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Growth for dpa lighting consultants

15 April 2014 15.00 BST

(UK) - Four new designers join dpa offices in the UK and Dubai in sign of healthy climate for lighting design practice.

Howard Lee-Smith (BSC Hons Building Studies) has joined dpa lighting consultants as an Associate. Lee-Smith has been working independently for the past nine years as a lighting consultant, during which time he has worked on a wide variety of international projects furthering his previous experience with a number of independent lighting consultants. He is leading a team focused on work in the Middle East.

Tim Leeding (MDES Hons Transport Design) has joined the practice as a Designer. Leeding joins the Practice following three years experience with another independent lighting consultancy. Based at dpa’s Oxfordshire office in Clifton, Leeding will be working on a wide variety of national and international projects.

Roberto Dell’Acqua (Degree in Architecture: Politecnico di Milano) has joined dpa’s Oxfordshire Team as a Designer. Dell’Acqua has previously worked as both Architect and Lighting Designer in the UK, U.A.E, New York and Milan.

Toby Jalleh (BDID Bachelor of Industrial Design) has joined the Dubai Office as a Senior Designer, bringing with him over eight years of experience of independent lighting consultancy in Australia, during which time he gained experience on a range of projects throughout Australasia and the Middle East.

Nick Hoggett, partner at dpa, commented: “dpa is extremely positive about the current climate and has been fortunate enough to win a considerable amount of new work in recent months, we believe that we are entering a very positive period with development in general and specifically in relation to the announcement that Dubai will host the 2020 Expo and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“We are predicting a very strong and exciting few years for the Practice, and we felt it appropriate to increase our Design Team to facilitate our current workload and predicted future commissions. Our recruitment campaign has been exceptionally successful and we are delighted to have Tim, Toby, Roberto and Howard joining our studio, with a variety of excellent experience form their past positions. All bring different skills and experience which will further enhance our Practice’s knowledge.

“We are still looking to recruit additional team members in our Dubai and Oxfordshire studios to complete our current needs, once these positions are filled we will have a team of 50 people working in small teams within the Practice to provide a very personal service but also interacting to use the breadth of knowledge contained within all the dpa offices.”


Howard Lee-Smith

  • Roberto Dell’Acqua

  • Tim Leeding

  • Toby Jalleh
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