Iris Dijkstra is the founder of Atelier LEK in Rotterdam/NL and a generalist with a broad interest in technical, architectural and (social) sustainability issues.
Iris graduatedwith a Masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Technical University of Delft (“Design for Sustainability”) and has since specialised in lighting design. In 2004 she founded Atelier LEK (Light-Energy-Color), a widely oriented, independent design company that focusses on the quality of spacial (night-time) experiences: in public spaces, and in exterior and interior architectural spaces.
Atelier LEK works at a variety of levels: developing master plans (Arnhem City Centre), illuminating architecture and art (Janskerk in Utrecht, Witte de With, Rotterdam) and designing interior lighting (Randstad head office, LantarenVenster Theatre, Library Rotterdam). Corporate identity and product design are also part of the palette of skills offered by Atelier LEK, such as the design of the Bicycle Chain for the 11 km cycling route on the RijnWaalpad and the award-winning Central Plaza in Rotterdam. Atelier LEK is further specialized in working with a range of different disciplines and stakeholders in an integrated design process to achieve the best quality and sustainability in the lighting designs realised.