The intent is to recognise a person/persons whose activities and efforts have been instrumental in helping bring the profession of Architectural Lighting Design to its current standing.
The first recipient of this award at PLDC 2007 in London was Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kramer. In 2009 the award was presented to William Lam, and Jonathan Speirs received the award in 2011.
At PLDC 2013, the Award for Lifetime achievement was given to Christopher Cuttle. Motoko Ishii was awarded the Lifetime Award in Rome in 2015, followed by Kaoru Mende, who received the acknowledgement in Paris in 2017.
There are no nominees for this Award category.
The winner of the Lifetime Award will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 26. October, 2019.