Birmingham Lights Receives International Award


LightRails, the 18th Street Birmingham Lights installation has been named a 2014 CODAawards winner. The light-art installation was one of ten international winners and was named best in the Transportation category. It is also featured on the cover of the awards digital magazine.

The CODAawards are the annual international awards program of CODAworx, the online platform that connects members of the creative community and showcases design projects featuring commissioned artwork. Celebrating the successful collaboration of design + art, the CODAawards celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space.

The jurors, luminaries in the field of art, architecture, media, and design, included:

  • David Rockefeller, Jr., Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art
  • David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator Emeritus of the Museum of Arts & Design
  • Hugh Hardy, Founding Partner, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture
  • Ali Tayar, Principal of “Parallel Design” in New York
  • Deborah Berke Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University
  • Nancy Nodler, leading hospitality designer with Gensler
  • Kevin Lippert, Publisher of Princeton Architectural Press
  • Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design magazine
  • Janet Koplos, Contributing Editor to Art in America magazine

The entire Birmingham Lights project was honored earlier this week at the Mainstreet Alabama Awards of Excellence. These awards recognized the most innovative downtown revitalization projects in our Main Street Alabama communities. The Community Foundation was honored as a Best Community Partner for its work with REVBirmingham to make all four light-art installations possible. Birmingham Lights and REVBirmingham were honored with the Award of Excellence in Planning & Public Spaces.

Birmingham Lights would not have been possible without our visionary Catalyst Fund Donors who believe in the power of philanthropy to drive positive change for our community.