Laurel Hill Cemetery Reveals Future Lighting Plan During DesignPhiladelphia

Philadelphia’s Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery is welcoming visitors, as part of DesignPhiladelphia, to view a small-scale version of their future lighting master plan developed by The Lighting Practice. The new lighting plan aligns with the sustainability objectives while celebrating the past and present of the grounds and surrounding community. Visitors are invited to the kick-off…

The Lighting Practice Welcomes Five New Team Members

As The Lighting Practice has grown and adapted over the years to meet clients’ needs, the firm has been fortunate to welcome more talented and motivated individuals to its staff. Recently, five new team members have joined TLP’s Philadelphia office. Taleen Streeter, Evan Wilson, Angela Banner, and William Eatough are the firm’s newest lighting designers,…

Higher Ed Is Achieving Higher Sustainability Standards

Don’t Get Out Much? Then make sure that your classroom building is doing WELL by you. The average American spends 90% of each day indoors, according to the EPA. While breaks for sunlight and fresh air may not raise your GPA, colleges are embracing the WELL Building Standard, a “LEED-like, sustainability rating system that focuses…

When to Use Cooler vs. Warmer Color Temperatures

Cool or Warm? A Color Temperature Application Breakdown. As lighting designers, our mission is to create captivating and memorable spaces. Light is a powerful tool that can influence individuals’ perception of a space, mood, and even health. Consider how aspects of light evoke or support a desired feeling or response. In a previous post, we…

Project Spotlight: The George Washington University, Science + Engineering Hall

The George Washington University, Science + Engineering Hall Washington, DC, USA The 750,000-SF Science + Engineering Hall (SEH) was designed to enable collaboration between university engineers and researchers, who were previously located in multiple buildings throughout the large campus. Transparency and openness are prevalent themes throughout the eight floors, reinforced by building’s luminous façade, glass-front labs…

Hospitality Industry Rallies

Global Meets Local Hospitality industry rallies with global economy using home-grown appeal Travel and tourism now comprise one-tenth of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Not coincidentally, projections call for the hotel industry to sustain a 5 to 6 percent annual growth rate in coming years. Both statistics were reported in the recent Deloitte 2018…

TLP Participates in Signify CoCreation Session Covering Products and Strategies

The Lighting Practice was among nine leading lighting designers and artists who participated in the Burlington CoCreate Session, an international forum led by Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). The session offered an opportunity to discuss the company’s current technologies and to comment on products and strategies currently in development. “I was impressed by the breadth and…

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First Stage of SEPTA’s Concourse Improvement Program Revealed

Whether you are a full-time or occasional commuter in Philadelphia, you have likely experienced the dark, aging pedestrian tunnels of the SEPTA system. Since SEPTA announced its Center City Concourse Improvement Program, commuters and residents have anticipated major renovations covering about 320,000 total square feet above and below the city. SEPTA revealed the first finished…