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Milena is a licensed Architect with MS in Lighting,  specialized in holistic healing with lighting.

17 years of practicing lighting inspired by Nature, breathable, transparent, and luminous;

dozen of pilot applications simulating natural conditions of Nature light to restore people; 

using lighting as a tool to calm and relax spaces, for people to self-center and begin to heal.

Fascinated with living things and natural environments, and with inter-connected flow of spaces and people; Milena studied and integrated knowledge from far-out disciplines as Biomimicry, Biophysics, Quantum Physics, Psychology, and Consciousness to help people stay healthy in body, mind, soul. 

Upon receiving her Master in Architecture, Milena studied at the Lighting Research Center, RPI in

Troy, NY;  where she learned about light technologies, design, physics, human factors, and to work with social responsibility for human health.  She certified as Architect in CA in 1998, and received her MS in Lighting from the LRC in 2001.

Milena persistently pursued Healthy Lighting and making environments healthier for people,

publishing papers, presenting at conferences, teaching at universities, and practicing lighting.

Back in 2003 she created the first pilot application of circadian lighting or Biomimicry modeled

by Nature's principles of health; in 2005 she published on the Visual, Circadian, and Perceptual systems; in 2009 she introduced lighting Bio-Dynamics and advised Philips Lighting to pursue 

light and health markets. She is the culprit who advocated for smart wireless controls, and then

found new insights by observing Nature's light unifying, loving, and subdued spirit; reversing 

course and recommending simplicity, fewer controls, and less is more in lighting for wellbeing.

Milena , stayed focused on People's wellbeing and in designing lighting applications, invariably she asked the question "What is in it for People?", advising industry to base decisions on human health.

She taught as Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension, University of Oregon, and is Courtesy Faculty at

Oregon State University OSU, in Corvallis OR where she resides. Her teachings are on Lighting Biomimicry and design solutions inspired by Nature. From 2015 to 2017 she was a judge for

Lighting Strategies, affiliated with LEDs magazine,  evaluating new LED products and controls. 

Her work experience is as diverse as her research studies. She worked for architectural design firms, for Johnson Controls, Traxon LED Technologies, and the Pacific Energy Center for PG&E Utility, CA.
Milena has interest in research and integration of far out disciplines such as Psychology, Neural and Cognitive response, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. Her belief is that holistic or whole light will provide the optimal environmental conditions for people to flourish and reach full potential.

Milena currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon and can be emailed: