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Our Story


We have a shared experience of over a 150 years stemming from a variety of lighting backgrounds including pure lighting design, electrical engineering, manufacturing, sales and distribution, visual arts, architecture, civil engineering, lighting education and standards committees. This diversity gives our team a unique insight into all aspects of a project and the challenges they present.  Our team continues to grow and diversify.  We’re proud to present a highly qualified, experienced, passionate team focused on offering the very best service in Lighting and Electrical Engineering Design.    As a team we understand our services are complimentary to our clients, where excellence is delivered by exceeding expectations and meeting agreed deliverables at a reasonable cost in a friendly and collaborative spirit.

Our People

Electrical Engineer Director

Richard Mason

Richard has 17 years’ experience in the design of electrical services with a wide range of project experience including new commercial towers, tenancy fit-out, data centres, building refurbishment, maintenance upgrades, exterior lighting and condition reporting.
Richard brings practical experience obtained during many years of design, review of contractor proposals and at commissioning/client handover testing to the office’s projects, ensuring the systems designed are buildable, have a long service life and function to the client’s expectations.

Director - Lead Lighting Designer / MIES

Jim Gaal

Jim has 32 years’ experience in the supply, manufacture, performance and specification of high quality interior and exterior lighting products.
Jim is proficient in the use of several high level software packages for the calculation and modelling of internal and external lighting and streetlighting including AGI32 and Perfect Lite.
Jim holds a Post Graduate in Lighting Design from the Sydney University and is a Member of the Illumination Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand allowing for Certification of AS1158 P and V category lighting designs.

Senior Lighting Designer - MIES

Dianna Abdalla

Dianna has a long history of providing specialist lighting design and documentation for a wide range of projects. She has Lighting Design experience in the following areas, Commercial Office, Fitout & Base Building Design, Retail, Education, TfNSW, Sports' Facility Lighting, Street & Area Lighting and Façade Lighting. Dianna holds a Master of Architectural Science (Illumination) 2015, and was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Award 2014, 2015 as well as the Philips Lighting Award 2014.

Senior Lighting Designer

Maria Albuquerque

Maria has been a recent addition to the lighting community and currently holds a Master of Design Science (Illumination Design) 2014. She was awarded the Dean's Excellence Award 2013 as well as the Philips Lighting Award 2013 and the Australian Institute of Building NSW Chapter President's Award 2014. Maria also holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). Maria's 8 years’ experience in construction companies as a civil engineer gives her an unique insight into the building industry. Her principal role is technical exterior lighting designer on projects from concept through to full documentation.

Senior Lighting Designer

Peter McLean

Founder of Lighting Art + Science Peters nearly 40years of experience is an invaluable resource. He has lectured in Lighting at University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. Throughout his career Peter has been involved in a wide spectrum of projects from public domain lighting, museums and heritage buildings to high end commercial and luxury hospitality.

Lighting Designer - TechIES

Lauren Ang

Lauren has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial, retail, hospitality, industrial and residential lighting projects. She brings technical expertise in lighting design and lighting control systems from Asia-Pacific.
She holds a Master of Architectural Science (Illumination & Sustainable Design) 2016 from the University of Sydney and was awarded the Philips Prize for Illumination Design 2015, Philips Dynalite Recognition Award 2016, Lighting Society Prize 2016 and Dean's Excellence Award 2016. She is also adept in sustainable building design.

Lighting Designer

Muquit Rabbani

Muquit has been a recent addition to the Lighting, Art & Science dynamic and talented team and has a Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design and Audio & Acoustics) 2017 from the University of Sydney. Muquit also holds another Masters in Environmental Design of Buildings (2017) from Cardiff University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Muquit’s 4.5 years’ experience as an architect gives him a unique insight of the built environment. Muquit’s main role is to work closely with the lighting design team to assist in design, drafting and documentation throughout the various phases of the projects.

Junior Lighting Designer

Mirko Zhou

Mirko is our junior lighting designer. He is doing a Master Degree in Architectural Science (Illumination & Sustainable Design) in the University of Sydney and currently holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Automation. He has experience in office and landscape lighting projects, and was awarded 2nd prize in the Siemens Cup Contest 2013 and 3rd prize in the Rockwell Automation Contest 2014.

Accounts & Administration


Helen is our accounts, finance and administrative division of Lighting Art and Science. She has graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Professional Accounting in 2016.