Sandra Brookes

Lighting Design International

As part of her role at Lighting Design International Sandra Brookes oversees, manages, and designs projects within the office. She is actively responsible for initial bidding for projects, client liaisons and the development of conceptual ideas through to detailed design and final installation. She also ensures that the result within the space accurately reflects the initial vision, that is why she describes herself as a warrior of light.

Trained as an architect and lighting designer, Sandra has over 20 years’ experience in the lighting design industry and has worked in Lighting Design International for around 7 years. Sandra’s project expertise ranges from high-end retail, residential, restaurants, hospitality, historic buildings, as well as master planning in urban environments worldwide and within the UK.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Sandra studied architecture in the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, where she gained an insight in the architectural world. In addition to her studies in Colombia, 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 was granted a scholarship in Colombia and came back to Europe, this time to London to study lighting design in The Bartlett School of Architecture. At the start of her lighting career, Sandra gained experience in engineering consultancies, which added a different perspective and another layer to her lighting skills through developing solutions integrating daylight and artificial lighting supporting sustainability.

Her interest in lighting design as part of architecture, took her to work with Lighting Design International, where she gained a well-rounded experience in many UK and international projects. These include restaurants, building exteriors, luxury residences and particularly Hotels which include the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Greece which won the Best lighting for the Bar & Restaurant awards for the Avra Lounge.

As an Associate for Lighting Design International she will continue to build Lighting Design International’s portfolio of projects, creating inspiring spaces through the careful integration of lighting to architecture. As lighting professional, she keeps current with the new technologies and design trends within the lighting industry, ensuring the designs respond with the latest trends, technology and products.