20th May 2021: Florence Lam, Arup’s Global Lighting Design Leader has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) President’s Medal. Florence will be the first woman to win the prestigious award in its 11-year history.
The award, which is the highest accolade presented by the lighting professional body, recognises a significant and lifetime contribution to lighting. Florence, an internationally award-winning lighting designer, is recognised as an expert in daylight, visual perception, and urban lighting masterplanning, with over 15 international and national awards to her name.
The SLL is part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and is recognised worldwide as an authority on all aspects of light, lighting and its applications. The Society represents the interests of all those practising in the application of light and lighting as well as research and education.
Florence co-founded Arup’s lighting practice in 2000. Under her leadership, the lighting team grew from four members based in London, to a global practice of over 120 designers across twelve countries. The practice offers a broad spectrum of creative design and technical capabilities. In 2015, Florence was appointed an Arup Fellow by the Trustees Board in recognition of her talent, design, technical excellence and vision – not just at Arup – but across the global industry. Florence is also a Visiting Professor for Lighting Design and Engineering at the UCL Bartlett’s Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering.