With a degree in Interior Design, Lara stepped into the Light world after taking a Lighting Design Course at the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Madrid. Since 1995, she is fully dedicated to the lighting field. For the first decade of her professional life she worked for Philips Lighting, where she acquired solid technical training as well as marketing and commercial experience.
She consolidated her lighting design experience with a 2-year collaboration with the well-known Spanish lighting design consultancy, Architectural Lighting Solutions (ALS) where she participated in the development of internationally recognised lighting design projects.
She is senior professional member of APDI (Asociación Profesional de Diseñadores de Iluminación).
Lighting Design Collective (LDC)
Lighting Design Studio that develops creative and cutting-edge projects for all types of architectures and built spaces. Designs based on research with state-of-the-art technological tools together with the resources of the digital and artistic world. A team of designers specialized in specific solutions for each project, integrating with the lighting design other services such as custom software development, the creation of digital content and innovative applied design strategies.
Based in Madrid, London and Helsinki, LDC is formed by a team of lighting designers, programmers and digital artists who have worked in more than twenty countries.
Luis has worked as Technical Director in the Centro Dramático Nacional and was previously responsible for the lighting of the Mira Theatre in Pozuelo, technical director of the Nuevo Ballet Español and Barcelona Ballet companies and the Teatro de la Danza, Teatro Meridional, Teatro Micomicón, Teatro del Olivar, Corella Ballet and the Respira Teatro.
As a lighting designer he was awarded an ADE prize for the best lighting for Transición and his lighting designs can be seen in the New York City Centre, Detroit Opera House, Théatre de la Ville and the Moscow Theatre. In Spain, his designs stand out in the Centro Dramático Nacional, the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico and the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Liceo de Barcelona.