Lighting

Working as part of a larger multi-discipline team or independently on project commissions, BuroHappold's lighting team has 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, our lighting specialism 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.

BuroHappold’s lighting team 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 opportunities. We 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

The team 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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Project

16/10/2013

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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Project

14/10/2013

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

Project

28/08/2013

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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Project

23/04/2012

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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Project

12/05/2011

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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Project

26/05/2011

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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Project

26/05/2011

This 2,400m2 building is devoid of perpendicular walls, making it a highly unusual yet stunning example of architectural origami. 

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Project

16/05/2011

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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One Angel Square

Project

04/05/2011

Part of the British high street since 1863, the Co-op is the UK’s largest mutual retailer with a turnover of over £13 billion. In 2009 the retailer commissioned a new 400,000 sq ft, 16 storey head office building in Manchester to...

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Project

19/04/2011

Developing a truly successful stadium design involves meeting a number of goals beyond simply creating a first class sporting arena. The list of additional demands for the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics...

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Discipline Director

Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips

Discipline Director

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Regional Leader

North America

Gabe Guilliams

Associate Principal

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