Lux Populi opens new UK office

Lux Populi's Mylayne Pavilion Millenium Park project. Pic: Art Institute of Chicago

(UK) – With 30 years experience, Bob Bohannon brings leadership and lighting expertise to new Oxford office. 

Lux Populi, a Mexico City based lighting design practice, is now expanding its reach with a new UK team.

First established by Thomas Paterson over a decade ago, the award-winning practice has grown to a team of nineteen. Lux Populi has a strong client base throughout the Americas but has clients and projects across the globe. To allow the practice to grow and to better serve clients in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, Lux Populi is now achieving a long held ambition to create a UK team.

Since its creation, the practice has built many relationships in the architectural community, including collaborations with Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Wheeler Kearns, Gensler and many more.

Now, Lux Populi has turned to Bob Bohannon to lead the new team. Paterson and Bohannon have been friends since their early cooperation on Metal 57, Renault’s media headquarters in Paris in the early 2000s. Bohannon brings 30 years of lighting experience and strong leadership skills.

Bohannon said: “Having worked with Thomas over the years, I’m struck by several things, firstly, of course, is his output of innovative, engineered-in-the-round and effective lighting schemes. But Thomas also has a formidable technological brain, able to synthesise leading edge science and technology from fields well beyond lighting.”

Lux Populi UK’s first projects are lined up to start in January 2017 with the launch of its Oxford office. The team will be led by Bohannon and Associate Oriana Romero, who will be relocating from Mexico City to support the new team.

Romero commented: “I have no doubt, after all these years working with the Mexico team, that we are ready to grow to the next level, face new challenges and enjoy new successes. We are extremely excited to share our knowledge, passion and creativity with anyone joining us in this new adventure.”

Lux Populi are now recruiting a team of UK lighting designers.