Nicolò Brambilla CLD, IALD, IES

Senior Lighting Designer, Studio Leader

Nicolò designs lighting that is well-integrated with the architecture, enhancing the architect’s concept. He brings to his projects over fourteen years of experience in lighting. His lighting design work in Melbourne encompasses several project types from hospitality to retail to worship to sport. His clients also benefit from his experience working internationally in Milan, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia. He uses this broad base of experience to listen carefully, apply a global perspective to possible lighting solutions, and design mindfully for each project location.

Nicolò is interested in the physical as well as human factors of light. He continues to study the impact of light on emotion and well-being, and he combines this approach with years of technical lighting knowledge gained whilst practicing worldwide.

Significant Projects

  • ACMI Renewal

    Melbourne, VIC

  • Curtin University, School of Design & Built Environment Building

    Perth, WA

  • Melbourne University, Arts & Culture Building & ERC Building

    Melbourne, VIC

  • Theatre Royal Renovation

    Sydney, NSW

  • St Leonard’s College, The Leonardian Performing Arts Centre

    Brighton East, VIC

  • Ruyton Girls School Performing Arts Centre

    Kew, VIC

  • Sydney Catholic Schools Office at World Square

    Sydney, NSW

  • Arts Centre Melbourne Masterplan & State Theatre Flying System

    Melbourne, VIC

  • American University of Beirut Medical Center

    Beirut, Lebanon

  • Completed Prior to Joining Schuler Shook

  • The Chedi Andermatt

    Andermatt, Switzerland

  • Cheval Blanc Randheli Island Resort


  • Silks Place

    Tainan City, Taiwan

  • Grand Hyatt

    Dalian, China

  • Ko's Noodle Restaurant in Forbidden City

    Beijing, China

  • Hotel Indigo Wanchai

    Hong Kong

  • Domain Shopping Mall

    Hong Kong

  • Pimkie fashion stores – European lighting concept and strategy

  • Lexus Showrooms – European lighting concept and strategy

  • San Siro Meazza Soccer Stadium – pitch illumination

    Milan, Italy

  • The Church of St. Maximillian Kolbe

    Bergamo, Italy


  • MSc (Industrial Design) - University Politecnico di Milano


  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • CLD, Certified Lighting Designer
  • Illuminating Engineering Society