Laurel Hill Cemetery Inspires Designing Lighting Readers

Laurel Hill Cemetery, a historic landmark in Philadelphia, was recently featured in designing lighting, an international business-focused magazine dedicated to the lighting design community. The case study, “Illumination Inspires a New Way of Experiencing a Historic Cemetery”, provides an overview of the historic significance and the importance of the new nighttime lighting system.

Led by now retired founder Al Borden, Project Manager Caitlin Bucari, Project Manager John Conley, and Lighting Designer Angela Banner, The Lighting Practice respectfully illuminated cemetery monuments and mausoleums. The lighting design invites the community to experience the landmark at night. Nancy Goldenberg, President and CEO of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries states: “When we turn on the lights, we are telling people that we’re here and welcoming them to visit and discover what a treasure we have.”

Illumination Inspires a New Way of Experiencing a History Cemetery

designing lighting | January 14, 2021

The nighttime illumination of the historic monuments and natural landscape of Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia have reinforced an emotional connection with the city and community, while strengthening visibility and honoring the past.

“Lighting is a way to showcase the beautiful architecture found on our property,” said Nancy Goldenberg, President and CEO of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. “It’s also a way to highlight our grounds. We are proud to be a certified arboretum and want people to come in and see all that we have to offer.”

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Photography: Rob Cardillo, Courtesy of Laurel Hill Cemetery