Lighting designer Emily Dufner has transferred from Arup’s Berlin office to its San Francisco location, where as an associate she will help further the firm’s lighting practice in the Americas. Dufner has spent the past 13 years working in Europe. She started with Arup in 2001 in their London office working on several public building projects and urban master plans. Dufner rejoined Arup in 2009 in its Berlin office where she led the lighting design team. (In the interim she worked for other lighting firms.) Some of the notable projects she has worked on include the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, China; the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco; St. Pancras Chambers, London; and the London 2012 Olympics Athletes Village and Olympic Lighting Design Advisor in London.

"Emily will bring new insight to the Americas from her successful career with Arup in London and Berlin," said Brian Stacy, lighting design practice leader for Arup Americas. "Her global experience puts her at the forefront of the lighting and design industry, and the experience she gained working throughout the world will benefit Arup as we continue to grow our lighting practice, focusing on world class architecture, lighting master plans and urban strategies." 

Dufner earned her Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University and a master's degree in city design and social science from the London School of Economics. In 2004 she was recognized as the Society of Light and Lighting’s 'Young Lighter of the Year'.