Specialist Lighting

There is no substitute for a good lighting designer.

They add a dimension to architectural projects, which, without it, would be two-dimensional. Lighting transforms spaces, it changes the mood and the ambience of a room, it creates attention-grabbing facades and it defines the emotions of brands. It is something that is probably not as well understood as it could be and it requires an expertise that is unique.

At GAJ, we believe in bringing the client and the contractor on board at the initial stage of the process. We hold, what we call, design workshops to show them what we’re using and why we are using it. This forges a greater understanding of the process and a buy-in of the client.

Our lighting team works very closely with the design and architectural teams on projects to advise on the functional aspects of lighting as well as the aesthetic impact required by the project and by the client. Every project is different but the relationship between lighting and architecture is an enduring bond.

GEMS International School

Architecture | Interior Design | Lighting

Sharjah Art Foundation

Architecture | Interior Design | Lighting

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates

Architecture | Interior Design | Lighting

Regina Santos

Regina Santos

Associate - Specialist Lighting Designer

Having attained a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Urban Planning and a Master of Science in Architectural Lighting Design with 12 years professional experience in architecture, Regina decided to commit to her passion and specialise in lighting design which she has excelled at over the last ten years.

Regina is widely recognised for her inspirational designs and industry expertise and is often called upon to speak at lighting exhibitions and conferences in the region.

Regina’s extraordinary talent and expertise is demonstrated by her comprehensive portfolio of work, from public spaces, to hotel and residential properties to complex innovation centres.

Project highlights include: DEWA Solar Innovation Center, New York University Abu Dhabi, Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Federal National Assembly Hall, Abu Dhabi, Hilton Garden Inn MOE and West Beach Club Dubai, to name a few.

Regina contributes as an influencer of ideas continually evolving and transforming her field and creating new benchmarks for the industry.