The Lighting Practice received two awards during The Philaments Awards Dinner held on June 22, 2017. The Illumination Engineering Society’s (IES) Philadelphia section recognized both the Milton & Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center and The Logan Philadelphia with the highest level of local recognition.
TLP worked with MGA partners to design the Maltz Performing Arts Center, a 92-year-old synagogue resurrected into a multidisciplinary center for Case Western Reserve University. Al Borden, Emad Hasan, David Seok, and Kevin Rorabaugh (formerly with TLP) worked with the design team to integrate architectural lighting and controls into the building while respecting its historic nature. TLP accented the unique architectural interior and exterior features using dimmable white LED lighting. The project’s centerpiece was the conversion of the synagogue’s main sanctuary into a concert hall, which included the conversion of the historic luminaires to LED sources.
The Illuminating Engineering Society also selected the Maltz Performing Arts Center for an International Special Citation Award, which recognizes superior elements of an outstanding lighting design. The Illumination Awards ceremony was held on August 10 in Portland, OR.
Here in Philadelphia, the design team reimagined a once prominent city hotel into The Logan Philadelphia, giving the building a modern aesthetic and outstanding new guest amenities. Al Borden, Jon Hoyle, and Stephen Hoppe (formerly with TLP) worked with BLT Architects and Dawson Design to create a lighting system that exemplifies the high-end, contemporary retake. The team incorporated sustainable and energy-efficient lighting systems throughout the hotel, while reusing and re-lamping existing fixtures when possible. The lighting design guides guests through public areas including the entrance lobby, new lobby bar, restaurant, ballrooms, meeting spaces, exterior terrace, and rooftop lounge. Dimming capabilities allow for customized lighting levels and enhance the guest experience.
TLP is proud to have been a part of the design team for both award-winning projects. We thank IES for this exceptional honor.
The IES is the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied organizations, and to the public. The IES Philaments is an opportunity to recognize designers’ professionalism, ingenuity, and originality. The awards program recognizes projects submitted by local professionals in the Philadelphia section.