MIES | LC | Associate AIA
Director - Lighting Studio Los Angeles

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 Gate, 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; along with multiple other mixed use projects throughout California. Recently completed projects include the Edgewood Tahoe Resort, at Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Hotel Irvine, in Irvine, California; and Monticello Village in Santa Clara, 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.

As a Director of the Los Angeles studio of StudioK1, she works in concert with the client to develop lighting design solutions and carries them through from concept to completion. Salwa has participated in several award winning projects as well as LEED Gold and Silver certified project 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

American Institute of Architects Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)