Yuko’s first exposure to architectural lighting was a concept design she worked on during her senior year. Collaborating with a group of scenic and lighting design students, they designed a sculpture made in steel and light to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Since entering this new field, she has been passionate about bringing her theatrical approach into architectural works, and is grateful for the opportunity to learn about this different world of lighting design through assisting senior designers at HLD everyday.
Born in Japan and raised in Southeast Asia, Yuko enjoys introducing parts of her multicultural background and knowledge into her work, and looks forward to opportunities to further diversify and expand these experiences in her professional career.
About Hartranft Lighting Design
Now with more than 100 years’ collective experience and 2000+ projects inform our approach to responsible lighting design solutions, Hartranft Lighting Design applies specialized expertise to help architects, developers and owners realize their vision of commercial, institutional, and mixed-use spaces. Hartranft Lighting Design is a woman-owned business (WBE) with offices in Charlotte, Boston and Washington, DC.