Luke Renwick

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“Lighting can inspire,” declares Luke, who is no doubt inspired by it himself. “It can create a visual and interactive identity, help people through buildings, and act as tool for amazing and important tasks,” he says, ticking off several notable examples. “Light is critical to people, and therefore critical to the spaces we design for them.” Luke jokes that he walks around straining his neck, looking up at lighting everywhere he goes, and is always on the lookout for inspiration in other forms of art and design. While Luke professes an “unhealthy love for my hometown sports teams” like the Pittsburgh Steelers, he and his wife are happy to have called the Detroit area their home. “We not only love the state, it has become a place where we have made life-long friendships and joined an unbelievable church community that will shape the rest of our lives,” he says.