines, restricted energy consumption, and saved costs, MMM fulfilled the request of having sufficient lighting levels for the merchandise despite high ceilings.
These awards add to the growing number of client and industry kudos collected by our lighting team.
The IES comprises 8,000 members from all over the world, and includes lighting designers, architects, interior designers, government and utility personnel, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors, researchers, and educators. Members work with lighting in an assortment of capacities, sharing a common interest in lighting and the desire to promote the use of innovative and energy-efficient lighting technologies in all lighting applications.