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Live Celebrations Are Back This Award Season

Award season is in full effect for cinematic icons and for those of us in the business world looking to have a lasting impact on our communities. And there’s no greater honor for those of us at Lambent than watching our female founder be among award recipients this season. 

Julie Johnson Roberts was honored at the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 event this October among a number of other Boston-based innovators. The 40 Under event has been a heralded event for years and this was no exception. Kicking off the night, former honoree James Barger, Market President of KeyBank said “the career achievements of people in this room are impressive and your support of the Boston community is equally impressive.” We couldn’t agree more as we watched Roberts take the stage alongside the region’s most promising young leaders who have profoundly advanced the Boston community.

 The broader Lambent team is also bringing home awards—we’ve been called everything from on fire to the next Unicorn. We’re proud to be recognized by our community for the unparalleled platform we’re building, the impact we’re bringing to our customer’s building portfolios and to the experiences of students and employees thanks to improved space utilization. Here’s a wrap up of our honors this season. 

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Julie Johnson Roberts, Lambent Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, accepts her nomination at BBJ 40 Under 40 with Co-founder and CTO, Chris Lord, and CEO, Richard Scannell.


Boston Business Journal’s Fire Awards 2022 features remarkable Boston-based startups, companies, and individuals who have had remarkable years. The honorees are recognized for their significant contributions in the areas of raising capital, product development, customer acquisition, and expanding their footprint in Boston and the innovation ecosystem. We’re glad to be among this innovative crew and looking forward to joining them at the awards ceremony in November. 

VISION AWARDS FOR SMART BUILDINGS | FACILITIES.NET Vision Awards 2022 recognized products, systems, and technologies across 11 categories, Lambent taking home the win in the category for Smart Buildings. “Our panel of experts had to make very difficult decisions to crown the winners. It shows how many terrific products are available to help facilities professionals in their day to day,” said Dan Weltin, Editor-in-Chief, Facility Market. Lambent helps space planners stay ahead of the curve by giving them the information they need to improve space utilization.


Employees everywhere appreciate a workplace where the leadership is dedicated to its employees. BuiltIn Boston recognized Lambent among ​​Best Places to Work. Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, at BuiltIn said “These companies show a profound commitment to their people. That spirit defines a ‘best place to work,’ and, ultimately, it’s what this program is designed to reward.” At Lambent, our strong culture and committed leadership team are driving forces to improve the future of work and higher education. 


Lambent’s combination of innovation, performance, ease of use, functionality, value, and impact was chosen by the AI Breakthrough Awards as the Best AI-based Solution for Education. Lambent Spaces has been a proud supporter of institutions for Higher Education and is driven to help leaders and space planners to verify and measure utilization patterns while protecting student privacy and safety.


With support from the Boston startup community, Lambent was voted Most Likely to Be Boston’s Next Unicorn. “It’s especially gratifying to be recognized by our peers in the Boston tech community where there is such an abundance of talent,” said Richard Scannell, CEO of Lambent. The award celebrates the company most likely to succeed in the Boston Startup ecosystem. 

With all of its awards, recognition, and honors, Lambent is inspired to continue innovating. Lambent Spaces is a smart space planning platform enabling CRE and Higher Education leaders to meet the rapidly changing needs of the new employee and student experience.

To learn more about the software platform bringing actionable intelligence to space utilization, book a demo. 

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