Established in 2000 with the vision of creating a fluid link between lighting and product design, LAPD create lit environments that inspire and enhance, drawing on the eclectic backgrounds of our exceptional team.
Our responsive and talented lighting designers, landscape architects, product designers and engineers collaborate seamlessly to infuse every project with a legacy of beauty and sustainability.
Working with retailers, architects, hoteliers, developers, galleries, manufacturers, interior designers and private homeowners, we meet and exceed their needs at every stage. We always strive to go beyond mere lighting schemes. We create environments and experiences, as well as products, that give people reason to dwell, to pause and to admire.
Environmental impact and sustainability have always been at the very forefront of what we do. We work closely with environmental consultants to ensure that we are not only meeting requirements, but creating evermore stringent standards. In this way, we are doing our part to safeguard the environment and its resources for future generations.
Kat joined LAPD late in 2014 and has worked tirelessly, bringing all of her creativity and past experiences to create incredible lit environments that wow clients and visitors alike.
Kat’s ability has placed her at the forefront of our Lighting Design wing, working on high profile projects such as Primark’s Toulouse flagship, new concepts for M&S, the redevelopment of BAFTA’s HQ and the truly stunning Berry Bros. & Rudd premises in St. James in London.
Her knowledge of light gives Kat a no-compromise approach to luminaire and light source quality. The resulting specifications are transformative, making every space exquisite and exciting.
Kat studied Industrial Design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle, and then gained her Masters in Architectural Lighting Design at the University of Applied Science and Technology, Wismar.
Outside of work, Kat loves the theatre and maintains an impressive array of home-grown food, including a range of teas. She also loves illustration and has written two children’s books.
Steve co-founded LAPD in 2000, following an already successful career with a leading lighting manufacturer and a string of prestigious projects to his name.
Key projects that Steve has led include the astonishing Turner Whistler Monet exhibition, the Waddesdon Bequest, Woolwich Squares public realm and the global revolution in Marks & Spencer’s lighting.
In each project, Steve brings a mixture of lighting design ability and product design knowledge to the table, giving clients access to LAPD’s unique link between the two disciplines.
Projects that have taken full advantage of this are the New Parliamentary Building in London, the Tower Environs Scheme at the Tower of London and Compton Verney in Warwickshire.
Steve studied Product Design at Central St. Martins.
Away from the studio, Steve is a keen cyclist and restorer of motorbikes.
Mike joined LAPD in 2005 as a Senior Designer, following over a decade of prior experience in the industry. Although his background is in landscape architecture, Mike has led a diverse selection of projects and is now joint lead on LAPD’s M&S account.
Following a proven track record as Senior Designer, Mike attained the role of Associate Director, taking the lead on all of LAPD’s Australian projects. From large retailers like K-Mart and Target, to smaller stores such as Cotton On and more recently Katie’s and Millers, Mike’s relationship with our Australian clients has gone from strength to strength.
Back in the UK, Mike’s focus is on Marks & Spencer. Overseeing their drive to lower energy and improve their stores, he works closely with their design and engineering departments to provide exciting and functional solutions.
Mike studied Landscape Architecture and achieved a Masters in Industrial Design at the University of Central England in Birmingham.
Whether working on large retail, touring exhibitions or public realm art installations, Mike brings the same level of focus and dedication to his work.
Away from work, Mike is an avid cyclist and pizza chef who also enjoys camping and music festivals.
Head Of Product Design
Josh joined LAPD in the summer of 2015 and propelled our Product Design wing forward, growing the department with his energetic and tenacious approach to business development whilst attracting a host of new clients.
Using ingenuity, creativity and a deep knowledge of materials and processes, Josh has created high performance, high quality products for leading lighting manufacturers. Proven in the marketplace, these products have flown off shelves and contributed to the lit environments of a great many eminent retailers.
Through his commitment to following a thorough design process, he is able to offer both technical innovation and focussed product aesthetics, suitable for varying scales of manufacture and assembly.
Josh studied Product Design Engineering at Brunel University, achieving First Class Honours.
His dedication to his craft places our Product Design wing in safe, yet creative hands.
Out of the studio, Josh is an adept guitarist with an ever-growing collection of instruments to fuel his obsession. Whenever he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, he is busy restoring his house.
Seonmi joined LAPD in June 2019, and has already proven to be a valuable asset to the lighting design wing.
Hard working and dedicated, she has brought her enthusiasm and attention to detail to several lighting design projects. Seonmi has an exceptionally good grasp of design techniques, in both two and three dimensional platforms, from CAD drawings and modelling to lighting calculations and rendering, and many more besides. If there is something she hasn’t yet learned, give her an hour and she’ll pick it up – Seonmi is currently boosting her skill-base by learning about BIM, using Revit.
Through her studies, Seonmi’s understanding of lighting has been broadened, increasing her awareness of the importance and impact of light on human emotion and spatial perception. This led to a final thesis dealing with lighting design through storytelling. Seonmi completed a Masters in Architectural Lighting Design at the University of Applied Science and Technology, Wismar, later working as a lighting designer in Hamburg.
Not one for leaving the studies at work, she’s learning to play the Ukulele in her spare time. Seonmi enjoys reading books and travelling, and also throws the Boomerang, although it doesn’t quite come back.
Joining LAPD in 2007, as a Senior Designer, Simon has progressed to Director, leading a wide range of architectural, retail and landscape projects.
Simon’s breadth of experience while at LAPD has encompassed high-end office towers, flagship retail stores, and the interior and exterior lighting of luxury apartment developments.
He has a particular passion for light, creating sleek and stimulating lighting design in response to each project’s character. This passion is clear to see on projects such as Schlumberger at 62 Buckingham Gate and The Monet Residence, as well as the creation of the 100W Challenge.
Simon studied Mechanical Engineering at UCL and earned an MA in Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art.
Every one of Simon’s projects demonstrates his ability to solve complex problems to create beautiful, intelligent solutions.
Outside work, Simon is a keen open water swimmer, golfer and cyclist, enjoying natural light whenever he can.
Glenn co-founded LAPD in 2000 and ever since has brought his energy, knowledge and expertise into every one of his projects.
Glenn’s experience is as diverse as it is in-depth, with major successes in every sector. His landmark projects include the Dukes Great British Restaurant, the stunning One Spinningfields and the continuous evolution of lighting for Next.
Striving to go above and beyond for each client, Glenn brings a fresh approach to lighting, blending his experiences to create bespoke solutions. His approach results in stunning lit environments, from the HP Mobile World Congress exhibition stand to award-winning work with the Arcadia Group.
Glenn studied Industrial Design at the Colchester Institute.
His product design background allows him to see beyond existing luminaire ranges and work seamlessly with our Product Design wing to propose unique outcomes.
Away from work, Glenn is a keen tennis player. When he isn’t sliding around clay courts, he enjoys vintage motorbikes and photography.
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Junior Product Designer
CJ is the newest member of the team, beginning his new role in the studio in November 2019. Both friendly and professional, he has easily integrated into the family.
Inspired by minimalism CJ is able to offer functional, high quality products and unique aesthetic forms.
At Sheffield Hallam University, CJ studied Product Design, gaining valuable skills in a wide range of media and computer design packages. He brings this wealth of knowledge to LAPD whilst it is still fresh in his mind, graduating only a short time after joining us.
Out of studio, CJ is an enthusiastic reader and an avid traveller. As a sponsored scooter rider, you’ll often find him doing flips at the Skatepark, or nursing a broken bone or two. CJ finds that a combination of these hobbies often leads to inspiration.
Brendan’s career at LAPD began in mid-2006 and he soon proved himself to be an indispensable part of the team, providing crucial support at every level.
His key responsibility is to keep our studio running, but his effort and ability go way beyond the day-to-day tasks. Brendan does all of our in-house luminaire testing and clients’ energy monitoring, as well as working to ensure that all of our hardware, software and company systems perform at their best.
His management experience was honed with high profile retailers prior to joining LAPD. He also leads our expert commissioning team, travelling the length and breadth of the country to ensure that our lit environments are comfortable and beautiful.
Brendan studied Applied Microbiology at the University of Hertfordshire, gaining a wealth of life and cultural experience during an extended placement in Japan.
Brendan’s work ethic and second-to-none energy give the rest of the team the capacity and space to focus fully on their projects.
In his spare time, Brendan has recently discovered a love for indie board games and has always been fanatical about sports, playing most racket sports, as well as snowboarding, climbing, golf and archery, to name but a few.
Henry’s career at LAPD began in 2007, when he came on board as a Design Visualiser, supporting our lighting designers with exceptional visual and rendering skills.
However, Henry quickly and easily progressed through the Lighting Design department, becoming one of LAPD’s Associate Directors. On the way, Henry has completed some of our most vivid projects, including new lighting concepts for Primark, the Brick Lane Minaret and Dukes GBR.
Henry leads his projects with assured confidence, combining a keen eye for detail with extensive knowledge of luminaires and lighting techniques. The end result is lighting finely tuned to architecture, occupancy and usage. This is most evident in projects such as the Loft restaurant and One Spinningfields.
Henry studied Industrial Product Design at Brunel University, where he achieved First Class Honours.
His highly effective brand of visual communication makes him invaluable to our client interactions and his list of completed projects is testament to his work ethic.
Outside work, Henry dabbles in many things but most enjoys climbing and Muay Thai and has an extensive collection of whiskey.
Susie joined LAPD in 2004, as our Office Administrator.
In her role, Susie manages the financial side of all of our projects and deals with most of our corporate service requirements.
Susie’s composure, and her dependable, logical approach ensure that our studio runs smoothly.
Susie studied Textile Design at the Central School of Art & Design.
Outside work Susie is an ardent gardener and also greatly enjoys walking.