Philadelphia University architecture student Michael Penzel ’18 won first place and a $3,000 prize in the InnoLight Competition 2016.
With more than 70 entries from PhilaU, Aalto University in Finland and the University of Oregon, the competition showed a wide variety of innovative lighting solutions for large and scale projects. Architecture, industrial design and interior design students participated.
Fagerhult and iGuzzini sponsored the contest, which was organized by Julle Oksanen and Hannu Tikka of the Light and Space Academy. Oksanen and Tikka have held lighting design workshops at PhilaU for the last three years.