Florence Lam

Arup Fellow


Florence is an Arup Fellow and leads the firm’s global lighting design practice. She is a multi-award-winning lighting designer with over 15 international and national awards to her name, including Lighting Designer of the Year in 2013 and recipient of the Society of Light and Lighting 2020 President’s Medal.

Her particular expertise in daylight, visual perception and holistic lighting approach plays a key role in many of her projects, from museums to airports, and bridges to city precincts all over the world. Florence has a strong interest in visual light art as a lighting designer and has collaborated with a number of artists and architects on public realm projects including Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit in London and the World’s Largest Timepiece along Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.

Her projects of significance include the Acropolis in Athens, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal, Dongdaemun World Design Park in Seoul, and Tai Kwun Centre of Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong.

Florence is also a Visiting Professor of Lighting Design and Engineering at The Bartlett UCL Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering.