Tammy Wu, Senior Lighting Designer

Tammy Wu LEED AP

Senior Lighting Designer

Tammy Wu joined The Lighting Practice’s New York team in 2021 as a Senior Lighting Designer. She previously worked as an Associate and Senior Lighting Designer for two prominent New York City lighting design firms. Tammy has designed interior and exterior lighting solutions for academic, corporate, exhibit and museum, performing arts venues, and private residences. With a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and as a LEED Accredited Professional, she is experienced in designing high efficiency lighting and daylight harvesting systems.

What is your favorite aspect of light?
My favorite aspect of light is that it is intangible.

What motivates and inspires you?
What motivates me is when I see people care. When people care, that means there is love and that inspires me to be a better person.

If you could only have one mode of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Walking would be the one. It is stress relieving and free!

If you had everyone over to your house for dinner, what would you prepare?
I would order Tibetan food for delivery. I live in a neighborhood where there is a Tibetan community, and it is usually a nice treat for people who travel over.


Master of Architecture - University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Architecture - Tunghai University, Taiwan

Credentials & Affiliations

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Member;
  • IESNYC Brandston Grant Judge, 2016
  • The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) – Member