PLDC traditionally concludes with a Gala Dinner. The evening comprises a seated dinner and the Awards Show during which the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Awards are presented to individuals, organisations and institutions to recognize their work, actions and achievements that have contributed to the advancement of Architectural Lighting Design. The evening ends with an unforgettable after-show party.
The winners of the PLDR 2009 Awards were:
Award for Best Partner in Industry: WE-EF/DE
Award for Education: Prof. Jan Ejhed/SE, PLDA for establishing the PhD course at KTH in Haninge, Stockholm/SE
Award for Best Daylighting Project: Bruder Klaus Kapelle/DE, Peter Zumthor/CH.
Award for Best New Project: Grand Mosque/AE, Speirs & Major, Edinburgh/UK
Award at Large: Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI)
Award for Lifetime Achievement: William Lam/US