MIES | LC | Associate AIA
Senior Associate - Lighting Studio

Salwa Osman Salwa has been working with light and space for over twenty years.

With an architecturally trained eye, Salwa uses light to express a ‘fourth’ dimensionality to architectural form, she pairs that with the technical skill and know-how that enable her to achieve the results desired. She approaches lighting design in a holistic manner that is sensitive to form, function, environment, energy performance and budget, all while paying tribute to the architectural design intent. Current projects include Pacific and Broadway, in San Diego, California; the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; 8th & Spring, in Downtown Los Angeles, California; Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, California; College of the Desert, in Palm Desert, California; and Monticello Village in Santa Clara, California among multiple other mixed use projects throughout California.

Prior to joining StudioK1, Salwa worked for Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in San Francisco and for Venice lighting design firm Alfred Scholze Associates. Her many years of involvement in all phases of the lighting design process have equipped her with a diverse experience in managing projects of varying types and scales. She works in concert with the client to develop lighting design solutions and is responsible for the preparation of design documents, complete fixture specifications, cost analysis, Lighting Power Density calculations to ensure compliance with local energy codes as well as providing value-engineering solutions to accommodate project budget changes and revisions. Her lighting design and analysis skills range from simple computer aided light level calculations to complex visual simulation of design schemes. Salwa’s duties also include collaborating with clients, Architects, Engineers, etc. in creating innovative lighting design solutions that satisfy the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification requirements. Salwa has participated in several LEED Gold and Silver certified projects as well as several award winning designs.

NCQLP Lighting Certification (LC)
Master of Architecture - University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning - Second Professional Degree, Specialized in Architectural Technology
BS Architecture - University of Khartoum

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)