A former co-worker just IM'ed me to let me know that a project I worked on has received two Lumen Awards for exemplary lighting/daylighting design. I am pretty psyched, since to date these are my first two Lumens in my 15 year career in lighting.
Awards are stupid, until you win one. Yay!
Looking back, it's interesting because this was the project that finally got me to get over the learning curve of Radiance, as the tools I had been using were simply not up to the job of simulating the daylight and electric lighting in this complex space. This project forced me to learn Radiance, made me jump back to the Apple Macintosh world (because of OSX's superior UNIX environment), and, ultimately, those skills landed me my current job in beautiful Boulder, Colorado--and now, a couple of industry awards to boot.