(Sweden) – As Group Manager of Architectural Lighting, Cecilia Ström will focus on encouraging dialogue and cooperation between architects and lighting designers.
Senior lead architect Cecilia Ström, previously of Wingårdhs and White Architects, has joined the ÅF Lighting team in Stockholm. Passionate about light and lighting, she aims to connect architects and lighting designers, creating closer cooperation between the two professions.
Cecilia Ström’s job title at ÅF Lighting is Group Manager Architectural Lighting. This entails heading up a group of lighting designers, but she will also contribute in other ways.
Daniel Strömberg, Manager of ÅF Lighting in Stockholm, explained:”Cecilia took an active part in making Wingårdhs the premier architects’ business that it is today. A few years ago, we set out on a similar path, and therefore Cecilia will be of great help to us in establishing ourselves as the preferred partner for lighting design in and around buildings. She will greatly contribute to the task of developing our processes and our range of services, she will strengthen our role in projects and help move lighting design up the agenda among architects, developers and project managers.”
Ström particularly looks forward to broadening her skills and experience. She commented: “Although I am an architect, as opposed to a lighting designer, light has been pivotal throughout my career and with each project it has come to mean more to me. As I am curious by nature, I regard this opportunity to deepen my knowledge of light and daylighting as a great privilege.”
In her new role, she will focus on encouraging dialogue and cooperation. “I hope that my experience from complex building projects, my insight into the reality of architects and my extensive network will strengthen ÅF Lighting. Creating a building is a process, and I will strive to make lighting design enter into it at an earlier stage than before,” said Ström.