Project Spotlight: University of Pennsylvania Hill College House

University of Pennsylvania Hill College House Philadelphia, PA, USA The University of Pennsylvania’s Hill College House is a 1960 dormitory designed by Eero Saarinen to emulate a small, self-sufficient village. This six-story masonry building is home to nearly 520 students. The building’s interior layout fosters a sense of community and social interaction through shared amenity…

LIGHTING THE WAY FOR LEED & WELL CERTIFICATION

In the A/E/C industry, the terms “sustainability” and “energy efficiency” are more than buzzwords. An energy efficient system uses less electrical power than permitted by energy codes. Beyond the cost saving benefits of using less power, energy efficient buildings are sustainable in that they use resources wisely and aim to reduce environmental impact. In honor…

Spring Garden Connector Is a “Friendly Face with Welcome Character,” Says LICHT Magazine

Spring Garden Connector Is a “Friendly Face with Welcome Character,” Says LICHT Magazine Philadelphia’s Spring Garden Connector was recently featured in an article in LICHT, Germany’s premier lighting magazine. The underpass, which runs below I-95, the Delaware Expressway, and the SEPTA suburban line, links Philadelphia neighborhoods to the Delaware River waterfront. Championed by the Delaware…

The Lighting Practice & CSI Philadelphia Host 6th Annual CHAD Lighting Competition

The Lighting Practice and CSI of Philadelphia have teamed up once again to host the 6th Annual CHAD Lighting Competition on Monday, April 23, 2018. CSI Philadelphia and the Charter School for Architecture + Design (CHAD) connected through their mutual mission to educate students and engage the construction community by providing opportunities for growth, collaboration, and creativity. …

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Jered Widmer Talks Smart Lighting in Facility Executive Magazine

As the demand for “smart” technology becomes more prevalent in our everyday lives, The Lighting Practice is increasingly incorporating high-tech lighting into buildings across a variety of sectors. From hospitality to healthcare, education to retail and more, many facilities are already reaping the benefits of smart lighting. TLP Principal Jered Widmer gives the rundown in…

Project Spotlight: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Cooperman Family Pavilion

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Cooperman Family Pavilion Livingston, NJ, USA To support their growing patient population, RWJBarnabas Health engaged the team to design a 241,000-SF addition to the main hospital.  The new Cooperman Family Pavilion includes 114 private rooms, expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), centralized registration area, outpatient diagnostic services, same-day surgery suite, and a…

Healthcare: Shining a Light on Health and Wellbeing

Taking the Temperature of the Healthcare Industry Flexible, efficient facilities focused on optimal patient outcomes Tracking trends in the healthcare industry and understanding how they affect facility design is challenging. In the near term, rapidly increasing costs, structural changes in insurance reimbursements, and continuous technological advances all play major roles.  The long-term effects of changing…

Fast Forward Philly: Building Connections Under A Concrete Sky, Philadelphia’s Underpasses

Building Connections Under A Concrete Sky: Philadelphia’s Underpasses David Seok answered “What’s next for Philly?” during 2017 Fast Forward Philadelphia. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware, published December 2011, by Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) identifies multiple locations where I95’s roadway infrastructure discourages access to the waterfront. These man-made barriers are not limited to the…

Al Borden and Jered Widmer to Present at 2018 LIGHTFAIR

Alfred Borden, FIALD, CLD, MIES, LC and Jered Widmer, IALD, MIES, Principals of The Lighting Practice, will be speaking at LIGHTFAIR International 2018 on May 8 and 9 respectively. Established in 1989, LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LIGHTFAIR International is co-owned by the International Association…