Pavlina Akritas


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Pavlina Akritas
Job Title: 
Associate Lighting Designer
Company or Organization: 
Arup
Pavlina has over 12 years’ experience working in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of international projects. Her specialism is in the design of daylight and electric lighting systems in museums and gallery spaces. Completed projects in Pavlina’s portfolio include the London Aquatic Centre for the 2012 Olympics, the Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, the Galleries of the Islamic World at the British Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She's won numerous awards for her work and in June 2017 she was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35 by the Telegraph and in May 2018 one of the 40 Under 40 Young Lighting Designers globally. More recently, she was selected by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards as one of the 100 Most Influential Women Leaders in Engineering UK and Europe 2019. She is one of the protagonist of ‘This Is Engineering’ campaign which seeks to rebrand engineering for people aged 13-18.