Şebnem Gemalmaz is a Lighting Design Leader at Arup. Over recent years, she has worked as an associate and lighting designer with leading architectural studios on an array of national and international projects.

Şebnem studied urban planning, and holds an M.Sc.Urban Design from Yıldız Technical University-Istanbul and an M.Sc. Architectural Lighting Design KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.


Experienced in design from urban scale to product detail, Sebnem has a multi-dimensional comprehension of space. Her projects provide integrated design solutions, bringing together a range of specialists.


She has a keen interest in urban scale lighting work, specialised in developing lighting planning strategies for cities. Past work includes the development of two urban lighting projects for Stockholm, ahead of the city’s lighting masterplan in 2009.


Sebnem joined Arup’s Lighting Design team in 2013. She currently leads several lighting masterplan projects across a variety of scales and locations, and is a guest lecturer on lighting design.