For Gabby, lighting design has always been magical because of its ability to tell the story of a building, transform a space, enhance the human experience, and highlight cultural influences.
With eight years of experience in the design industry, she uses her background and personal experiences as the essence of her design. Gabby has a Bachelor of Science and a License in Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil and has achieved her Master’s in Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. Gabby has lived in Brazil, Switzerland, New York City and currently, Los Angeles, and has traveled around the world exploring different cultures, people, architecture, and design approaches.
With a background in Urbanism, she is able to analyze the project in association to where it is located, understanding how people will interact with the space, their values and culture. With a background in Architecture, she is able to comprehend and react to carefully designed spaces. With Interior Design as past work experiences she is able to observe details and collaborate with ideas to create subtle interactions between light and space. This unique diversity of disciplines together help her design memorable spaces.
Her experience as a designer includes an internship with the renowned architect Frank Gehry, where she learned from an architectural perspective how to work on unique projects that needed to be executed with the highest standards. Her experience as a lighting designer includes a diverse range of projects in hospitality, high-end residences, offices, mixed use, retail, parks and performing arts in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Relevant projects include: Downtown Commons Sacramento/ Kimpton Hotel in Sacramento, Music Center Plaza in Downtown LA, Blackfriars Hotel in London, Dreamland Resort in China, Great Park Neighborhood in Orange County, Ritz Carlton Bacara Hotel in Santa Barbara.
Gabby’s experience as well as her background allow her to design spaces that seamlessly integrate lighting, architecture and urban environments. Always seeking for creativity, beauty, functionality and comfort, she aims to design quality and meaningful lighting projects that satisfy the client, have a collaborative effort between multidisciplinary teams and have a positive impact in the surrounding neighborhood.