Joining Michael Grubb Studio as an Associate, Rachael brings with her more than a decade’s experience in the lighting industry. Having worked for consultancies in London, Oxfordshire and Sydney, Rachael understands the differing challenges of national and international projects.
As well as spanning continents, Rachael’s experience has ranged from hospitality to residential, cinemas to heritage and commercial developments. Tourism has also played a role in her portfolio, having worked on lighting designs for cruise ships and airports.
Rachael is a previous winner of the Young Lighter of the Year accolade, as well as being named as one of Lighting magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ industry achievers.
Demonstrating her commitment to the lighting industry, Rachael has been a judge for the Lighting Design Awards and the SLL Young Lighter. She has also spent time assessing papers for PLDC and has delivered a number of PLDC industry talks – including ‘Task Lighting at the Hospital Bed’ and ‘Lighting in Sydney’.
Michael Grubb, Founder and Managing Director of Michael Grubb Studios, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Rachael to the team. Her knowledge, vision and enthusiasm are already having a positive impact.
“With a highly organised nature, collaborative approach, exceptional project management skills and attention to detail, our clients will undoubtedly benefit from having Rachael leading their projects.”
Rachael added: “I am honoured to be joining Michael Grubb Studio; they are such a forward-thinking practice with an enviable reputation across the industry. I’m looking forward to working with the talented team on fascinating projects across a range of sectors.”
Rachael will be joining the team on a phased-basis as she returns from maternity leave. This is demonstrative of Michael Grubb Studio’s commitment to flexible working, and the need for a work-life balance.
Michael added: “We believe it is short-sighted to miss out on great talent purely because they need more flexibility over their working hours. We’re thrilled to have Rachael on-board and fully recognise that her dedication to both her family and her work can go hand-in-hand.”