Sustainable strategies

Exterior lighting company Paviom has been chosen to support a two-year study into how cities can balance the need to create urban identity with a low-carbon economy.

The project is a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art and the Megaman Charity Trust Fund. The project aims to explore the psychology of lighting the public realm and the practicalities of place making while reducing energy use.


Speirs + Major wins massive mosque job

Speirs + Major has won a major lighting design contract working on a massive mosque and cultural centre in Tirana, the capital of Albania.
The practice – which is part of a team led by the centre’s designers, BIG architects – created the acclaimed lighting for the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi two years ago.

Alliance opens UK HQ

Alliance Lighting has opened an office in the UK directed by Mark DeVries from Alliance Lighting in the US and Douglas James of Whitegoods in London.