Designers

What’s different about MBL? It begins with a powerful, diverse team.

MBL is a team of dedicated, creative professionals with diverse industry experience: architecture, interior design, theatre and film production all inspire the team’s design philosophy and approach.

MBL’s core team of seasoned lighting designers leads the charge on a full range of project types and scales, collaborating if required with an in-house electrical/ electronic engineering team of over 80 people strong.

 

Stephen Kaye

MFALD, IALD, Vice President

Now Vice President of Mulvey & Banani Lighting, Stephen launched his career in the arts and architecture, gravitating quickly towards lighting design. Stephen has worked on notable projects including the Deloitte Tower, Montreal, Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture and Land...

Now Vice President of Mulvey & Banani Lighting, Stephen launched his career in the arts and architecture, gravitating quickly towards lighting design. Stephen has worked on notable projects including the Deloitte Tower, Montreal, Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design, Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment, Delta Hotel, Toronto and the Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto. A seasoned project manager, Stephen’s combined studio arts and design education bring depth and drama to his approach to lighting.

Alan McIntosh

B.A., IALD, MIES, Senior Associate

Alan is a master of large scale and logistically complex lighting installations. His portfolio includes the Vaughan Mills Centre PXL Gallery, Canada Life Weather Beacon, Niagara Falls and Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination projects, Mega Parc, Quebec City, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, and Google Waterloo- Phase I. His ca...

Alan is a master of large scale and logistically complex lighting installations. His portfolio includes the Vaughan Mills Centre PXL Gallery, Canada Life Weather Beacon, Niagara Falls and Prince Edward Viaduct Illumination projects, Mega Parc, Quebec City, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, and Google Waterloo- Phase I. His career sprung from studies in the dramatic arts and work in the theatre business in a multitude of technical roles including lighting and audio visual/multi-media direction, design and operation.

Shaya Riazi

MA, IESNA, ASSOCIATE

Shaya is multi-disciplinary designer, drawing from a richly layered background in lighting, interior and industrial design. She has worked internationally on projects in Qatar, Dubai and Tehran. Project highlights at Mulvey & Banani Lighting to date include the redevelopment for the Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto, Friday Harbour Reso...

Shaya is multi-disciplinary designer, drawing from a richly layered background in lighting, interior and industrial design. She has worked internationally on projects in Qatar, Dubai and Tehran. Project highlights at Mulvey & Banani Lighting to date include the redevelopment for the Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto, Friday Harbour Resort, Innisfil and The One, Toronto.

Alex Müller

Senior Lighting Designer

Alex studied and practiced architecture and interior design before transitioning to a focus on lighting design. Her extensive experience with retail and commercial space design enriches her approach to lighting in these sectors. Alex has special expertise with lighting audits and retrofits, as well as audio visual production....

Alex studied and practiced architecture and interior design before transitioning to a focus on lighting design. Her extensive experience with retail and commercial space design enriches her approach to lighting in these sectors. Alex has special expertise with lighting audits and retrofits, as well as audio visual production.

Palma Gatti

B.Arch.Sc., Senior Lighting Designer

As a graduate of Ryerson University’s Bachelor of Architectural Science and Lighting Design certification program, Palma’s expertise in building science and energy efficiency is a valuable attribute to the MBL team. Palma applies dual passions for technical detail and innovative lighting design to projects across all scales...

As a graduate of Ryerson University’s Bachelor of Architectural Science and Lighting Design certification program, Palma’s expertise in building science and energy efficiency is a valuable attribute to the MBL team. Palma applies dual passions for technical detail and innovative lighting design to projects across all scales.

Ashwin Coelho

B.Arch., MLD, Lighting Designer

Ashwin Coelho is a lighting designer who joined Mulvey & Banani Lighting after a successful career working at a lighting design studio in Belgium, which allowed him to gain experience in designing and execution of international projects in various European countries. Before acquiring a master's degree in Lighting Design and LED ...

Ashwin Coelho is a lighting designer who joined Mulvey & Banani Lighting after a successful career working at a lighting design studio in Belgium, which allowed him to gain experience in designing and execution of international projects in various European countries. Before acquiring a master's degree in Lighting Design and LED Technology from Politecnico Di Milano University, Milan, Italy, Ashwin received a Bachelor of Architecture from Mumbai University, India, his home country, where he originally practiced lighting design. Since joining the MBL team, Ashwin applied his knowledge to practice, designing architectural lighting solutions for multi-sector projects of all scales.

Gillian Wright

MFALD, B.I.D, IESNA, LIGHTING DESIGNER

Gillian has a dual education in lighting and interior design, and she applies these two areas of expertise to all projects at MBL. Joining MBL in early 2020, Gillian is a graduate of Ryerson (B.I.D), and The New School, Parsons School of Design....

Gillian has a dual education in lighting and interior design, and she applies these two areas of expertise to all projects at MBL. Joining MBL in early 2020, Gillian is a graduate of Ryerson (B.I.D), and The New School, Parsons School of Design.

Joseph Patrick

BFA, LC, IESNA, Lighting Designer

Joseph draws from a combined technical and artistic expertise gained as a theatrical arts lighting designer and as an architectural luminaire technician on the manufacturing side. Joseph inspired students as teacher of “Entertainment Lighting Design” at his alma mater, Ryerson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine A...

Joseph draws from a combined technical and artistic expertise gained as a theatrical arts lighting designer and as an architectural luminaire technician on the manufacturing side. Joseph inspired students as teacher of “Entertainment Lighting Design” at his alma mater, Ryerson University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance: Production and a Certificate in Architectural Lighting Design.

Karla Campos

Lighting Designer

Karla studied and practiced architectural engineering before she began her lighting design career. Karla has expertise with various softwares that allow her to bring her lighting design concepts to life. Joining Mulvey & Banani Lighting in 2022, Karla is a graduate from Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico....

Karla studied and practiced architectural engineering before she began her lighting design career. Karla has expertise with various softwares that allow her to bring her lighting design concepts to life. Joining Mulvey & Banani Lighting in 2022, Karla is a graduate from Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico.

Osvaldo Sepulveda

IESNA, JR. ASSOC. IALD, Lighting Designer

Osvaldo brings a unique skill set to the MBL team having recently completed studies in lighting design coupled with a background in film as a lighting technician and camera assistant. Osvaldo has been mentored by accredited cinematographers and has also taught ‘lighting for film’ at Humber College, Toronto. Projects with MBL...

Osvaldo brings a unique skill set to the MBL team having recently completed studies in lighting design coupled with a background in film as a lighting technician and camera assistant. Osvaldo has been mentored by accredited cinematographers and has also taught ‘lighting for film’ at Humber College, Toronto. Projects with MBL include the Niagara Falls Illumination Project, La Tour Des Canadiens, Montreal, Hoggs Hollow Residence, Toronto and ScotiaBank Call Centre, Toronto.

Sahil Lotia

MPSL, Lighting Designer

Sahil joined Mulvey & Banani Lighting in the fall of 2020, and is an integral part of the lighting design team. Sahil’s lighting design skill set is enriched by his technical knowledge from work on the product/system applications and manufacturing side; additionally he has mastered several light modelling software tools. Sahil...

Sahil joined Mulvey & Banani Lighting in the fall of 2020, and is an integral part of the lighting design team. Sahil’s lighting design skill set is enriched by his technical knowledge from work on the product/system applications and manufacturing side; additionally he has mastered several light modelling software tools. Sahil’s early career focus on mechanical engineering adds a unique layer of building systems intel to his work.