Lighting Planners Associates (LPA) is an organisation of lighting specialists established in 1990 led by Kaoru Mende. The goal of LPA is to design and build outstanding lighting environments that enrich our architectural and lighting culture. Today, LPA has a total of 60 unique lighting specialists at its offices in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. While the majority of LPA projects are in the area of architectural lighting design, its many outstanding design accomplishments have reached to residential, hotel, office, commercial, public space, and landscape lighting as well as full-scale urban lighting projects. LPA is regarded as a leading lighting consultancy in the world.
The most important aspect of lighting design is learning from natural light. Through the designing for superior lighting environments, LPA strives to create comfortable, yet inspiring environments of daily life.
Lighting Planners Associates
Lighting Planners Associates Inc.
5-28-10, Jingumae, Shibuya - ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0001
Tel : ( 81 ) 3 5469 1022
Fax : ( 81 ) 3 5469 1023
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Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte. Ltd.
51B Neil Road, Singapore 088829
Tel : ( 65 ) 6734 3086
Fax : ( 65 ) 6734 2786
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Hong Kong Office
Lighting Planners Associates (HK) Ltd.
Unit G, 9/F Tung Kin Factory Building, 196-202 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, Hong Kong
Tel : ( 852 ) 2578 9007
Fax : ( 852 ) 2578 9116
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- 1. Planning and Design
For a successful and elaborate lighting scheme, LPA recommends being commissioned for all the phases in every project. These phases include a wide range of services classified in the following order:
1.1 Concept Design
1.2 Schematic Design
1.3 Design Development
1.4 Tender and Award
1.5 Construction Supervision
1.6 Final Commissioning
Such detailed services are used in a wide range of projects in:
1. Architecture and Interiors
Office Complexes, Museums, Theaters and Auditoriums, Retail and Commercial Facilities, Hospitality Buildings, Residential Buildings, Healthcare, Transportation Facilities, Sports Facilities, Civic and Institutional Buildings, Educational and Religious Buildings
2. Exterior and Urban Environment Planning
Lighting Masterplan for cities, Landscape Areas, Gardens, Parks, Bridges and Monuments
3. Temporary Facilities Events, Exhibitions
- 2. Consulting
For projects in which detailed phase-wise involvement is not required, LPA offers consultancy services within which we contribute to the overall improvement in the visual environment. Such consultancy services are generally of the nature of limited time-based involvement in the following areas:
1. Consultation to Corporate firms on effective and efficient usage of their illuminated environments
2. Consultation to City Authorities and likewise organizations on procedures of evaluation and guidelines for the lighting aspect within Urban, Environmental and Architectural projects
3. Research and Analysis of existing illuminated environments
- 3. Research and Development
LPA engages extensively in lighting product development, concept planning and applications design. We are also involved in collaborative development with industry manufacturers on product and systems design.
LPA has intellectual assets to research the effects of light and applies them to the following:
1. Design and development of new lighting fixtures
2. Research and development of lighting design concepts for innovative projects
3. Research and development of new lighting details, methods
4. Investigative studies for the lighting industry dealing with effects of light on human behavior and cityscapes
- 4. Education and Cultural Awareness
LPA is constantly involved in lighting design education and tries to boost the prestige of lighting culture on a regional as well as global scale. The approach is to create an awareness of the benefits of good lighting and encourage good lighting practices across all demographics. LPA has experience in the following areas:
1. Exhibitions, lectures, symposiums and seminars on subjects of lighting
2. Essays, Articles, Columns and Interviews for Publications
3. Media Appearances (television, radio etc) as Guest Speakers to promote lighting awareness
Phase 1: Concept Design <To Conceptualise a Scheme>
We like to be involved in projects right from the early stages (Concept Design Phase + Schematic Design Phase) to fully consider what the concept and theme should be for the lighting design. We use this phase to properly understand the architectural intent and strategy, and then based on the lighting requirements, are able to prepare a lighting design concept.
1. Attendance in development and architectural project orientation
2. Survey of the lighting environment surrounding the project site
3. Review of reference images and/or study of possibly helpful lighting
environments as case studies
4. Brainstorming and concept design workshops
5. Further study through lighting concept drawings and scale models
6. Development of a lighting master plan and/or strategy
7. Presentation of the lighting concept design
Phase 2: Schematic Design <Designing of a Basic Lighting Scheme>
Based on the approved lighting concept, during this phase we present the necessary lighting effects and techniques for a project. Generally, there is always more than one possible lighting method, and we like to consider as many options as possible without limiting our freedom of thought and targeting the given conditions of a project. Also, approximate cost estimates are analysed through feasibility studies.
1. Study and analysis of various lighting methods
2. Study through the use of models with lighting effects and/or simulations
3. Development of CG simulations and/or CG renderings
4. Schematic lighting fixtures layout and schedules
5. Schematic lighting control systems if considered necessary for the project
6. General outline of lighting control systems and operation schedules
7. General calculation of designed illuminance levels if necessary
8. Calculation of approximate cost estimates
Phase 3: Design Development <Designing of Lighting Details>
During this phase, we target feasible options from our initial design framework for finalisation. After many consultations with the Client, architects, and other consultants on the project, we analyse our design in greater detail to prepare documentation for approval. LPA lays emphasis on the overall cost of the lighting proposal and maintenance-friendly design during this phase.
1. Detailed analysis of lighting effects through mock ups
2. Finalisation of lighting fixtures layout and performance specifications
3. Design of custom-made light fixtures
4. Analysis of mounting details and coordination with architectural details
5. Operation schedules
6. Cost estimates
7. Design revisions due to budget adjustments
Phase 4: Tender <From Preparation of Documents to Award>
During this stage, we will recommend to the Client, suitable contractors and/or suppliers/manufacturers who may be invited to submit tenders for the lighting works and supply contract, and assist the Client and other appropriate professional consultants where necessary in short-listing of tenderers. Drawings, Specifications, Schedules and Details that are necessary for the sake of complete comprehension of our design intention and strategy are given to the tenderers. We also assist the Client in evaluating the tender returns and the acceptability of the prices quoted. Interviews and sample tests are also part and parcel of this stage.
1. Preparation of tender documents
2. Clarification of any doubts, queries raised by the tenderer or vice versa
3. Evaluation of tender returns
4. Interviews of the tenderers along with the Client and other consultants
5. Analysing acceptability of tender offer including cost
Phase 5: Site Supervision <Supervising the Lighting Installation>
Lighting design can only be complete at the construction site. Many times, drawings alone cannot correctly communicate our design intent and to clarify our ideas to the builders on-site, we hold a special lighting design briefing. We also anticipate the process and flow of each construction site to confirm lighting effects through mock up experiments on-site or to adjust for other design changes. Focusing and coordination of operation scene changes are important steps just before the final commissioning.
1. Explanation of lighting design intent and key points to builders
2. Participation in on-site meetings
3. Response to design changes and design revisions
4. Checks and coordination of architectural shop drawings with the lighting scheme
5. Checks and approval of light fixture shop drawings
6. Supervision of custom-made fixtures
7. On-site supervision of lighting mock ups
8. Inspection of status of construction
9. Final lighting adjustments, focusing, and supervision of lighting control system
Phase 6: Site Commissioning <Completing the Project>
During this stage, we conduct the final setting up of the lighting scenes to our satisfaction and to match the design intention. A maintenance schedule is prepared and handed over to the Client for future reference. The Client and consultants are usually invited to the site to see for themselves the lighting effect and feedback is taken. Minor tweaking to the lighting effect may be made during this stage. Any defects noticed are notified to the relevant parties for immediate rectification within the Defects Liability Period. A certificate of completion is also handed over to the Client from us.
1. Site visits to supervise the final scene setting and light effects
2. Engaging the Client and other consultants in site walk through to show the final effect
3. Assessing any damages or defects requiring rectification
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Born in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2005, Angkana graduated from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. After 7 years of working experience as a lighting designer in Bangkok, she joined LPA Singapore office in 2012.
Notable projects include 8 Ardmore, CHIJMES, Leedon Residence, 185 Commercial Tower, Wadala Development, Worli Mumbai, Marriot Edition at Sanya, Exhibition Lighting for National Gallery Singapore, Gaysorn Quarter Bangkok, Concourse, CPEX, Narathiwas at Bangkok.
Born in Kanagawa Pref., Atsushi Itakura received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design from Tokai University, Kanagawa Pref., Japan. After graduation he worked at TL Yamagiwa Laboratory and then joined to COOPER Lighting/ Lumiere in California , U.S.A. as a product designer. After that, he joined the LPA-Singapore office in 2003, and then moved to LPA-Tokyo office in 2006, and juggling numerous lighting design projects in the Asian region.
Since 2012, he moved to Hong Kong and working for LPA Hong Kong office as representative. Notable projects include: Changi Airport Terminal 2 Upgrading, New National Library Bldg., Supreme Court of Singapore, The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, Sheraton Seoul D-cube City Hotel, Shanghai IFC and Hong Kong ICC. He is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Chika Makabe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Keio University, Tokyo, and both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She has been with LPA since 1999 and has experiences in designing commercial facilities, hotels, office buildings, housing complexes, and landscaping in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.
Notable projects include W Hongkong, W Seoul Walkerhill, I'Park Tower, Shiodome City Center, The Teneriffe, The Equatorial.
She is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Nagano Prefecture, Emiko Nagata received an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Seattle, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Art, both in the USA. After graduation she worked at J.Miller & Associates Ltd, Seattle and joined NBBJ, Seattle later on before joining LPA in 2003.
Notable projects include Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum, The Tokyo Club, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Taj President Mumbai, The National Museum of Singapore, ION Orchad, OMOTESANDO akarium2006, Hilton Nagoya Skychapel 105, Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
She is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Born in Fukuoka, Genki Watanabe graduated from The Central Academy Of Drama in Beijing, Department of Stage Art. Genki joined LPA in 2010 and relocated to the Hong Kong office in 2013. He is handling several important projects in China as coordinating designer with the client and project team directly.
Notable projects include: Park Hyatt Busan ,Wardolf Astoria Beijing, Shimizu Dream Plaza, Guangzhou Liede Mall, Guangzhou International Metropolitant Plaza, and Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre (East Tower).
Hiroshima-raised, Haruka Sakoda graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture and Design and later, also received a Master Degree in Architectural Design. Haruka joined LPA in 2010 and relocated to the Hong Kong office in 2012. She knows the importance to observe and to experience the light in the process of lighting design. So, she have carefully effect.
Notable projects include: Fujimi The Tower, Event lighting for Sanlitun Village North, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Ballroom Renovation, Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, ICC Hong Kong and The Manhattan.
Born in Saitama Prefecture, Junko Nagatomo graduated from the Seitoku University Junior College Domestic Sciences Dept. with an emphasis in apparel. Nagatomo is head of project budgeting, finances, and contract agreements with an accuracy and readiness to support an efficient design business.
Kaoru Mende was born in Tokyo in 1950, earned a bachelors and masters degree from Tokyo University of Art in the field of industrial and environmental design. In 1990, he founded Lighting Planners Associates Inc. The scope of his design and planning activities ranges widely from residential and architectural to urban and environmental lighting design. Mende is also the acting chief of the “Lighting Detectives”, a citizens’ group that specializes in the study of the culture of lighting.
Mende has been involved in such superb projects as Tokyo International Forum, JR Kyoto Station, Sendai Mediatheque, Roppongi Hills, Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, Kyoto State Guest House, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore City Center Lighting Master Plan, Alila Villas Uluwatu, Gardens by the Bay, Tokyo Station, Aman Tokyo, and Gifu Media Cosmos.
Awards Mende has received include the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) Award of Distinction, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Radiance Award, Japan Culture Design Award, Mainichi Design Award, President’s Design Award in Singapore and others. Mende is a visiting professor at Musashino Art University and a part-time lecturer Tokyo University of Art. Mende is a member of the following associations, Architectural Institute of Japan (IAIJ), Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Japan Design Committee (JDC).
Books Mende has authored include, “Transnational Lighting Detectives” (Kajima Publishing), “LIGHTING DESIGN for Urban Environments and Architecture” (Rikuyosya), “Designing with Shadow” (Rikuyosya), “The Light Seminar” (Kajima Publishing), “A Manner in Architectural Lighting Design” (TOTO Publishing), “LPA 1990-2015, Tide of Architectural Lighting Design” (Rikuyosha), and many other.
Born in Tokyo, Kentaro Tanaka received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Scenography and Display Design from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. He began his career at LPA in 1995 and his works are vary from commercial facilities, hotels, office buildings, housing complexes, and landscaping in Japan, Seoul, Singapore, and Thailand.
Notable projects include Tokyo Takarazuka Building, Kaikyokan, Moerenuma Park Glass Pyramid HIDAMARI, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, The Chedi Chiang Mai, W Seoul Walkerhill, Midland Square, St. Regis OSAKA, Kanagawa Art Theatre / Yokohama Broadcasting Station, Intercontinental OSAKA, Ootemachi Tower, Aman New Delhi.
He is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Osaka, Kyoko received Bachelor of Arts Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts in London、UK. After graduation she experienced shop design, production design and supervision in various companies and she worked as Designer in Interior Design Firms based in Singapore for 7 years before joining LPA in 2011. She has great reputation of scrupulous design, and the earnest work manner during construction supervision.
Notable project include Capitol Singapore, TADAWUL, Aman Tokyo, Aman Nemu, China World Trade Centre Phase III, WOODVILLE AZABU.
Born in Tokyo, Mari Kubota received a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Architecture from Tokyo Metropolitan University. She began her career at LPA in 1994 and her works vary from commercial facilities, governmental facilities, office buildings, housing complexes, and landscaping in Japan and Singapore.
Notable projects include Oasis 21, Kani Public Art Center, Shiodome Dentsu Head Office, Hiroshima City Naka Incineration Plant, Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Nicolas G Hayek Center, Gardens by the Bay, Bay South, Restoration of The Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, Sengukan Museum, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On The Bund.
She is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Yokohama, Mayumi Banno studied in Fullton-Montgomery Community College in New York. She worked as a Lighting Designer for 2.5 years in Tokyo before joining LPA in 2011 and relocated to Singapore office in 2015. She has been involved in mixed-use developments, commercials, offices, and residential projects.
Notable projects include Otemachi Tower, Chengdu Daci Taikoo Li, Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Event lighting, Guangzhou East Tower, and China World Trade Centre Phase III.
Born in Fukui Prefecture, Mikine Yamamoto graduated from the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture at Meijo University. After working at an architectural office, he joined LPA in July 2005.
Notable projects include: Singapore City Centre Lighting Master Plan, POTALA PALACE, Peranakan Museum, Shanghai International Finance Centre, Lighting up our City Centre Exhibition, Hamarikyu Intercity, Aman Tokyo and Minnanomori Gifu Media Cosmos.
He also researches daylight in lighting design, CG simulations and animation applications for interoffice use.
He is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Hiroshima, Misa Fujii graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design, Depertment of Environmental Design and later, received a Master of Architecture, Major of Environmental Psychology from Kyushu University. Misa joined LPA in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, she mostly worked on hotel and theater projects. She is also involved in Lighting Detectives activities such as Candle Night @ Omotesando, Eco-Avenue and many others.
In 2011, Misa transferred to LPA-Singapore for one year and was involved in local projects. After returning to Japan, she was involved in notable projects in Singapore, China and Japan including St. Regis Osaka, Kanagawa Art Theatre, Seoul D-Cube City, The Westin Gurgaon New Delhi, Sheraton Hotel Seoul and CTF East Tower Guangzhou. She is an member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Born in Tokyo. Misuzu Nakamura majored in architectural design and lighting environment at the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo and the ENSA de Paris La Villette. (with the exchanging program, AUSMIP) After receiving a Master of Engineering degree, she joined LPA in 2010.
Notable projects include: Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, The Prince Gallery Kioicho, Ichibancho annex museum, Minna no mori Gifu Media Cosmos, etc. She also work on the analysis of nightscapes various cities.
She is a member of Architectural Institute of Japan(AIJ). License of Architects/Building Engineers in Japan. She is also a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Tokyo, Momoko Muraoka received a Master of Architectural design at the Graduate School of Art and Design from University of Tsukuba. Since she began her career at LPA in 2005, she has focused her energy and skills on diverse international lighting design projects.
Notable projects include: Library of Akita International University, Shanghai International Finance Centre, Ocean Financial Center Singapore, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Louis Vuitton Singapore Marina Bay, Waldorf Astoria Beijing, Park Hyatt Busan.
She is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Tochigi Prefecture, Motoyo Yano graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, and she joined LPA in 2006. Since then, most of her work has revolved around public space, hotel, and residential design projects along with helping publication of recent LPA works and other involvement in PR.
Notable projects include Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo, Futtsu Bristol Hill Golf & Residence, Alila Villas Uluwatu, Wako University Potpourri Hall Tsurukawa, Katayamazu City Spa Machiyu, Kashiwazaki City Performing and Arts Center and Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
She is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers(IALD).
Born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Noriko Higashi received a Bachelor Degree of East Asian Studies from University of California, Los Angeles. She joined LPA in 2010 as a secretary of Principal Kaoru Mende.
While supporting his business, she is also in charge of LPA’s publicities so that the completed projects and activities of LPA are to be press-agented widely. She focuses on Lighting Detectives administration and planning, as well as Lighting Detectives' events that take place at home and abroad.
Born in Thailand, Phraporn received Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. After 3 years working as Landscape Architect, she proceeded to study and received Master of Architectural Lighting Design from University of Wismar, Germany in 2008. She had a brief experience working in lighting design firms in London and Germany, before joining LPA in 2009.
She has experience working on condominium & residential projects, education facilities and public botanical gardens.
Notable projects include Education Resource Center at NUS, Singapore, ITE Central, Garden by Bay at Marina South, Capri Hotel by Fraser, The Interlace, Singapore University of Technology and Design(SUTD), Library @ Orchard, MOH Mixed-use Development, and NUH.
Reiko Kasai has been with LPA for more than 20 years, and she is the driving force behind LPA’s Singapore office.
She joined LPA’s Tokyo office in 1995 with the initial responsibility of planning and organizing non-profit activities involving the innovative use of lighting to reach out to the broader public. Her commitment and creativity developed from these initial programs into the lighting detectives forums, exhibitions and publications.
She relocated to Singapore at the end of the year 2000, to develop the current success of LPA’s performance in the South Asia region. Under her leadership, the Singapore office has grown both in size and reputation.
She holds a master’s degree in Music, was a concert pianist, and has studied and lived in both the United States and Europe. Her cosmopolitan attitude and sensitivity to music allows her to have a deep understanding of design, culture and architecture composition. This unique calibre of hers stimulates and supports the intangible and sensitive design components of the company.
Her perception and vision have contributed to the current international expansion of LPA. Her future commitment will ensure the company’s mission of inculcating the sense of lighting to the world.
While Reiko oversees the operations of the Singapore office she is also an active writer, reporting design, architecture and lifestyle of the region to major publications in Japan.
Born in Indonesia, grew up in Sydney, Australia. Ryan completed his studies in Architecture and Photography which led to his keen interest in lighting. He began his lighting design career in Sydney in 2006 and relocated to Singapore in 2009. He joined LPA Singapore in 2016 and brings his vast international project experience in aviation, commercial and large-scale mixed use developments. His responsibilities include project coordination, detail design development and implementation.
Notable projects include Jewel at Changi Airport, Raffles City Shopping Center and Robinson Tower.
Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Sachiko Segawa graduated with a B.A. of Musashino Art University. After graduation, she worked at DAIKO Electric co., LTD. she later graduated with a M.A. of Architectural Lighting Design at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). She later joined LPA in 2012.
Notable projects include Ooita Prefectural Art Museum, Museum shop of Tokyo National Museum, The Lalu Qingdao, New World Centre, Dongguan International Trade Center and Menara Astra.
She is in charge of Transnational Lighting Detectives and Japanese Regional Coordinator of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Born in China, Shaohua received bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2004. After working as a lighting designer in Shanghai, he proceeded to study lighting design in Wismar University, Germany in 2008. After receiving his master degree, he joined LPA in 2010. He has experience working on residential, commercial, office and hospitality developments.
Notable projects include The Metropolis, Angullia Park, Nanjing International Plaza, Chengdu Tianfu, Sino Mixed-use Development at Chongqing, Vanke Guangzhou Baiyun Project, Huizhou Le Meridien Hotel, China Resources University and Retail & Residential.
Born in Chiba Prefecture. Shunichi Ikeda received a Bachelor of Design Degree in Department of Scenography, Display and Fashion Design from Musashino Art University in 2007. After 2 years of working experience as a Lighting Designer at DAIKO Electric in Japan, he joined LPA in 2009 and relocated to the LPA-Singapore office in 2013, and juggling numerous lighting design projects in the Asian region. Since 2017, he returned to LPA-Tokyo office.
Notable projects include Tokyo Station, Louis Vuitton at Marina Bay (Singapore), Tanjong Pagar Centre (Singapore), Oasia Hotel Downtown (Singapore), Gaysorn Quarter (Bangkok), Amanyangyun (Shanghai), Iidabashi Grand Bloom / Park Court Chiyoda Fujimi The Tower, Nehan-do Toukouji Temple, Osaka Hikari 2020 Lighting Masterplan, Ecopark Lighting Masterplan (Hanoi).
He is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Born in Guangzhou, China. Yu Ye received bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts of China in 2004 and proceeded to study lighting design in Musashino Art University in 2008. She joined LPA in 2014 . Before it, she has 5 years experience in the filed of lighting design. She is deeply familiar with China lighting industry, business and good command of communicate with site team.
Notable projects include: Huizhou Le Meridien Hotel, The Sanya EDITION, Guangzhou Liede Mall, Shanghai RHXC Lot10. She is a professional member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Born in Tokyo Prefecture, Yukiko Saito graduated from Japan College of Foreign Languages English Communication Course, and worked at an airline company before joining LPA in 2004. She is in charge of accounting, general affairs and interoffice communications.
Born in Kanagawa, Yumi Honda graduated from University of Tokyo, Department of Architecture and later, also received a Master of Architectural Design from Graduate School of Engineering. Joining LPA-Tokyo in 2010, and has been involved in a wide range of domestic and international projects. Yumi transferred to LPA-Singapore for one year in 2012, and returned back to Tokyo.
Notable projects include: Iidabashi Grand Bloom & Park-Court Chiyoda Fujimi, The Temple House Chengdu, Temple Gate at Toukouji, Yamaguchi-city X’mas lightup masterplan, JR Chiba Station, Mt.Fuji Heritage Centre(on-going), guntu(on-going) etc.
Born in Tokyo, Yusuke Hattori graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture with an emphasis in Architecture and Building Engineering and later, also received a Master Degree in Engineering. Yusuke joined LPA in 2006 and relocated to the Singapore office in 2008.
Notable projects include Omotesando Akarium, Hilton Tokyo, Peranakan Museum, Gardens by the Bay, ION Orchard, Tang Plaza Façade Enhancement, Victoria Theatre, d`Leedon, CapitaGreen, Aman Shanghai, 268 Orchard, Alila Villas at Bintan, OUE Downtown, and Chijmes.
He is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
Over years of contribution to the professional lighting industry, LPA has won numerous awards for various notable projects.
|May 2016||'Minna no Mori' Gifu Media Cosmos||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Merit + Sustainability||IALD|
|May 2016||Aman Tokyo||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Merit||IALD|
|Aug 2015||The Otemachi Tower||Lighting Design Award / Award of Excellence||IEI-J|
|Jun 2015||d'Leedon||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2015||Victoria Theatre &
Victoria Concert Hall
|Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2014||PARKROYAL on Pickering||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2014||The Interlace||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2014||InterContinental Osaka||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 2014||Gardens by the Bay, Bay South||Award of Merit||Building and Construction Authority Singapore|
|Oct 2013||Gardens by the Bay, Bay South||Illumination Award / Award of Distinction||IES|
|Oct 2013||Preservation and Restoration of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Oct 2013||The Star Vista & The Star Performing Arts Centre||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Oct 2013||Reflections at Keppel Bay||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 2013||Gardens by the Bay, Bay South||Lamp Award for Urban and Landscape Lighting||LAMP|
|Jun 2012||Louis Vuitton at Marina Bay Sands||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2012||NUS Education Resource Centre||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2012||The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 2012||St. Regis OSAKA||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Merit||IALD|
|May 2011||Aman New Delhi||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Excellence||IALD|
|Nov 2010||Lighting Masterplan for Singapore's City Centre||Singapore President's Design Award 2010||Design Singapore Council|
|May 2010||Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 2010||ION Orchard||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 2010||Tang Plaza Façade Enhancement||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2009||Swarovski Ginza||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2009||Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Reconstruction of MEIJI JINGU [akarium]||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2009||Alexandra Arch||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2008||National Museum of Singapore||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2008||Midland Square||Illumination Award / Award of Excellence||IES|
|May 2008||Midland Square||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Special Citation||IALD|
|Jul 2007||Kyoto State Guest House||Japan Lighting Award||IEI-J|
|Jul 2007||OMOTESANDO akarium||Illumination Award / Award of Excellence||IES|
|Jul 2007||Supreme Court of Singapore||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 2007||Chino Cultural Complex||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 2007||A&A Changi Airport Terminal 2||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 2007||Chino Cultural Complex||International Lighting Design Award / Radiance Award||IALD|
|May 2007||A&A Changi Airport Terminal 2||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Merit||IALD|
|Jun 2006||One George Street||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2006||Hiroshima City Naka Incineration Plant||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Excellence||IALD|
|Jun 2006||Kyoto State Guest House||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2006||Kyoto State Guest House||Award of Merit||IALD|
|May 2006||Chino Cultural Complex||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2006||Kagawa Prefectural Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Art Museum||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2006||Kansai Electric Power Company Bldg.,liv-lit||Japan Lighting Award||IEI-J|
|Sep 2005||Shiodome Sumitomo Building||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Sep 2005||W Seoul Walkerhill||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2005||Nonoichi Town Hall||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Sep 2004||Kani Public Art Center ala||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Sep 2004||Shiodome SIO-SITE||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jun 2004||Nagasaki National Peace Memorial for The Atomic Bomb Victims||Japan Lighting Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Moerenuma Park Glass Pyramid||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center / Toki Messe Bandaijima Building||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Sakura Hall||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Nippon Express Building||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Royal Park Shiodome Tower||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jun 2004||Toyota Institute||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Aug 2003||OASIS 21||Illumination Award / Award of Distinction||IES|
|May 2003||Katta General Public Hospital||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2003||OASIS 21||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2003||Dentsu Head Office||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2003||Catholic Hatsudai Church||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2003||Aqua World Oarai||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Mar 2003||Sendai Mediatheque||Honorable Mention||IALD|
|Aug 2002||Osaka Maritime Museum||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Aug 2002||Iwate Museum of Art||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Aug 2002||National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Aug 2002||Uchinada Ohashi Bridge||Ishikawa Good View prize||Ishikawa pref., Public Works division|
|May 2001||Tokyo Takarazuka Building||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 2001||Grand Arc Hanzomon||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jan 1999||Okiden Naha Building||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jan 1999||Okiden Naha Building||Letter of Appreciation||The Okinawa Electric Power Co.|
|Jan 1999||Hotel Nikko Fukuoka Chapel Priere||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jan 1998||Toyohashi Station Deck||AACA Award (Special Award)||Japan Association of Artists,Craftsmen and Architects (AACA)|
|May 1997||Tokyo International Forum||International Lighting Design Award / Award of Excellence||IALD|
|May 1997||Waterfront City Symbol Promenade||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 1997||Otemachi Nomura Bldg. Open Plaza||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 1997||Takashimaya Times Square||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jan 1997||Waterfront City Symbol Promenade||Townscape Award||Urban Design Center|
|Jul 1996||Shinjuku I-Land||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1996||Waterfront City Symbol Promenade||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1996||Osaka World Trade Center||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1996||Kyoto Concert Hall||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 1996||Shinjuku I-Land||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Jul 1995||Toyonokuni Library for Resources||Illumination Award / Award of Excellence||IES|
|Jul 1995||Beppu Park||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1995||NTT CRED Motomachi Bldg.||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1995||Tokyo Marine Insurance Seminar Center||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1995||National Yokohama Int'l Convention Hall||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 1995||Kyoto Concert Hall||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 1995||National Yokohama Int'l Convention Hall||Citation||IALD|
|Apr 1995||M in M Project||Letter of Appreciation||M in M|
|Jul 1994||Panasonic Data & Communication Center||Edwin F.Guth Memorial Special Citation||IES|
|Jul 1994||Toyota Amlux Osaka||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|Jul 1994||Izumigo Plaza Hotel - Tateshina||Illumination Award / Award of Merit||IES|
|May 1994||Tokyo Tatsumi Arena||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|May 1994||Yasuda Life Insurance Seminar Center||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|
|Apr 1994||Beppu Park||Letter of Appreciation||Mayor of Beppu City|
|May 1993||Panasonic Data & Communication Center||Good Lighting Design Award||IEI-J|