Rodney Square Renovation Breaks Ground

On September 9, the Rodney Square Conservancy (RSC) and community leaders broke ground to begin “Rodney Square Works,” a multi-phase renovation to the iconic Rodney Square in Wilmington, DE. Construction will now begin on the century-old public square to upgrade the lighting and landscape, restore fountains, improve irrigation systems, create new overlook terraces, and more.…

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Two Team Members Promoted to Lighting Designer II

The Lighting Practice is delighted to announce that John Howell and Evan Wilson have been promoted to Lighting Designer II. A Lighting Designer II is an experienced architectural lighting designer who serves as an internal design manager and project coordinator. They help develop concepts based on project goals, lighting criteria, budget, and energy codes. John…

Sagamore Spirit Distillery Gains Recognition in LD+A Magazine

The Sagamore Spirit Distillery in Baltimore, MD was recently featured in LD+A Magazine. The Lighting Practice’s Ryan Conover, Project Manager, discussed the project’s goals and lighting design inspiration for Sagamore Spirit Distillery. “Our goal, determined through discussions with Ayers Saint Gross, was to create a unique destination that evokes the warmth of whiskey,” explains Ryan,…

Portland Powell Target Location Named Store of the Year by design:retail

The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that design:retail has named Target Portland Powell as Store of the Year. Target transformed a former southeast Portland, OR bowling alley into their newest small format store. Target and the design team embraced the building’s original purpose in the fit-out for the retail destination. This nod to the past was…

How Photometric Calculations Support Project Success

The visual system is an incredible thing. Between the eye and the brain, there are a multitude of factors that affect how we see the world; that is, how we see light. Many of these factors are just now being discovered and understood. Equally incredible is the fact that we all see light in a…

Emad Hasan, IALD, LEED BD+C, Named IALD Professional Member

The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has accepted Emad Hasan, Associate Principal, as a Professional Member. IALD professional membership is limited to individuals who have a minimum of five years’ experience as a senior-level architectural lighting designer or above in an independent consulting practice. Professional member…

Human-Centric and Circadian Lighting – What’s the Difference?

Circadian lighting. Human-centric lighting. These are two terms that have come to the forefront of inter-industry discussion over the past 16 years. They are two very different terms that mean two completely different things. Yet, they are often interchanged as a result of confusion over their definition. What are they? What do they mean? What…

The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards Recognizes Civic Theatre of Allentown

The Lighting Practice is delighted to announce that Preservation Pennsylvania honored the Civic Theatre of Allentown at the 2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards. The theater won a Special Focus Award in the category of Construction Project Awards – Rehabilitation. Established as the “Civic Little Theatre,” the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is a nearly-century-old landmark in Lehigh…