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Lightsource is a professional practice committed to rigorous inquiry, ambitious design, and responsive service. We are a multi-disciplinary firm, with a staff comprised of architects and industrial, theatrical and interior designers. This wide range of skills and experience provides a unique design capability that is supported by thoughtful technical analysis and attention to detail.  

We approach our work as a collaborative effort, working within our clients' design, scheduling, and financial goals.  Beginning in the planning phase, Lightsource can define appropriate lighting criteria by identifying issues, establishing methods, and developing budgets and cost controls.  


In design, we look for images in light that best expresses the character and style of the project.  Texture, contrast, colour, integrated detail, ornament, optics, and natural light make up our palette. By selectively applying these tools, and studying the project from many perspectives, distinctive lighting solutions can be achieved.  

 Our Scope of Design Services begin at the Concept Design Stage, where initial lighting concepts are explored with the members of the Design Team and presented to the Client, highlighting the unique features and character of the structure and space, and continue through Design Development, where the approved lighting concepts are developed into constructible designs. Documentation, including detailed drawings, control systems, and specifications are prepared in the Documentation and Tender Stages. During Construction, we review submissions, attend to site inspections to monitor the progress of the installations, and carry out full Testing and Commissioning, including adjustment of light fittings and control systems the completion  of the Project.  


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Lawrence D. Lee

Director of Design

A native of Seattle, Washington, USA, Lawrence received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Washington State University in 1984. His career has encompassed working for major lighting design  firms in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, prior to establishing Lightsource's offices in Hong Kong in 1992.  As Design Director, his works have covered a wide spectrum o projects types, including interior and exterior design for hospitality, commercial, corporate offices, cultural, residential and health care facilities. Mr. Lee has been the recipient of  of numerous awards, from IES, LEED and Green Building and Energy Efficiency. 

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Edward Au

Senior Associate

Edward has led a  wide and varied career in the lighting field, having worked in stage, lighting supply / manufacturing, and architectural lighting. He received his degree in theatrical design from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in 1989.  In addition to productions for theatre, his works have covered the spectrum of hospitality, exterior building and landscape, residential, and institutional project types. Mr. Au has actively carried out lectures and seminars to architects and engineers, and has completed his Master's Course in Lighting Design from Queensland University of Technology. 

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Ronald Chan


Ronald received his degree in Architectiure from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2000. He has worked in several design disciplines, including interior design, architecture as well as fitting out contractors.  Ronald started his career at Lightsource in 2004, where he has worked his way up to Associate in 2014.  He has worked on several project types, including hospitality, exterior facade, landscape, corporate interiors, retail, and institutional. 

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Queenie Cheung


Queenie received her Bachelor of Building Services Engineering Degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2002. Ms. Cheung has had a wide ranging career in lighting, having worked worked for landscape, engineering and retail firms. Since joining Lightsource, she has been instrumental in overseeing many of our PRC projects. Her experience spans a wide variety, including retail, hospitality, and commercial developments. She received her Master of Lighting from Queensland University of Technology in 2008.

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Marybeth Ong

Design Associate

Marybeth is from the Philippines, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She is a licensed Architect in the Philippines, and has worked for several architectural and interior design firms in the Philippines and Hong Kong before concentrating on lighting design, where she joined our Hong Kong office in 2012.  Marybeth is c currently a Design Associate, where her works include design and project management for hospitality, exteriors, landscape retail and institutional projects. She also our resident expert in all things ACAD, managing our computer software systems in the office.