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 performance analysis. 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 Associate

Greg Parthemer

Senior Associate

Sara Nonaka

Associate

Brent Medsker

Technical Associate

Jackie Kingen

Senior Lighting Designer

Glenn Fujimura

Senior Lighting Designer

Alex Ridley

Senior Lighting Designer

Daren Vandeberg

Senior Lighting Designer

Shea Sterner

Senior Lighting Designer, Controls Specialist

John Cumiskey

Project Manager, Event Lighting Specialist

Sara Duffy

Project Manager

Tim Huth

Project Manager

Anna Winn

Lighting Designer

Christine Cornelius

Lighting Designer

Colin Johnstone

Lighting Designer

Erik Campbell

Project Manager

Molly Stowe

Lighting Designer

Jeff Mah

Lighting Designer

Lauren Wilcox

Lighting Designer

Mandy Cooper

Lighting Designer

Kenzie Pike

Lighting Designer

Haley Bendis

Lighting Designer