In 2011 Mauricio Lopez founded ml studio, inc, an art and lighting design firm with the mission of providing personalized attention to all projects under the principles of a boutique design practice. With his architectural and art backgrounds, Mauricio specialized in lighting design working at award winning firms in New York. His creativity, technical knowledge and management experience are a rare combination of skills that he applies to any design, such as Bank Leumi Retail Branch with GKV architects, recognized with a 2014 Award of Merit by the Illuminating Engineering Society, the New Beauty Apothecary at Harrods, London with HMKM Architects or the luxury residences at 12 E 13 St in New York.
Mauricio’s award winning artwork has been commissioned for public art installations including the New York MTA, Arts for Transit. The diverse backgrounds let ml studio bring a holistic approach to any project, formulating creative design solutions that are socially and environmentally conscious. No matter if it is lighting or art, ml studio approaches them with creative sensitivity.
ml studio is based in New York City. Since it’s inception flexibility was the key, bringing in consultants on an as-needed basis to meet our project requirements, accommodate to our client’s needs, and offer competitive and flexible services.
ml studio, inc. is a minority owned business certified by New York City and New York State.
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ml studio has an understanding of the architectural design process and capacity to visualize, as well as to communicate effectively with architects, interior designers and end-users, helping the design team by providing a holistic lighting design. ml studio’s sensitivity to architecture, interior design and landscape is summarized in this simple equation:
ml studio has collaborated with world re-known architects and designers in a wide variety of lighting design projects including hospitality, retail, residential, institutional and corporate, and around the world in places like: United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.
Whether it is a quiet lighting solution that integrates seamlessly with the architecture, or a sculptural lighting statement, ml studio's artistic sensitivity and architectural background are used to conceive and develop customized and innovative lighting solutions
Energy regulations are changing at a rapid rate. ml studio can help you comply with the applicable power density requirements and define strategies to conserve energy with smart building controls and solutions. From integrating daylight into the architecture to automatic control systems for the electric lighting
ml studio assists clients with light level calculations to comply with local regulations and industry standards. Each space is analyzed carefully with the understanding that the perception of brightness and comfort goes beyond the actual lighting measurements