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. Current projects include Pacific Gate, in San Diego, California; 8th & Spring, in Downtown Los Angeles, California; College of the Desert, in Palm Desert, California in addition to multiple healthcare and 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 Senior Director of the Los Angeles studio of StudioK1,she collaborates 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.
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Khartoum