Cundall appoints Natalia Duffy as Birmingham’s first Lighting Associate

18th August 2023

(UK) – Global engineering company, Cundall, has broadened its presence in Birmingham with the appointment of Natalia Duffy as the first Lighting Associate in the region.

Specialising in lighting design, contributed to the successful delivery of projects in a range of sectors including commercial, residential, education, transport, and sports and leisure. She was also the lead designer for the public realm lighting strategy of Paradise, a new commercial and cultural hub that pays homage to Birmingham’s history and allows freedom of movement for pedestrians though the city.

Duffy’s background in both engineering and architecture allows her to combine architectural lighting concepts with engineering aspects in design solutions. In her new role as Lighting Associate, she will collaborate with Cundall’s global lighting team as well as the wider Birmingham design team, contributing her knowledge of lighting software, technologies, and the lighting industry’s policies, adding considerable value to the technical aspects of projects.

Commenting on her new role Duffy says: “I am excited to join Cundall Birmingham and add lighting design to the portfolio of design services already on offer. I have always had a passion for sustainability, and I am grateful to be working as part of a talented and energetic team, for a dynamic company with net zero commitments that resonate with my own personal beliefs and professional initiatives.”

Andrew Parkin, Partner and Global Head of Acoustics at Cundall commented: “The addition of Natalia as a Lighting Associate in our Birmingham office is something we are hugely pleased with. She has extensive experience with external lighting and environmental impact that complements our pioneering Dark Skies preservation work both in MENA and the UK and will help us achieve our ambitious net zero goals.”

Cundall’s lighting team has matured in recent years and now serves a broad geographical base with representation in three UK locations, Birmingham, Manchester, and London, in addition to Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. Duffy’s new presence in the Birmingham team, demonstrates Cundall’s ambition to grow its lighting team’s geographical base and has plans to grow their presence to Dubai and KSA.