Zeki Kadirbeyoglu, IALD

ZKLD Light Design Studio / Founder

Zeki Kadirbeyoğlu is Turkey’s leading architectural lighting designer for over 30 years of experience. After co-founded Total Lighting INC. and worked as head of design for 19 years, he founded ZKLD Light Design Studio in 2007. Dubai office @Dubai Design District, D3 opened in 2018 in order to expand our services forward to our collaborators and clients in the region.

His key projects include Hagia Sophia, the biggest mix-use project Zorlu Center“Highly Commended” in LuxAward 2014, Emaar Square Istanbul, as well as his first in Dubai; Al Fattan Crystal Towers also known as Rixos Premium and “Istanbul 3rd Airport – Dutyfree Areas” that will open on March 2019.

Zeki is a founding member of the Turkish National Committee on Illumination ATMK, as well as a Professional Member of the IALD, has been a speaker at many national and international universities and events including PLDC 2013 Copenhagen, ILDC 2013 Shiraz, Designers with Light Forum 2015 Istanbul , Lightspace 2016 Abu Dhabi, ILDC 2017 Tehran, Istanbul Light 2018 and Pecha Kucha Dubai 2018.

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