LDPi are one of the leading firms of Lighting Architects/Designers worldwide.

As an RIBA registered practice of 15 years, we ensure professionalism and delivery on projects across 18 countries.
Staffed primarily by Architects and Interior Designers LDPi ensures seamless integration into Design Teams around the world.


LDPi focus on the effect and integration of light throughout all practice work, whether this be in a Masterplan condition or small-scale project.

With an inherent understanding of the construction process and unique staff skill base in architectural detailing we strive to provide integrated solutions anchored in architecture. With an inherent interest in the design world we seek influence and creativity from all aspects of international design and culture. The practice embraces new technology and design challenges always looking forward whilst embedded in the commercial realism of international design and construction markets.

Senior Staff
  • Lawrie Nisbet
    Lawrie Nisbet / Managing Director BArch (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, RIAS

    Lawrie has specialised in lighting design since graduating as an Architect in 1985. He has designed and managed a diverse range of projects in the UK and abroad. He founded LDPi in 2000 and as Managing Director has established LDPi as a leading firm of lighting architects. He has lectured on urban lighting solutions & masterplans for the British council and was a principal speaker at the International Lighting Summit 2011 Mumbai.

  • Douglas Hamilton
    Douglas Hamilton / Technical Director BArch (Hons), MArch, RIBA, RIAS

    Douglas joined Lighting Design Partnership after graduating in Architecture. He then completed his studies with a Masters in Architecture and also worked as a studio tutor in Edinburgh College of Art. After gaining architectural experience as an Associate at Yeoman McAllister he then co-founded LDPi with Lawrie Nisbet. As Technical Director he has been involved in a variety of projects including the award winning Barr al Jissah Resort.

  • Anne Kelly
    Anne Kelly / Office Manager Joined LDPi in 2000

    Anne has over 25 years of experience working in the lighting design industry initially working for Lighting Design Partnership and has spent the past thirteen years working for LDPi. Prior to that most of her career has been in Edinburgh which is more years than she cares to remember now.

  • Katy Skillen
    Katy Skillen / Operations Manager BDes (Hons)

    Katy is a skilled Project Manager who assists with business process and organizational management. She is an integral part of our Management Team and ensures projects are distributed and efficiently managed by LDPi Designers. As a qualified multi-disciplinary designer Katy has excellent knowledge of advances within design software.


The work and philosophy of LDPi has been recognised by being awarded with a range of major international lighting honours

Bahrain Wolrd Trade Centre, Manama, Bahrain

PALME Awards
2010 Winner – Best Use of Exterior Lighting

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort

The Middle East Lighting Design Awards (MELDA)
2007 Winner – Middle East Project of the Year

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort

The Middle East Lighting Design Awards (MELDA)
2007 Winner – Hospitality & Leisure


As can be seen from our Client listing we are working with some of the world's leading designers.

  • 3DReid
  • Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
  • Aedas Architects
  • Atkins
  • Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
  • BB Partnership
  • BCI Design
  • BDG McColl
  • Benoy
  • Blue Air
  • Burrows Cave Interiors
  • Chapman Taylor
  • Chris Dyson Architects
  • Cooper Cromar
  • Cowi-Larsen Joint Venture
  • Cracknell
  • Dara Architects
  • DS Architects
  • GHD
  • Gulf House Engineering
  • Hawkins Brown
  • HBK Engineering
  • Hurd Rolland
  • Interiors With Art
  • Lewis Hickey
  • Michael Laird Partnership
  • Morphogenesis
  • Norman Gray Architects
  • Patel Taylor
  • Perkins + Will
  • Red Box Design
  • RSP
  • Simon Gregson
  • TP Bennett
  • UHA London
  • Wilson Associates
  • Aviaplan
  • Awal Hotelling Co S.P.C.
  • Baneasa Developments
  • Blue Air
  • Blue Elephant International PLC
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • British Land
  • Chester Council
  • Decovar
  • Delpriore
  • Dutch Government
  • Fife Council
  • Forth Ports
  • Glasgow Council
  • Hard Rock International
  • Hawkins Brown
  • Heron Developments
  • Hilton International
  • Icon
  • IMS
  • Interlock
  • International Petroleum (IPIC)
  • Jindall Corporation
  • John Gilbert & Partners
  • Kempinski Hotel Group
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Land Securities
  • Lewis Hickey
  • Mace
  • Marriot Hotels
  • Miller Walmsley
  • Ministry of Transport & Communications, Sultanate of Oman
  • Movenpick
  • Neo Sigma
  • Northern Rock Building Society
  • Omilus Group
  • Oxford University
  • Patel Taylor
  • Plaza Romania
  • Primark Stores
  • Projacs International
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Radisson Hotels
  • Redevco
  • Rezidor
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • RPS Group PLC
  • S.C.Pruva
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Equitable
  • Shangri - La Hotels
  • Skypark Unit Trust
  • SOM
  • Standard Life
  • Swarovski
  • The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Theobald Gardiner
  • Tianjin Corporation
  • To Pruss
  • Turner International
  • Vis-a-Vis
  • Wilkinson Eyre
  • Zip Studio
  • Zubair Corporation
  • Based Upon
  • Kirsty Brooks
  • Lucy Casson
  • Mona Hatoum
  • Morphogenesis
  • David Mach
  • Kate Maestri
  • Lasvit
  • Interiors with Art
  • Matthew Jarrett