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The first blog on Lighting as a Service covered a basic overview of the subject and looked at the supporting factors around the idea’s increasing popularity in recent years. The second part will look at how lighting design might work with in the LaaS Framework. more

Arve Olsen, co-founder of Light Bureau’s Oslo office, is giving a talk at Stokkan Lys‘s showroom launch on 19th January. The talk will reveal some of the ways light and architecture can convey stories to an audience and to the people using a space. The event is free and will also feature a talk by Void, a computational design studio working at the intersection of physical and digital space.

Following on from the first ‘Twitterview’ with Joe Vose and Paul Traynor, iGuzzini, Gold sponsor of the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2015, sat down with Arve Olsen, co-founder of Light Bureau’s Scandinavia office, to discuss his PLDC talk, innovation in lighting and Light Bureau’s approach to design. more

Light Bureau principal Paul Traynor was recently interviewed on, one of our favourite podcasts, the Business of Architecture. The podcast features architects, designers and other consultants who discuss the many aspects of running and developing a design practice and share their experience and best tips with the listeners. more

We are always on the lookout for new talent to join our team. Our London office is currently looking for an intern/placement student that inhabit the following qualities and skill base: more

2015 is the year of Irish Design and as part of London Festival of Architecture, four highly regarded emerging Irish Practices is presented through New Horizon_architecture from Ireland. Light Bureau is proud to be collaborating with Hall McKnight architects on the Yellow Pavilion, which will be exhibited at Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross for the duration of the festival. more

Paul and Arve will be speaking and taking part in a round table discussion at the 2015 International Year of Light conference organized by Lyskultur in Oslo, Norway on 18. March.

The conference is dedicated to the Future of Light and takes place at the Center for Design and Architecture – DogA.

More information about the event can be found here.

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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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.

The latest addition to the Light Bureau team is Anna. After completing a BA degree in Illuminating Technology and Light Sources followed by a Masters in Architectural Lighting design, Anna decided that England was the right place for her. She worked as a Lighting Designer in London for a year before joining Light Bureau.


Anna tells us that one of the main reasons that she was keen to join the team at Light Bureau was because she had researched into previous projects which Light Bureau had completed and knew these were the sort of challenges that she was interested in. Anna’s high levels of creativity and her passion to achieve perfection is inevitably going to be very beneficial for the company.