London, UK – Lighting Design International has announced the promotion of one of its team’s senior designers, to the role of associate. Sandra Brookes will assume the role with immediate effect, strengthening the practice’s 20-strong senior management team.
A trained architect and lighting designer, Sandra has over 20 years’ experience in the lighting industry. Since joining LDI in 2017 she has been working on a diverse range of projects, from luxury residences, superyachts, high-end restaurants and exclusive 5-star hotels worldwide.
Sandra trained at The Bartlett School of Architecture and – being fluent in Spanish – studied at the Unversidad de Los Andes, Colombia, where she gained valuable insights in her architectural studies. Sandra was given the opportunity to study in the Danish Royal Academy of Arts, where she continued her architecture training.
It was in Denmark that she decided to pursue a career in lighting design, as the Danish sensibilities to light made her aware of its subtle yet powerful ability to change and enhance architecture.
Sandra’s projects include the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Greece which won the Best lighting for the Bar & Restaurant awards for the Avra Lounge, and the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Doha, Qatar.
Sally Storey, Founding Director of Lighting Design International, said: “We are exceptionally fortunate to have Sandra as part of our team. Her international experience on a range of complex, high-profile projects along with her unique talents and conceptual expression in lighting design, make her a real asset to the team. I would like to extend my personal thanks and congratulations to Sandra for a job well done and I look forward to seeing her take flight in her new role.”
On her promotion, Sandra said: “I’ve always had a passion for lighting design and have relished the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects that have indulged my creativity and problem-solving. I feel very much at home here at Lighting Design International – the team is so friendly, talented and passionate, it really does feel like we are part of something special.”