BMLD. Designing with light, Spain

Diagonal Mar “La terrassa del Mar”, Spain

W Hotel, Spain

Bellavista del Jardín del Norte restaurant, Spain

BMLD is an independent lighting design studio based in Barcelona and founded in 2001 by Birgit Walter; searching for the distinctive creativity within each project, accompanied by its maximum technical rigor.

With outstanding international experience of its founder and dynamism of the technical and creative team BMLD has established itself as a benchmark in the field of architectural lighting. The studio has an International scope with projects in USA, Asia, the Middle East and Europe within the fields of hospitality, commercial, museum and exhibitions, landscape and urban projects, among others. The multidisciplinary of the team allows the studio to work from the conceptual phase of the project until its execution, providing the necessary support in all phases of its development and implementation.


Based in Barcelona, the Studio brings together creative professionals in constant search for new technologies and potential applications. Our team combines artistic and scientific skills with business acuity in a balanced way: these characteristics are integrated into the project taking while accounting for the most suitable solutions, in consideration to the designs intent, costs and coherent and intelligent energy consumption.

Additionally, BMLD’s team works independently on leading projects in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Birgit Walter, Founder & Design Principal at BMLD, started her lighting design career over 20 years ago in New York City and since then has worked on outstanding projects from around the world, including: urban masterplans, landscape, hospitality, retail, museum and exhibitions spaces, among others.

In 2001 Birgit founded BMLD, an independent lighting design studio established in Barcelona, which bases its work on the search for the distinctive creativity within each project, accompanied by its maximum technical rigor.

Additionally, in the field of teaching, she has been Co-director and Professor of the Postgraduate and Master Program in Lighting Design at the Polytechnical University of Barcelona (UPC) between 2010 and 2016, she also gives lectures and is being published regularly. Birgit is currently teaching at the Posgraduate program in Elisava, Privatre Perimeters and in IED’s Master in Commercial Spaces.

Birgit is a member of the IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, and has been a cofounder of the Spanish Lighting Design Association APDI.

“The better the lighting has been designed and integrated, the less you perceive it, you see a wonderful space and feel good in it”. Birgit Walter, Founder and Creative Director of BMLD.