Clementine Fletcher-Smith

    Clementine studied Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Her architectural education gave her a strong understanding of spatial experience and a rigorous design approach. She joined Speirs Major in 2005, completed an MSc in Light & Lighting at The Bartlett, UCL in 2009, and became an Associate Partner in 2014. In 2020 she was named Partner of Speirs Major.

    Light Architecture is about transformation. The coming together of the solid and the immaterial to create something that transforms perception, atmosphere and subsequently people’s behaviour.”

    She has extensive experience in designing interior and exterior lighting, as well as masterplanning projects. She applies knowledge and experience gained on one project to another and comes to each new project type without preconceptions. Clementine’s particular expertise lies in organisation and communication: to explain, persuade and create cohesion amongst the team.

    Key projects that she has worked on include a citywide strategy for Durham, which resulted in the Durham Market Square public realm project and Durham Lumiere light festival; Maggie’s Centre North East; the Jewish Community Centre in North London and The Macallan whisky distillery in Speyside.

    I hope to inspire other women that they can have a young family and a great career too; to help our younger designers to develop into great designers; and to make SPEIRS MAJOR a great place that people love to work.”