Trần Văn Thành

Ho Chi Minh City

Dr. Trần Văn Thành is considered Vietnam’s pioneering professional lighting designer, founder and director of ASA Studios Lighting Design, a leader in its field, well-known for their creative work for the Dragon Bridge (Danang) which won the prestigious IALD Lighting Design Award in 2012. Originally trained as an architect, Dr. Thành later pursued his passion with lighting design in Germany and UK, holding a PhD in Lighting & the Built Environment from The Cass School of Art & Design, London. He has been involved in numerous world-class projects such as the Mercedes Benz Museum with UN Studios, the Heydar Aliyev Center with Zaha Hadid Architects, the Crossrail Canary Wharf with Foster and Partners. In Vietnam, he recently completed the lighting for Deutsches Haus (HCMC); and several high-end hospitality projects such as the Intercontinental Phu Quoc Resort andthe Mezz at Sofitel Saigon. Recognized internationally, Dr. Thành is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and a lighting consultant for global luxury chains such as Accor, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt. He is also a keen researcher in lighting and architecture, a visiting lecturer, speaker, jury, and postgraduate reader in several universities, conferences, and design competitions in Vietnam and the South East Asian region.


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