The Lighting Practice to Illuminate Penn’s Newest Residential Building

The University of Pennsylvania has approved the design for New College House West, a 250,000-square-foot undergraduate residential building on the university’s campus. The dormitory will be bordered by Philadelphia’s Locust Walk, Walnut Street, and 40th Street, adjacent to the West Philadelphia branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. New College House West was designed by…

Three The Lighting Practice Projects Take Home AIA Philly Awards

The Lighting Practice is proud to announce that three of the firm’s projects received 2017 AIA Design Awards. AIA Philadelphia honored the Milton & Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, the Perelman Auditorium, and the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room. MGA Partners won the Devine Detail award for the Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western…

Retail: Delivering More Than A Good Deal

Customers want a unique in-store experience. In order to compete with the Internet and attract today’s savvy shopper, many brick-and-mortar stores are transforming their model. Retailers are more focused than ever on their customers’ experience. In fact, more than half of consumers surveyed by PwC’s 2017 Holiday Outlook, plan to shop at small-targeted boutiques and…

Moelis Family Grand Reading Room (and TLP) Featured in Architectural Record

“The beauty of LEDs is that they provide continuous, uninterrupted illumination,” Michael Barber recently told writers for Architectural Record. The Moelis Family Grand Reading Room in the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is a perfect demonstration of the benefits of LEDs. Their low physical profile and compatibility with control systems keep the focus on…

For Retailers, Convenience is Money

With 95 percent of adults carrying phones, retailers know their customers will be more motivated than ever by tech-forward convenience this holiday season and beyond. To respond to this growing need, companies have gotten a jump on bringing intuitive new tech into their businesses – and into their store lighting. Gone are the days in…

Don’t Put Off Joining TLP at AIA Procrastinator’s Pro Con 2017!

Michael Barber, Principal with The Lighting Practice, will be presenting “Essentials of Natural Lighting Design” at AIA Procrastinator’s Pro Con 2017. The event will be held on November 30, 2017 at the Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia. Understanding the benefits of natural lighting design is important for professionals from all backgrounds in the…

Light Creates a Relaxing Atmosphere for Hospital Patients

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has unveiled its 241,000-SF addition to its Livingston medical center. The new pavilion adds 114 new private rooms to the hospital as well as a massive expansion of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a central registration area, an outpatient diagnostic services unit, and a same-day surgery suite lounge. A new…

The Lighting Practice Helps Transform Ritz-Carlton Cleveland

Few hotels pull off a luxurious, upscale ambiance while still maintaining an accessible and residential feel for their guests. But the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland is breaking the mold with an 18-month transformation unveiled this month. The renovation spanned all public spaces, including the main exterior façade, porte cochere, entry lobby, main level six lobby, reception, bar…

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