Harnessing the power of light

About our firm

Light is dynamic, ephemeral, mysterious, and beguiling.

Shaping and controlling light to provide positive, humanistic experiences in architecture has been at the core of our design practice since our founding in 2001. From simple daylit structures to highly integrated and interactive electric lighting and control systems, our designers employ design strategies and technologies that fit the unique requirements of each client. From concept to execution, our design process is highly collaborative, inherently sustainable, and more than a little fun.

Luma is a dedicated lighting-design practice within PAE. We have direct access to experts in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, technology design, and Building Analysis and Modeling (BAM). When more than lighting design is needed, we offer holistic, customizable, cross-discipline teams. This intimate collaboration of light, air, water, and information keeps us relevant and successful as we design some of the most sustainable buildings in the world. We cannot do it alone.

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Luma team

We make Luma shine

Zach Suchara

Director of Design, Principal

Jonathan Plumpton

Associate Principal

Brock Soderberg

Senior Lighting Designer

Gabrielle Serriere

Senior Lighting Designer

Greg Parthemer

Senior Associate, Lighting Designer

Sara Nonaka

Senior Lighting Designer

Scott Kuyper

Senior Lighting Designer

Alex Ridley

Lighting Designer

Arjan Khalsa

Lighting Designer

Brent Medsker

Lighting Designer

Christine Cornelius

Lighting Designer

Daren Vandeberg

Lighting Designer

Erik Campbell

Lighting Designer

Jackie Kingen

Lighting Designer

Jennifer Place

Lighting Designer

Ken Roepe

Lighting Designer

Michael Dant

Lighting Designer

Weisheng Zhong

Lighting Designer