Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar Named Board Member of LIT Design Awards

Columbia, MD (January 9, 2019)—Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces their support of the 2018 LIT Design Awards. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar will participate as a Board Member of this year’s awards jury.

The second annual LIT Design Awards is a submissions-based lighting design competition where all entries are voted on by a grand jury panel composed of experienced and prominent academics, professionals, press members, entrepreneurs and key people from the lighting design industry around the world. Categories range from Ambient Lighting and Chandeliers to Entertainment Lighting and Projection/Theater Lighting.

“Although only in its second year, LIT is playing a very important part in the design industry, bringing recognition to international artists, designers and manufacturers in the niche world of lighting,” said President of the Farmani Group and Co-Founder of the LIT Design Awards Hossein Farmani. “We’re appreciative of the caliber of judges like Dr. Sarkar that will help continue to grow the respect of this award.”

With 25-plus years of experience developing CAD software and 18 years at Vectorworks, Sarkar has been the company’s CEO since 2016. As CEO, Sarkar continually seeks out technology innovations and evaluates the competitive landscape to ensure Vectorworks software remains a best-in-class CAD and BIM solution for designers in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on the LIT Design Awards jury and to review inspiring projects from the lighting industry’s finest,” said Sarkar. “It’s important for me to regularly examine innovative projects, so we continue to push ourselves on the software side to continually create products that support professionals in their endeavors.”

The award submission is free and the final deadline is January 31. Requirements for entry include:
• Image(s) of a lighting design
• Brief description of the design or implementation and applicant’s background
• Names of those who should be credited for the design or product
• Product Specification PDF (*optional)

To learn more about the award or to submit, visit litawards.com.

About the LIT Design Awards
The LIT Design Awards™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. We believe that lighting is an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design. LIT was envisioned to celebrate the creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and application.

LIT is open to submissions on a global level, accepting entries from lighting manufacturers, designers and practices from all around the world. Selected by our esteemed jury of designers and leaders in the lighting, interior design and architectural fields, the second annual winners will receive the LIT trophy, extensive publicity showcasing their designs and products to an international audience and more. 

About Vectorworks, Inc.
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we've been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

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