Lightinspace is headed by Alkestie Skarlatou who has over fifteen years of experience in the architectural and lighting design practice. Alkestie has initially trained and practiced as an architect. Completing a masters degree MSc Light and Lighting at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London marked a turn in her career and the initiation to the lighting design world. After working with a leading UK lighting consultancy she decided to further pursue the subject of lighting on a theoretical base by successfully supporting a PhD thesis in the Bartlett School.
Alkestie has put theory into practice by working with some of the most prestigious lighting practices in London and in personal projects worldwide including Switzerland, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Greece, India, Russia and Belgium. Collaborating with large and reputable architectural firms she has collected awards as part of these teams. Her portfolio includes a variety of projects ranging from residential, commercial, retail, hotels, spas, transport and exterior and landscape.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic, she remains passionate and engaged in every project researching thoroughly before continuing to proposals. Her architectural and research background has significantly benefited her reasoning and overall work as a lighting designer. This has been acknowledged by the clients, colleagues and the architects or interior designers she has collaborated with.
Alkestie is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), a member of the professional bodies of architects in both Greece and the UK, the Technical Chanber of Greece and Architects' Registration Board respectively. She has received grants and awards for both her academic performance and lighting design practice and has lectured and attended various steering and judging committees. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious IALD Award of Merit for Knightsbridge project and in 2017, she was awarded the 40under40 personal award for Lighting Designers.