Dwaal Lighting Design is known for research, alongside thoughtful creative design. We will try to discover the essence of the space and find ways to express this through lighting. We consider first and foremost the people who will be using, occupying or wandering through the spaces.
Dwaal offers architectural lighting design at a high level of creative design, research and development, and technical proficiency. Dwaal has a reputation for advocating for the end-user while considering the broader goals of the project. Our goal is to design lighting that will make a positive difference.
Founder/ Principal Kate Sweater has 15 years of experience in the lighting industry. She holds a Master of Science in Architectural Sciences (Lighting) from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelors of Fine Art (Furniture) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP and is an Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). She is a member of the IES Museum and Gallery Lighting Committee as well as the Brightness Committee. Kate Sweater has extensive experience with human perception of lighting, lighting for art, and lighting for spaces ranging from high-end homes and hospitality to low-income housing and public spaces.