Adam Grater

Adam Grater - Lighting Designer

Adam is the Managing Director and Founding Partner of DHA Design Services, a leading lighting design consultancy based in London, established with theatre lighting designer David Hersey in 1988.

Date of Birth:            20.05.56             

Nationality:               British

Education:                Foundation Studies Central School Of Art And Design 1976-1978.

                                 Harrison Prize For Applied Art.

                                 BA Hons Visual Communication, LCP London 1983.


Member of the Association Of Lighting Designers.

Countries of Work Experience includes United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe, UAE, Dubai, Oman, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, United States.

Languages : English (native) French (passable).

DHA was established by Adam and David to bring their experience of theatrical lighting into architecture and events. The company established an international reputation in Las Vegas, at the Mirage and Treasure Island hotels, and later at the Bellagio. The company’s portfolio has since expanded to include hotels, resorts and corporate interiors in the Middle East, China and India.

The company also specialises in museum, gallery and exhibition lighting and provides Lighting Design Consultancy Services for many design companies and leading architects. These include;

Casson Mann, Event Communications, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Real Studios, KCA, Design PM, Softroom, MUMA Architects, Howarth Tomkins Architects, Terry Farrel & Partners Architects, Eva Jericna Architects, Metaphor, John Csaky Associates, Pringle Brandon Architects, WEA Architects, WATG Architects, & Wynn Design.

DHA also provide Lighting Design and Conservation advice to the V&A, The Royal Academy, The Science Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The British Museum, The Mary Rose Trust and The Jersey Heritage Trust.

As well as designing many museum and multi-media schemes, Adam has lit concert artists from Blondie to Stevie Wonder, theatre productions in London's West End & Europe and designed the schemes for the British Pavilions at World Expos in Canada, Spain, Korea & Portugal.

Adam’s lighting design experience includes:

The London Transport Museum - Covent Garden, The Glasgow Museum of Transport (Riverside project), New Dioramas Gallery - NMNS Taiwan, Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum London, the National Museum - Dubai, the Imperial War Museum    of the North - Manchester, Magna Science Centre - Rotherham, the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club Horse Racing Museum, In Flanders’ Fields Museum - Ieper , Marketing    Suites for Heron International, Our Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Jersey Maritime Museum - St Helier, David Bowie at the V&A, British Pavilions for Expos – Vancouver 1988, Seville 1992, Korea 1993 & Lisbon 1998, Macau Pavilion - Lisbon 1998, Irish Pavilion - Milan 2015, U534 - Liverpool. National Cold War Museum             RAF Cosford, Flightpath - RAF Duxford, The King Abdullah Centre for Atomic and    Renewable Energy - Riyadh, The Roman Baths - Bath, the Jewel Tower - Westminster, The Bahrain National Charter Monument - Bahrain, KOC Oil Museum - Kuwait, IKEA Museum - Sweden and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.

Adam’s Design Awards include:

Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Lighting Design Awards 2015

Mary Rose Museum, Lighting Design Awards 2014

Riverside Museum, Lighting Design Awards 2012

Imperial War Museum of the North, Manchester, Lighting Design Awards 2003

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, Award of Merit IALD Awards 2003

and also Lighting Design Awards 2002


For the full list of all of DHA’s work and awards see

Contact method Details
Work phone

020 7939 0920

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