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Nathan Thompson
Managing Director

Since 1975, Nathan has been working with light in many spheres, including corporate, theatrical
and music performance, manufacturing, specialist contracting, artmaking, education,and design consulting.He founded The Flaming Beacon in 1986 and over the past 30 years has driven its growth into an internationally-renowned independent architectural lighting consultancy.

Passionate about knowledge, Nathan has taught at numerous colleges and universities and presented lectures in many countries. In 2008/2009 he was the Art Foundation visiting professor at UCLA in Los Angeles, and currently teaches in the Architectural Lighting Design master’s program at Hochschule Wismar, Germany.

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

photo: Ponch Hawkes