Mayar Zamzam

Lighting Design Intern

Completing her final year in the Architectural Engineering major at Lawrence Technological University, Mayar has a unique dual specialization in lighting design and structural engineering.

During the first three years of university studies, she remained convinced that the structural discipline was the best fit – and then she took a lighting course. It was during this course that Mayar began to wonder if lighting design might allow her to continue to apply her love of mathematics while also exercising her artistic side.

“I realized that lighting uses the left and right sides of my brain, combining the creativity of designing and selecting the best fixtures with computing the necessary parameters to ensure they are a good fit. Although structural makes the building stand up, the actual experience people have with the building relies heavily on the lighting techniques. I decided to apply for a real-world internship in lighting design and explore this further.”

Active on campus, Mayar was elected President of Student Government after serving on the Student Senate for one year and held board member positions in the Architectural Engineering Society and the Illuminating Engineering Society. She is currently involved in the Engineering National Society, Tau Beta Pi, as well as the Steel Bridge Design Competition. She spends her summers in Egypt to spend time with family members who reside there, as well as taking the opportunity to be introduced to architecture from another country.

“One thing I have noticed about the team at Schuler Shook is that everyone really loves what they do and are excited to teach me fundamentals of lighting design. I am looking forward to learning how I can make a difference in the environment of any building I work on, and how to find creative solutions for different building designs.”