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Red street lighting along Frederiksborgvej is designed to protect biodiversity.


Jørpelandsholmen in Norway wins the rare Build Back Better GREEN Award for its subtle and evocative exterior lighting scheme.

The Build Back Better Awards celebrate and reward projects, products and industry initiatives for their innovation, creativity, social value and environmental leadership. The Build Back Better Green award is offered to projects with a strong sustainability and environmental narrative.

We are very proud of this project and honored by this recognition. more

Light Bureau wins the Architectural lighting of the year 2021 award at this year’s Dezeen Awards

Yesterday, Light Bureau’s team in London was awarded the prestigious Dezeen Award for the lighting concept at Maggie’s centre in Leeds, with the following comment by the jury:

This project is beautifully done, and well-considered for the respective spaces. There is a play between the architecture, nature and lighting.


Light Bureau wins the Norwegian Lighting Design Award for the design at the DNB Coin Collection in the Open Class Category.

Last night Light Bureau’s team in Norway took home the Norwegian Lighting Design Award 2021 for the lighting concept at DNB Coin Collection, with the following statement by the jury:


As Light Bureau, part of AFRY, takes the next step to grow even further internationally, Paul Traynor takes over as the new Head of Light Bureau, as of 1 January.

Paul is the founder of UK-based Light Bureau which joined AFRY (then ÅF Lighting) in 2017, growing the team to about 100 lighting experts. The whole lighting design offer of AFRY later assumed the brand Light Bureau. more

Light Bureau joined with ÅF Lighting in 2017 and have since been acting as one company, counting over 110 dedicated specialists operating in five countries. Today, 25 November 2019, we launch a new common brand finally marking our merger with one name – Light Bureau. more

Paul Traynor recently spoke to Flos Studios about the current trends in lighting, the future of workspaces and the benefits LED light sources have brought the landscape of exterior lighting.

Flos Studios is a series of interviews with the most influential design studios and lighting designers.

Read the full interview here

Light Bureau are happy to announce that we now offer daylight design as part of our specialist service.

We have tailored artificial lighting to architecture for more than 20 years. With this new specialism we are able to help shape architecture in such a way that it performs better, not just for the environment, but for people. The way that we work is fully collaborative and I truly feel that this takes Light as Craft to the next level.

– Arve Olsen, Design Director


We are growing our London office and so we are looking for Junior Designers and Interns to join us.

At the core of our shared culture is the belief in Light as Craft, by which we mean a tailored approach to all of our projects and an investment in the time we take to create our designs.

Light Bureau became part of ÅF Lighting in 2017, making us part of a group of 100 skilled designers across Scandinavia and Europe working on cutting edge projects from under-sea restaurants, masterplans on islands in the arctic circle to Smart Cities more

Effective October 2017, Light Bureau became a part of ÅF Lighting, the highly acclaimed specialist business area of the ÅF Group.

Established by Paul Traynor in 1999, Light Bureau has gained an enviable reputation in the field of architectural lighting design. Almost two decades on, the practice is mature and still keen to develop, so the opportunity to join a global leader felt like a natural progression. ÅF’s motivation is to increase its international portfolio and in this respect, Light Bureau is ideally-placed with roughly half its work being non-domestic and half its work UK based. more