/ Lead Designer
Ricardo Lopes is the founder of the Amaro de Araujo Lopes Higher Education Institute (IADAL).Until July 21, he was coordinator of the postgraduate course in lighting and interior design and of the higher education courses in Photography and Audiovisual Production, as well as a professor at Universidade Estácio de Sá. Master in health, Laboratory Medicine and Forensic Technology from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Judge, in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, online by IESNA – Illuminating Engineering Society of North America – in a global lighting design competition. Member of Residence Lighting (voting member) and recommendations consultant for IESNA Security Lighting. Judge, in 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 of the Marques de Sapucaí access group carnival. In 2020 and 2022 he was a judge at the Vitória/ES access group carnival. The last book he collaborated on was about property security lighting issued by IES. He was featured in the 2023 Interlight book collection and special edition.
Ricardo Lopes began his professional activities at Philips do Brasil S/A in 1977. He left Philips in 1992 and joined Osram Cia de Lâmpadas Elétricas as a commercial representative until 1999. In 1999 he graduated in technology in Interior Design from the University. Estácio de Sá (UNESA). In 2000, at the request of UNESA, he created, together with architect Mariangela de Moura, the first postgraduate course in Lighting Projects. Some projects such as Rock in Rio (2001 – with Peter Gasper), Super boxes for the Rio carnival by Rio magazine, Samba e Carnaval (1992), Wedding cake lighting with Regina Rodrigues (1999), AQUA BAIRRO technical certification by consultancy for Ilha Pura (RJ), Maracanãzinho lighting project (by General Electric do Brasil – GE), Training Center 2, Ninho do Urubu of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo and the Estádio de São Januario of the Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama.