Event by Lighting Professionals for Architectural and Lighting Professionals


Speaker Profile


 

Waleed Fakousa

Architect, Lighting Designer


HEAD OF ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN | CD+M Lighting Design Group, Dubai
MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER | The Lighting Institute
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Kardorff Ingenieure, Berlin, Germany.

Waleed Fakousa will speak on the topic:
STARTING FROM ZERO – A CAREER PATH IN LIGHTING
Waleed Fakousa is the head of CD+Mʼs architectural lighting design studio in Dubai, and the managing director of The Lighting Institute. With more than a decade practicing lighting design in Europe and the Middle East, Waleed believes that elevating the awareness & understanding of light within the design community is a key factor contributing in appreciating the quality and value of the profession. He has designed and worked on a cross-section of award winning international projects in Europe and the Middle East varying from shopping malls, public realm, museums, offices, hotels & healthcare. He has also been awarded the 40Under40 recognition by LUX magazine during Lighting Design awards 2016 in London, UK. Waleed holds a Masters degree in architectural lighting design from Hochschule Wismar, Germany, since 2009. He is striving to improve and solidify the role of the lighting community in the MENA region and how we, as a profession, can greatly enhance the lives of others through knowledge transfer and education.
MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER | The Lighting Institute, Waleed runs The Lighting Institute and contributed in composing all educational materials and collaborated with top institutions and individuals leading the profession worldwide. He is also a member of The Lighting Design Alliance which is a recent movement for accrediting lighting Designers. He has been a keynote speaker in many conferences and events including PLDC, Light Middle East, Lighting Design Summit and Smart Lighting Summit. Waleed also is also the course director and runs the architectural lighting, hospitality lighting and daylight courses at TLI.
HEAD OF ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN | CD+M Lighting Design Group, Waleed currently runs CD+Mʼs architectural lighting design studio in Dubai. He has assisted the company in many projects to be nominated and win the Middle East Lighting Design Awards 2014, 2016 and 2017 in multiple categories. His main roles at CD+M are studio manager, project manager and head of design.
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Kardorff Ingenieure, Berlin, Germany, Waleed worked as a lighting designer at one of Germanyʼs leading design firms. He has designed and assisted in many sophisticated projects (such as museums, libraries, hospitals, offices, etc) for daylight and artificial light