Richard Wang got a Master degree from the Illuminating and Engineering Department, Fudan University in 1995. After his graduation he joined Philips Lighting China, as a professional sale engineer. During his nearly 10-years’ experience in Philips Lighting, he has been working as outdoor product manager, Road Lighting Channel Manager and Marketing Director of BU Luminaires, China.
After 2004，he left Philips Lighting, went back to his hometown to learn how to make Keemun black-tea and became a tea-maker.
In 2007, encouraged by the LED lighting revolution in lighting industry, he went back Shanghai1and set up ATL Lighting Studio. He aimed to be a professional lighting consultant in China, when most of lighting consultants were coming from Europe, North America or Taiwan and HK. In 2012 he became one of the first 100 registered senior lighting designers approved by China Illuminating Engineering Society (CIES).
In ATL Lighting, Richard Wang led his team to complete a lot of projects, mostly in East China. He is one of the few designers who began to design with LED lighting in interior space when traditional lighting products were still dominating the market. Some of the projects, such as Wuxi Lingshan Buddha Palace, Suzhou Wang Xiao Hui Gallery, became very famous in China. He had won many Lighting Awards in China from 2009.
Yr. 2009 First Prize in Interior Lighting segment CIES with Wuxi Lingshan Buddha Palace
Yr. 2013 First Prize in Interior Lighting segment CIES with Wuxi Five-seals Mandala
Yr. 2014 Second Prize in Interior Lighting segment CIES with Suzhou Wang Xiao Hui Gallery
Yr. 2016 Bronze Prize in Interior Lighting Segment award from AALD with Wuxi Paramita Hotel and International Conference Center
Yr. 2017 Bronze Prize in Architecture Lighting segment award from AALD with Wuxi Nia Hua Wan Zen Town
Yr. 2017 First Prize in Interior Lighting segment CIES with Nnajing Niu Shou Mountain Usnisa Palace
Yr. 2019, First Prize in Interior Lighting segment CIES Qufu Nishan Confusion Place.
Yr. 2021 Second Prize in Architecture Lighting from Shanghai Illuminating Engineer Society (SIES) with Nanjing Jinling Town.
In 2019, Richard Wang won the Excellence Award from IES with interior lighting design of Qufu Nishan Confusion Palace project. And in 2022, he won the Excellence Award from IALD with the interior lighting design of Guan Yin Altar project.
*CIES (China Illuminating Engineering Society)
**AALD (Asia Association Lighting Designers)