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, while paying tribute to the architectural design. Recently completed projects include The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Lake Tahoe, Nevada; 8th & Spring in Downtown Los Angeles and Pacific Gate, in Downtown San Diego – all of which have received award recognition. Current projects include Fashion District Tower and Bixel Residences Tower in Downtown Los Angeles, College of the Desert, in Palm Desert, in addition to multiple mixed use projects throughout California. Salwa’s experience extends to the Healthcare sector, she is involved in the design of numerous projects including Dignity Health’s California Hospital in Los Angeles, Antelope Valley Hospital, Kaiser Baldwin Park MOB and Cedars Sinai Thalians in Los Angeles, California. Other notable experience includes work on Thematic and Retail areas of the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida; Hospitality Suites at both Petco Park in San Diego, California and the Houston Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. 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 Senior Director of the Los Angeles studio of StudioK1, she collaborates with clients to develop lighting design solutions and carries them through from concept to completion.
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Khartoum