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Kathryn Sweater Hickcox holds a Master of Science in Lighting (MS) from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Kate's company DWAAL is a custom architectural lighting fixture design studio located in … Read More
Kathryn Sweater Hickcox holds a Master of Science in Lighting (MS) from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Kate's company DWAAL is a custom architectural lighting fixture design studio located in New York, USA and the Hague Netherlands. Dwaal focuses on design and technology to make beautiful long-lasting fixtures that are energy efficient and clever.

Kate is also part of the interdisciplinary design team INTER. Inter lies somewhere between object and space, focusing on lighting and acoustical design but considering the entire space.

Previous to Dwaal, Kate worked as a Senior Research Specialist at the LRC, with responsibilities including research and testing of LED and solid-state lighting systems and technologies, as well as supporting the application of lighting technologies through education and design.
Specialties: Architectural lighting design, Lighting fixture engineering and design, Lighting research with focus in application, Rendering (3D modeling, light modeling software), Light measurement and calibration, Light art installations, Illustration, Managing projects Read Less
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