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Mark Sutton Vane

Mark Sutton Vane MSLL
Director and Principal, Sutton Vane Associates


Mark Sutton Vane took a degree in Architecture then designed theatre lighting and laser light shows. In 1989, using his architectural experience he moved into architectural lighting design and established the London based lighting consultancy Sutton Vane Associates in 1995.

Sutton Vane Associates has designed the lighting for schemes all over the UK and around the world. Mark wrote the lighting master plan and then designed the lighting for the London 2012 Olympic Park, his designs were so successful that he is the London 2012 Legacy Ambassador for Lighting. He also lit the Crown Jewels for HM the Queen, Magna Carta, York Minster and many other high profile projects. Mark regularly lectures about lighting design and its importance. He supports lighting design education. The practice places emphasis on sustainable lighting, telling the story of the project through light and meeting the needs of the client and users.