Nathan Thompson
Design Director | Principal

Since 1975 Nathan has worked with light in many fields, including corporate, theatrical and music performance, manufacturing, specialist contracting, art making, education, and design consulting. He founded The Flaming Beacon as a broader lighting practice in the mid 80s and has driven its transformation into a purely independent architectural lighting consulting company over the past 25 years.

Passionate about knowledge, Nathan has taught at various colleges and universities, as well as presenting lectures at universities and conferences in many countries. In 2008/2009 he was the Art Foundation visiting professor at UCLA in Los Angeles, and he is currently teaching in the Architectural Lighting Design master's degree program at Hochschule Wismar, Germany.

Nathan is a professional member of the IALD and a Fellow of the IES.

photo: Ponch Hawkes