LAB1 is a design office that focuses on lighting and energy-related studies in buildings.
The office was founded in 2015 in Istanbul, Turkiye.

In projects which we involved as LAB1, we work on both daylighting and artificial lighting techniques integrated to achieve sustainable lighting systems.

Our designs are based on the following ideas;

— Architectural context
— Functionality
— User comfort
— Minimum usage of natural sources
— Respect to ecology
— Energy and cost efficiency

Faruk UYAN
Founder, Architect Ph.D & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1
Lecturer @ Istanbul Ozyegin University
Member @ Chamber of Architects
Member @ ATMK – Turkish National Committee on Lighting

Faruk UYAN, a Member of Turkish National Committee on Illumination, graduated from the Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Technical University in 2007 and gained a Master’s degree with his thesis which focused on ‘Sustainable lighting systems in buildings’. He studied Ph.D. thesis about the ‘renovation process of lighting systems’.

Throughout his career, Faruk Uyan, as a lighting designer, took part in many important projects such as an International Airport, Hotels, University Campuses, Museums,  Health-Care Buildings, and Residential Buildings. He presented many academic studies and papers at international congress and many of his design projects were published in design magazines.

Founder, M.A. Interior Architect & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1
Studying PhD @ Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Lecturer @ Istanbul Commerce University
Member @ Chamber of Interior Architects
Member @ ATMK – Turkish National Committee on Lighting

Graduated in Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Commerce University in 2010 and gained a Master degree with her thesis focused on ‘Lighting Quality in Work Areas’. Elif is studying in Interior Architecture PhD programme in Mimar Sinan University and she is also lecturer in Faculty of Architecture teaching “Interior Design Tecniques”.

Since 2012, Elif has been working as a lighting designer and in her portfolio she has mostly office, hotel and entertainment building projects. In 2017, her project awarded as a finalist in Lighting Design Competition in Paris, and this project has been published in a book that is named “The Future of Urban Lighting”.

Interior Architect  @ LAB.1

Graduated in Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Commerce University as an Interior Architect in 2021. Zeynep is responsible for Lighting Design Projects in LAB.1.