Light as Craft

WHO WE ARE

Light Bureau is an award-winning Lighting Design & Consulting studio.
Established in 1999, we specialise in Strategic Light Consulting, Project Design & Delivery and Product Development.

We work worldwide with architectural design partners and clients who value innovative application of lighting techniques & technology, design integrity and a collaborative working style.  Based in London & wholly independent, our international team draws from a range of disciplines enabling us to provide a diversity of light related solutions.

Our value lies in our ability to produce User-Centric Designs whilst meeting the manifold needs of all stakeholders.  At the core of our design approach is what we call Resourceful Creativity.  This, in conjunction with execution excellence, is how we produce Light as Craft™.

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WHAT WE DO

Strategic Consulting

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of Light, we enable Organisations & Communities to meet strategic objectives.  Services include Urban Master-Planning, Multi-Site Lighting Strategy Formulation and Brand Identity Underpinning.

Project Design & Delivery

Our scope of expertise ranges from strategic Concept Development through to Detailed Design & Project Delivery. Contexts range from Public Realm to Residential.

Product Development

Working with carefully selected manufacturing partners, we design & develop both Bespoke Project Solutions and Innovative New Products.  We combine insightful knowledge of user and client requirements with an independent take on the value of existing & future technologies.

SELECTED PROJECTS

For more examples of our work, please download our Practice Profile

Regent Hotel, Porto Montenegro Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Manchester Gateway Manchester, UK
Cardiff Bay Cardiff, UK
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Cornhill Regeneration Ipswich, UK
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Merano Residences London, UK
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Aldgate Public Realm London, UK
Tower 42 London, UK
Diageo London, UK
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Royal Academy of the Arts London, UK
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Prince Sattam Park Saudi Arabia
IN PROGRESS
Makkah Saudi Arabia
KPMG London, UK

CONTACT

Light Bureau Limited
7F Hewlett House
Havelock Terrace
London SW8 4AS
Phone +44 (0) 20 7498 6111
Fax +44 (0) 20 7498 6408
mail@lightbureau.com

RECRUITMENT

Light Bureau is always interested to hear from exceptional designers looking to join our team. We have a diverse international portfolio and we welcome outstanding individuals at all levels. We have frequent internship opportunities. 

If our work appeals to you and you are ready for a fresh challenge in a stimulating and positive environment, please contact our operations manager at the following address: operations@lightbureau.com

NEWS

Light Bureau Project in Mondo Arc

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Our Recently completed project No.1 Hardman Street, part of the Spinningfields development in Manchester City Centre is featured on Mondo Arc’s Website. “The architecture is unapologetically contemporary and the scale of the building is quite small in comparison to neighbouring structures, which enclose and look on to it. On this basis, it was felt that the lighting response should be playful and enhance the permeable building screen. Light Bureau investigated options but, as often happens, the first intuitive response was the one it adopted. The circular perforations in an otherwise simple rectilinear box are what defines the building and so they sought to express those. The holes would be visible from all directions and Light Bureau felt that the depth of the façade panels would be enough to capture highlights lit strongly from an acute angle. The base of the façade screen was a natural point at which to locate the light sources and the internal face allowed uninterrupted grazing to the whole height.” The full article can be read here

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Professional Lighting Summit 2014

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The ILP’s Professional Lighting Summit is taking place in Solihull the 24th and 25th of September. Paul Traynor has been invited to speak on the second day of the conference, his paper is titled ‘Strategies for Public Realm Lighting’.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else”
L. J. Peter

The paper will discuss the many factors that are to be considered when developing a strategy and expand on our approach through the use of case-studies. The case studies will range from our work with the Royal Academy in London to the lighting masterplan for Porto Montenegro.

Visit the official ILP Professional Lighting Summit 2014 website for more information.