Roberto Serra is the founder and creative director of Through Light.
As an eclectic lighting designer, he combines an innate passion and sensibility for design with a deep understanding of the physics of light and a responsible concern for sustainability. This combination allows his designs to be inspiring and reliable at the same time, while his practical approach and attention to detail ensure his lighting schemes are implemented efficiently in full collaboration with the contractors in order to achieve a smooth and coordinated effort during construction.
Roberto’s academic education was undertaken first at the University of Genoa, Italy, where he obtained the Laurea Magistrale in Electrical Engineering (LM 107/110, equivalent to MSc) and then in London, where he attained the LET Lighting Diploma from the University of Southbank and he was awarded best student of the year.
After one year of experience as junior designer at engineering Studio Rocca-Bacci in Genoa, Roberto moved to London where he has been working in design consultancies since 2001, first in engineering firm BDSP Partnership and then in lighting design and supply firm Light IQ, where as Associate Director he coordinated the design team and gave essential strategic support to the directors.
Relevant projects include the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, Project Lateral in London, Central Market in Abu Dhabi, Rocksalt in Folkestone Harbour, Chelsea Creek in London and a wide variety of residential schemes, including several barn conversions and garden lighting projects.
Roberto is a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting and Affiliate Member of CIBSE and he enjoyed lecturing at the KLC School of Interior Design in Chelsea Harbour and Hampton Court Palace, London, between 2009 and 2013.