The Light Academy

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Retail. Lighting is the shopping experience.

Intensive Masterclass aimed at architecture and design professionals who know the basic concepts of lighting and want to learn about the main strategies to project a commercial space. We will aproach to practical projects in which lighting is well developed and some other in wihich it doesn’t work. We will analyze why and we will learn what are the key concepts to be taken into account when projecting this typology of projects.

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· Duration: single 4h session
· Modality: online
· Language: english
· Time: ask us 🙂
· Dates: ask us 🙂
· Places: 15 people


Retail means experience and lighting, which is indeed perception, plays a very important role in the process. Lighting is a very powerful tool that is able, by itself, to determine the success or failure of the project. Concepts such as the color reproduction index, shadow strategies or identifying the correct hot spots in each space are part of the syllabus contained in this course, focused in an eminently practical way to raise the level of your retail projects.



1.1 Color temperature and emotions
1.2 Light as experience
1.3 Perception and product
1.4 Connect the brand with the stage box
1.5 Functional space strategies
1.6 Illuminate the product
1.7 Luminaires and specification



María Asia Sierra
Interior architect specialized in architectural lighting. Co-founder of The Light Squad Studio.With a markedly international career as a specialist in architectural lighting, he has worked for different studios in Milan and Singapore. He is specialized directing lighting projects and management of teams. Stands out by his methodical, perfectionist and empathic mind. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the CICAT Business Cluster, a member of the APDI (Professional Association of Lighting Designers) and professor at the Elisava Design University.

Gisela Steiger
Senior architect specialized in architectural lighting. Co-founder of The Light Squad Studio. She has developed her career as an Architect within the lighting area specializing in Retail and Visual Merchandising, collaborating with the most relevant architecture and engineering studios in Barcelona. She is resourceful, creative, and innovative. Lover of the latest trends, he always seeks to incorporate unique solutions to projects.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the CICAT Business Cluster and also of the APDI (Professional Association of Lighting Designers), a member of the Retail Design Institute, and is part of the Working Groups of the Professional College of Architects (COAC). She is the director of the lighting courses at COAC, and collaborates as a professor of projects at different universities such as the UPC Tech School and the Elisava, EsDesign and LCI Design Universities.

Raquel Quevedo
Marketing Director of Lamp. She is an interior designer specialized in architectural lighting, a field to which she has been dedicating herself professionally since 2007 from different areas and across the board.





More information 

The Light Squad Studio
+34 936 016 700


Once registered, the student will receive an email with the link to access the online class.

Información adicional


19 de Mayo de 2021, 21 de Abril de 2021, 21 de Julio de 2021, 24 de Marzo de 2021

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