Paula is the Head of Lighting Design at Buro Happold’s Berlin office.

She has a MA in Architectural Lighting Design and BArch in Architecture and Urbanism. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in architectural design, urban planning and lighting design. Paula has lived and worked in Brazil, Germany and the UK. She spent 10 years at Arup before joining us in 2019.

Her design approach shows a deep understanding of architectural principles and materiality and their interplay with light. Her strong relationship to daylight design together with her ability to design integrated electric lighting schemes makes her an all-round lighting designer who enjoys exploring the architecture of different styles.

Paula is part of Buro Happold’s Urban C:Lab, an internal thought leadership group, exploring new ways of designing the built environment and addressing urgent environmental issues.

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