Trần Văn Thành
Ho Chi Minh City
Dr Trần Văn Thành is the first Vietnamese professional lighting designer who has been actively recognized internationally. He is the founder and creative mind behind the award-winning lighting design practice ASA Studios, a leading Vietnamese professional company, well known for the lighting of Dragon Bridge in Danang that won prestigious IALD Lighting Design Award in 2012.
Dr Thành is originally trained as an architect, and then pursued his passion with lighting design in Germany and UK. He holds a PhD in Lighting and the Built Environment from The Cass School of Art & Design, London. Dr Thanh worked with several renowned lighting design practices in Europe before setting up ASA Studios in Vietnam.
He is also a keen researcher in lighting and architecture, is visiting lecturer, speaker, jury, and postgraduate reader in universities, conferences, and design competition in Vietnam and the region. He is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.