Kael Gillam

Hoare Lea

Kael Gillam is a London-based Principal Lighting Designer at Hoare Lea, an interdisciplinary firm of engineers and specialist designers. With an educational background in theatre and a professional career in Architectural Lighting that spans the commercial and hospitality, as well as arts and residential sectors, her designs focus on creating meaningful human-centric experiences and environments.

Kael is passionate about creating a more sustainable future for architecture, as well as promoting health and wellbeing as pillars of thoughtful design practice. Kael represents the Lighting team in the firm’s Net Zero Carbon network, which promotes education on and implementation of sustainable practices in the construction industry.  Alongside her role as a Lighting Designer, she helped establish Designers Mind with founder Kaye Preston to raise awareness around and provide support for the mental health and wellbeing of designers in the workplace.