Our world wide client base is the heart beat of our extensive experience. Using our diverse portfolio of projects as a sound board, we then set about building our project teams to specifically draw on in house knowledge regardless of a projects scale or budget. This approach ensures we all work together, exchanging and developing our individual experience for growth.
We offer masterplanning blueprints for city illumination and create public realm spaces that embed light for all. We deliver lighting solutions for interior and exterior architectural projects and through our understanding of light we aim to enhance and curate wonder. Our experience ranges from bridges and tunnels, residential, galleries, retail, commercial spaces through to places of historical significance.
Whatever the project, we always put our clients first. Listening to their needs and making sure that they are happy at each stage of a project is our priority.
It’s the secret to our success in answering each brief accurately, and probably why so many of our clients come back to us time after time.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.