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Michael Barber Discusses Circadian Lighting With Building Operating Management

“If you’re going to focus on human-centric lighting, you cannot have that conversation without daylight,” says Michael Barber. Michael Barber, principal at The Lighting Practice, discusses circadian lighting design and energy efficiency considerations in Building Operating Management‘s article, Supporting Human Health With Circadian Lighting Design. Supporting Human Health With Circadian Lighting Design To support health…

Project Spotlight: Hyatt Centric Philadelphia

Local history and minimalist design come together beautifully at the Hyatt Centric Philadelphia, a 13-story, 175,000 SF, 332-key upscale boutique hotel in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.  The interiors, designed by CRÈME Architecture and Design in Brooklyn, were inspired by the area’s Shaker community, who valued high quality and simplicity in their aesthetics.  The predominantly wood…

Behind the Scenes of Hospitality Lighting: An Interview with Caitlin Bucari

Caitlin Bucari, Project Manager at The Lighting Practice, shares her experience in hospitality lighting design and discusses trends, common pitfalls, and lessons learned.  Caitlin joined The Lighting Practice in 2015 and has worked on a wide range of project types, including hospitality, corporate, mixed-use, retail, and multifamily residential.  Her work has earned multiple awards, such…

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Outdoor Living: Elevating Outdoor Spaces Through Lighting Design

Outdoor gathering spaces have surged in popularity in the U.S., especially in the wake of COVID.  While the concept of a town square or plaza is hardly new, particularly in Europe – cobbled piazzas have been the heartbeat of Italian towns for centuries – creating dynamic, modern outdoor spaces requires thoughtful design and planning.  Proper…