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.
Following his degree in Architecture at the University of Sheffield, Alvin developed an interest in lighting design whilst working in Architecture practices in London and the Philippines, particularly on detail intensive high end projects where his awareness and appreciation of light materiality and the interplay of natural and artificial light began. He went on to acquire a Master’s degree in Light and Lighting with distinction from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Alvin joined SEAM in 2012 as a lighting designer. Since then, he has added to his professional portfolio extensive experience in urban design, hospitality and high-end residential design. His experience within both the architecture and lighting professions is a proven asset to project realisation. Alvin is also an accomplished musician in the violin as well as viola and has performed professionally; he is also an avid student of martial arts. His keen sensibilities in visual composition and orchestration comes through in his graphic skills and visual narrative, and through his ability to synthesise and distil strong conceptual development in each project.
Surrounded by rich cultural heritage and design on the Iberian peninsula, Javier is an architect with special interest and academic background in historic preservation and restoration from ETSA Universidad de Navarra and began his PhD studies in architectural heritage at the Univeridad Politecnica de Madrid. After several years of delivering private projects in Spain and working as a 3D visualiser, Javi moved to SEAM in early 2014 where he has been a key project manager while cultivating a technical interest and knowledge in lighting, lighting design and interactive light art. An interest in theatre and music, stemming from his experience as a performer himself, fostered a sensitivity and curiosity for the behaviour of light and the desire to shape light within a space. His proficiency as a visualiser is well-utilised during the design phases for both testing and validation of our proposals. An acute attention to detail has been developed from direct site supervision and delivery on projects ranging from art installations all the way to large complex mixed use projects in the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East.
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. 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 studio.
Ash comes from an architectural background having graduated from Central Saint Martins with a 1st for his bachelors and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL with a distinction for his masters. Joining SEAM to expand his understanding of the craft of lighting within architecture, he is able to draw upon his previous experience of residential and cultural projects to find innovative possibilities and approaches to integrating lighting into projects. Experience in exhibition design has honed Ash's eye for detail and narrative when approaching work with key attention to how opportunities for lighting can enhance the user's understanding and experience of architectural space. Alongside his work with SEAM he maintains active relationships with various London universities like The Bartlett - UCL, Central Saint Martins and London Metropolitan, teaching media workshops and participating on design crit panels and reviews.