In 2006 Durham Marenghi received an International Illumination Design Award of Excellence from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America for the interior speciality lighting of the Space Centre, Bremen – at that time the largest indoor theme park in Europe.
Durham and his lighting team were awarded a Royal Television Society Craft and Design Award for multi camera lighting and nominated for a BAFTA Television Craft Award for Entertainment Craft Team for the Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012.
Durham won Lighting Designer of the Year 2013 at the Total Production Awards.
Durham was awarded Best Global Lighting Design Specialist 2019 in the Lux Life Magazine Design Awards.
Durham is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Association of Lighting Designers, the Society of Television Lighting and Design, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Society of British Theatre Designers.
Durham is an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College.