Lighting

Happold Lighting was established to provide a dedicated lighting design consultancy within Buro Happold. Working as part of larger multi-discipline teams or independently on project commissions, Happold Lighting have made valued contributions to many successful and award winning projects.

Employing a rich mix of lighting designers with backgrounds including lighting engineering, architecture, interior design, product design, daylight design and 3D modelling, Happold Lighting is able to offer an integrated service which can deliver the most effective, appropriate and creative lighting solutions.

Creative Design

Lighting is a key factor in dictating the appearance and functionality of a building and its surrounding landscape. As an integral part of architecture, it needs to satisfy the client’s aspiration and the designer’s vision, but also deliver the appropriate technical performance for the space.

Buro Happold’s specialist lighting team Happold Lighting provide a complete lighting design service, from concept to commissioning, in which creative thinking is balanced with a solid understanding of technical principles and analysis.

Design solutions need to work just as well in reality as they do on paper and acknowledge that the field of lighting design has become more complex. Changing regulations, new materials and technologies and more intricate building forms are just some of the challenges we address. By being involved from the outset, we can inform and influence the design to ensure it fulfils the projects lighting objectives.

Design statement

We explore our projects to identify their unique qualities; we consider the role of natural light, functional lighting and opportunitiesWe learn about our clients business and understand how their spaces should work. Through good design we ensure that we address the need for function, enjoyment, safety, energy use, special requirements, buildability and ease of maintenance, allowing the integrity of our design concepts to be retained and ensuring our clients’ aspirations are delivered. for enhancements.

Lighting Capabilities & Services

Happold Lighting incorporate the full range of design and engineering skills needed to create and develop lighting solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Our skills include:

  • Artificial Lighting Concepts & Design
  • Lighting Master-planning
  • Bespoke Luminaire Design
  • Natural and Artificial Lighting Computer Visualisation
  • Natural Lighting Strategies for Buildings
  • Solid Modelling & Analysis
  • Natural Lighting Louvre and Shading Control Solutions
  • Detail Lighting Design and Specification Production
  • Lighting Control System Design
  • Whole Life Costing and Energy Prediction and Commissioning

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14/11/2013

Ahead of its official opening by the Queen, The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester has been declared the most environmentally friendly new build in the world. One Angel Square has been awarded a score of 95.16%;...

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Newcastle University Students’ Union building has undergone a major refurbishment programme that significantly improved the Union’s service to its student members, providing better representation and participation at the heart of...

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Queen’s University Belfast has a long history of excellence in teaching, in research and in contributing to the educational, economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. The Library forms an integral part...

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One Angel Square, Manchester UK, the Co-op’s new head office achieved the highest interim score for a commercial office building under the BREEAM accreditation scheme, earning it the highly coveted status of BREEAM...

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Opened to the public in 2011, the Museum of Liverpool is one of the world’s leading city history museums and the largest newly created national museum in the UK for over a hundred years. Situated alongside the Three Graces in Liverpool’s historic waterfront setting, it will showcase Liverpool’s social history and popular culture while setting a global benchmark for other museums of its kind.

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Buro Happold worked as part of ‘Team Stadium’ an integrated design and construction team led by Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver the Stadium which, in legacy, will be a world-class athletics venue for the communities within London and beyond.

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2013 will be seen as a significant year for the City of Birmingham with the opening of Britain's biggest ever public library. Situated in the heart of the city adjacent to Centenary Square, the new complex will replace the...

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Happold Lighting’s INSIGHT exhibition, which showcases the team’s fantastic project work in a series of vivid presentations, is currently on show at 71 Newman Street, London. The te

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California Institute of Technology's Earle M. Jorgensen Laboraty took home three awards from the USGBC-LA Green Gala celebration last week. Buro Happold provided MEP engineering and sustainability services for the John Friedman...

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Delivering BREEAM outstanding One Angel Square was designed to a demanding target of BREEAM Outstanding and supporting the environmental strategy was a commitment to ensure the structure was truly carbon efficient. The...

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Following five years of planning, design and construction the new Library of Birmingham is due to open to the public. Appointed in 2008 Buro Happold has been a key member of the design team, that created this state of the art new...

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Last month, Los Angeles moved one step closer to realizing the first key piece of its Cleantech Corridor, a project championed by outgoing mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Like other cities around the country, Los Angeles is racing to...

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Buro Happold was part of a multidisciplinary team that celebrated the official opening of the new double LEED Platinum facility for GlaxoSmithKline at Philadelphia's Navy Yard with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April...

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Gabe Guilliams has been named one of Engineering News Record New York’s 20 under 40 for 2013. Each year ENR honors 20 individuals under 40 years of age who represent the Best of the Best in their construction and design...

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Buro Happold and Schmidt Hammer Lassen have won an international design competition for a new culture centre and library in Karlshamn, Sweden. The new state of the art cultural centre will include a range of facilities...

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Buro Happold is honored to have been involved in the recent renovation of the California Institute of Technology, Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory, designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects.

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The new Riverside Museum, Scotland’s Museum of Transport and Travel, is located on a dramatic site at the point where two rivers, the Clyde and the Kelvin meet, close to Glasgow Harbour. As well as providing a permanent home for collections not previously on public display, the new museum exhibits the contents of the old Glasgow Museum previously held at Kelvin Hall. Kelvin Hall was the second most visited attraction of its type in the UK, with half a million visitors a year, so the new Riverside Museum is well placed to become a world-class cultural destination.

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26/05/2011

Inspired by folklore, the Polish Pavilion has a striking façade that features a number of inclined surfaces designed to resemble folded paper, cut out in a folk art design. Reflecting the main theme of the Expo – ‘Better City,...

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Our client TAG (Techniques de Avante garde) Aviation aspires to create the most modern airports dedicated to business aviation in Europe while maintaining a sense of discretion and privacy. TAG Aviation established an...

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Discipline Director

Buro Happold Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips

Discipline Director


Regional Leader

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Gabe Guilliams

Associate Principal


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