mondo*arc August/September 2015 - Issue 86

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As well as winning the PLDC Newcomer of the Year Award in 2013, New York City based Star Davis has worked for daylight gurus James Carpenter and Davidson Norris and now resides at Arup in her speciality, the field of daylight design She is also an adjunct instructor at Parsons School for Design, has just completed the lighting design work on the iconic, stunning (worthy of a mondo*arc cover) Fulton Centre and has the coolest name in the lighting industry… So of course she is the subject of our next Inspirations. Davis looks upward for her inspiration: “I find the most restorative and appealing scenes in the natural environment, for within this light we have evolved to thrive. The sky is an endless source of inspiration. Even the most familiar scenes have an intensity and dynamic beauty that increases in interest when viewed over time.”

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