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…

Maria Capriglione is a Finalist in the 2018 Find the Lost Dollars Client Awards!

The Lighting Practice is always looking for ways to improve design and businesses processes to benefit our clients. Likewise, we strive to promote design education and leadership development within our firm and our field. That’s why we’re delighted that Maria Capriglione, Controller, is a finalist in the 2018 Find the Lost Dollars ™ Client Awards…

Rochelle Spahn Named Among Top 40under40 Lighting Designers in North America

The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that Associate Rochelle Spahn has been named to the inaugural 40under40 North America Class of 2018.  The program identifies the most talented and promising individuals working in the lighting design industry in North America. Rochelle Spahn, MIES, Associate IALD, is a force within our organization and the lighting…

Project Spotlight: The Logan Philadelphia

The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Renovated with a new modern aesthetic and high-end amenities to enhance their guest experience, The Logan Philadelphia has become a destination for visitors and Philadelphians alike. The Lighting Practice developed an LED lighting system with contemporary fixtures to guide guests along the main entry, reception and elevator…

Al Borden, FIALD, CLD, to Present at LEDucation 2018

On March 13, 2018, Alfred Borden, Principal of The Lighting Practice, will be speaking at LEDucation with Anna Ammari of Studios Architecture. In their presentation titled “Design for Human Experience,” Al and Anna will be discussing a case study of a New York City office lobby that illustrates how design elements can be intentionally incorporated…

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Lighting Promotes Patient Well-being and Recovery at Saint Barnabas’ New Pavilion

Architectural fluidity within Saint Barnabas Medical Center was not the only design challenge for the hospital’s new Cooperman Family Pavilion. Adaptable patient rooms, a response to changing staff needs, and an overhaul of the existing neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were also necessary. The new pavilion’s official opening in September 2017 revealed a breathtaking design…