In honor of Luma’s 20th Anniversary this year, we asked three of Luma’s head lighting designers 20 questions.
The sixth annual Portland Winter Light Festival, designed to bring a spark of joy at a dark time, felt especially apt this year. Luma, a longtime contributor the festival, used the downtown construction block of the PAE Living Building as their installation site.
Luma’s designers recently envisioned the lighting design industry for 2030 in a whitepaper for the IES Visionary Challenge, imagining the dynamic technologies that will shape our future.
Luma is the proud recipient of an IES Award of Merit for the Kaiser Center Lobby design in Oakland, California.
Senior Lighting Designer, Sara Nonaka, talks career, how small opportunities can have a big impact, and how she gets past challenges in the creative process.
We all have a new perspective and reference point for what we want, do not want, and need in an office space. What you are experiencing over the past several months will leave a lasting psychological imprint and will influence your perception and expectations for your office environment, be it at home or in a corporate setting. I believe we have an opportunity that will not come again in our lifetime to create change in workplace architecture like we have at this very moment.
Lighting designer Christine Cornelius arrived at Luma's Seattle office in August 2018, after working for five years as an interior designer. So far, she’s enjoying the view.
We have activated our business continuity plan and our designers are well-versed in best practices for virtual collaboration and performance - telecommuting and "anywhere productivity" are an integrated part of Luma's culture and capabilities.
Luma carries on their tradition of participating in the Portland Winter Light Festival with an immersive dome that simulates the REM sleep cycle.
Luma claimed not one, not two, but three awards at this year’s prestigious 46th Annual IES Awards
What is circadian rhythm and why should I care?
Luma brightens a Silicon Valley office with a distinctly polished level of sophistication and class.
PAE & Luma's first annual Service Week.
In carrying on a four-year tradition, LUMA participated in the Portland Winter Lights Festival, teaming up with Walker Macy Landscape Architects.
Our talented team of lighting designers just got a little stronger.
The JUST Label isn't a certification program, but rather a transparency platform for organizations to disclose their operations, how they treat their employees, and where they make financial and community investments.
Jackie Kingen discusses the importance of using mock-ups as a design tool to make informed decisions on how light interacts with a particular space.
Promoted to Principal in Q2, Zach Suchara continues to advance Luma's mission in the built environment while coalescing the innovation between Luma and PAE.
Zachary Suchara will be partnering with Phillips to present a webinar on The Design of Integration. An industry thought leader, Zach will discuss the growing understanding of lighting as an integral aspect of design.
We are humbled by the amazing press surrounding the Portland Japanese Garden Expansion project by Kengo Kuma Architects, Hacker Architects and Walker Macy Landscape Architecture.
The Portland Winter Light Festival is taking place February 3-6 at OMSI, and throughout the city.
The lighting industry is incestuous, tumultuous, fickle and I love it. These are not inherently bad traits.
The human eye is amazing and incredibly dynamic. Because of the way the eye functions and the technical differences among light sources (i.e., incandescent, fluorescent, and LED), dimming the electric light around us is more complicated than it might seem.
Have you heard of the new Bullitt Center in Seattle?