Dave Anderson

Specialist Lighting Lead

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"To deliver beautiful outcomes that integrate lighting seamlessly into a space, I believe in taking a creative yet practical approach. "

Dave is a practical creative and a commercially astute designer.  He derives great satisfaction from delivering outcomes that are not only beautiful, but also on time, on budget and robust. 

His passion for specialist lighting was ignited back in the 90’s at a music festival. Absorbed not only by the music, but also the light show, Dave was inspired by the powerful ambience and energy that could be generated through creative light design. Already studying electrical engineering, he then pivoted into specialist lighting design.

He moved to Australia from New Zealand in 2000 and, and since then spent a two-year stint in London where he worked predominantly on Westfield Stratford City. Living close to the project and within a diverse community, he loved seeing the gentrification and transformation of the neighbourhood during his time there.

Dave prides himself on being able to find creative and aesthetic solutions to challenging briefs. He applies a holistic approach to achieve superior outcomes by working closely with all disciplines and the client to integrate lighting seamlessly into a space rather than layered on top.

For several years, Dave was the President of Lighting Society, the convener for the Lighting Awards, and proactive in organising industry events and conferences.  He is passionate about being involved in the lighting design community, where like-minded designers collaborate, share ideas, and mentor the next generation of designers.

Outside of work, his personal passion, besides his family, is lights! He will take any opportunity to go to a market or junkyards to find hidden vintage gems to restore to their former glory.

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