Karen van Creveld
Architectural lighting designer, Karen van Creveld Lighting Design
Karen is an independent lighting designer with more than 20 years’ experience. She was born in South Africa and began her career as a Sculptor, (BA Honours Fine Arts & History of Art, University of Witwatersrand) before immigrating to the UK and specializing in Architectural Lighting Design, achieving her M.Sc. with Distinction in Lighting from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 1996. Throughout her career Karen has been responsible for a diverse range of both interior and exterior architectural lighting designs, including cathedrals, historical institutions, leisure and public amenity projects, urban redevelopment schemes, restaurants, exhibitions and luxury residential projects. Karen received the Lightmonger of the Year Award (1998) for her achievement of M.Sc. with Distinction and has had her academic research published in the International Journal of Lighting Research and Technology (2000). She contributes to specialist lighting publications, has presented papers at national and international lighting conferences and has sat on the judging committees for various UK Lighting Awards. She was selected as a group head for the internationally renowned PLDA lighting workshop in Alingsas (Sweden) in 2010 and has worked as a visiting lecturer on lighting for interior design courses. She is an elected Council member of the Society of Light and Lighting and contributes to the Membership and Education committee. She has recently been awarded the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Society (FSLL). Karen is currently undertaking further academic study as a PhD. candidate at the Bartlett, UCL, investigating the impact of light on non-image functioning with specific focus on daylight exposure in the working environment.