New York City and London have been her professional bases for a diverse international design experience including private residences, restaurants, hotels, corporate interiors, museums, retail and large scale luxury lifestyle developments located in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Marci has applied her training as an architect to specialist lighting design for the past 15 years. Independently and as a Senior Designer at renown award-winning international lighting consultancies, she led projects from concept design to completion. She has taught graduate level architecture studio at her alma mater - Penn Design at University of Pennsylvania, also at Boston Architectural College and formerly a Board of Trustees member of Architecture for Humanity - UK Chapter. As Founding Director of SEAM, Marci oversees the current international portfolio which ranges from art installations, high-end residences, and large mixed-use developments. She manages a talented and diverse team of experienced designers from product and graphic design, lighting, interiors and architecture to expand the lighting design division of the studio.
With an architectural background that includes the delivery of large scale projects, award-winning designs and successful design competitions, Emory brings strong design skills seasoned by on-site construction experience and project delivery to SEAM. He is a Director of SEAM Design since 2013. Following five years of experience in New York, he attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design graduating with distinction before moving to London to work with internationally acclaimed Foreign Office Architects and subsequently with FOA director Farshid Moussavi to launch FMA in 2010. During this period, he was responsible for managing the successful design competitions and project development for Nanterre Residential Complex in La Défense-Paris and Watermark West Quay in Southampton as well as construction administration of Ravensbourne College in Greenwich. As Director of SEAM, Emory's extensive experience as project manager is used to facilitate the coordination between lighting design and the various design interfaces within a project. A craftsman and perfectionist by nature, he also enjoys designing bespoke furniture and installations.
With an insatiable appetite for the diverse cultural offerings of international travel, Aticha’s explorative nature widens her awareness and sharpens her discernment of lifestyle trends, fashion, and the visual arts which has become the framework for her design approach. Aticha (Fai) Padungruengkit is an interior design architect and lighting designer with international experience in hospitality and lifestyle projects across Asia. Upon completion of a Master in Lighting from the Bartlett School of Architecture, she joined SEAM to apply both her professional experience and high-level design skills. As a Senior Designer at SEAM, her sensitivity in design is measured carefully against the realities of project delivery and a desire to create memorable places making her design input an invaluable asset to the team. Aticha is now based in Thailand leads our Bangkok studio.
Fluent in English, French and German, having lived worked professionally in North America and Europe, Christina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a designer, project manager and researcher in the design world to SEAM. After the completion of her Master of Arts in Architecture at Hochschule Wismar, she has applied her background in architecture and interior design to her 8 years of professional experience in Lighting Design. An acute attention to detail and creative design and delivery process have been developed from conceptualisation to direct site supervision and execution on projects ranging from art installations all the way to large complex mixed use urban development in the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East. She has joined SEAM in 2017 as a Senior Designer and Project Manager whilst continuing to cultivate her strong interest in design experimentation that pushes the boundaries of architectural lighting, illuminated environments and interactive light art. She is also on the Board of Directors for CLUE - Community Lighting for the Urban Environment and was a finalist for the prestigious SLL Young Lighter of the Year 2015 for emergent designers.
Cenan Afsarpour is a recent graduate of Central St Martin’s architectural department. He joins SEAM as a Part 1 Architect and junior designer to hone his skills in architecture and lighting with an interest in applying design sensitivity from a functional and cultural approach to spatial design and how the merging of lighting and architecture affect environments. He has a strong interest in installations, exhibition design and theatrical set design which he exercises in developing creative solutions on small architectural to large scale masterplan projects and also in the development of products and bespoke lighting installations.
Originally from Beijing China, Revan Li is a recent graduate of Central St Martin’s architectural department. He joins SEAM as a Part 1 Architect and junior designer to hone his design skills in architecture and lighting design with an interest in applying his representation skills and sensitivity to light and shadow and how they affect environments. His strong interest in environmental design and concept art have fostered a unique style of digital art and visualisation. His hands-on approach and interests in analysis through computer modelling and physical mock-ups allows for substantiated design solutions.
Beatrice graduated as an architect at Mendrisio Academy of Architecture (Switzerland), where she received both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Architecture. During her academic studies she was privileged to interact with internationally acclaimed architects and worked on projects of various typologies located in different cultural contexts which trained her as a professional able to investigate about the contemporary needs of architecture.
Her passion for lighting began in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) when, during her architectural internship, she was actively involved in the design of a temporary installation for the Amsterdam Light Festival. Feeling to deepen her knowledge in the field, she attended the Master in Lighting Design and LED Technology at Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
She strongly believes that lighting design should not be seen as a mere decoration but instead as an integral part of how people interact with the architectural environment.
She joined SEAM as a Junior Lighting Designer in 2019, following the completion of her Master’s degree.