Retail isn’t dead, it’s evolving.

Have Brick-and-Mortar Retail Stores Become Extinct? The short answer, no. Brick-and-mortar retail stores are not becoming extinct. They’re evolving to meet current consumer demands, and many are knocking it out of the park. In fact, retailers are likely to see a six percent increase in consumer spending this holiday season over last year, according to the 2017…

Join The Lighting Practice at the 2017 IALD Enlighten Americas

The Lighting Practice is delighted that we will be attending and speaking at IALD Enlighten Americas 2017! Next month, The Lighting Practice President Helen Diemer, FIALD, and Associate Jon Hoyle will participate in IALD Enlighten Americas, the premier boutique conference highlighting lighting designers’ unique educational and networking needs. Helen and Jon will be among the…

Illuminating Philly’s First Sculpture Honoring an African American

This month, the City of Philadelphia will reveal a statue of Octavius V. Catto, a Philadelphian whose advocacy and activism in the 1800s led to change for African Americans in both Pennsylvania and across the country. The 12-foot bronze statue, which will stand at South Penn Square, east of the south pavilion entry of City…

Modernizing Eero Saarinen’s Hill College House

After undergoing a 15-month renovation, the University of Pennsylvania’s landmarked Hill College House has reopened for the 2017-18 academic year. Designed by renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1960, the six-story, 200,000 SF masonry building will once again be a residence for more than 500 students. In collaboration with Mills + Schnoering Architects…

Lillian Knoerzer, TLP’s Newest Project Manager

The Lighting Practice is proud to announce that Lillian Knoerzer has been promoted to Project Manager. Lily joined The Lighting Practice in 2013.  Her project work includes corporate interiors, private residences, retail, healthcare environments, government facilities, and landscape lighting.  Lily brings a fresh and unexpected perspective to her projects encouraging our team and design partners…

A Total (Partial) Eclipse of the Sun!

One of the many things I love about The Lighting Practice is our culture and my coworkers’ sense of humor and interest in all things science!   Today at 1:45 PM our team packed up our hoagies, homemade cookies (thank you Pomme), random assortment of blankets, and special eye protection (thank you Jered) and made…

The Lighting Practice Receives Two 2017 Philament Awards

The Lighting Practice received two awards during The Philaments Awards Dinner held on June 22, 2017.  The Illumination Engineering Society’s (IES) Philadelphia section recognized both the Milton & Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center and The Logan Philadelphia with the highest level of local recognition. TLP worked with MGA partners to design the Maltz Performing Arts…

Imagine What LEDs Can Do for You

Shoppers, imagine navigating the grocery store with a list that takes you through the aisles in the most expeditious way possible while simultaneously notifying you of nearby sales. In addition to getting real-time wayfinding and savings tips, imagine finding the exact product you want with no effort. Store managers, imagine instantly tracing and quantifying products…

Rochelle Spahn Receives IES Philadelphia Fellowship Award

The Lighting Practice is proud to announce that Illuminating Engineering Society has presented Associate Rochelle Spahn with the 2017 Philadelphia Fellowship Award. This honor recognizes Rochelle’s consistent contributions to support the Philadelphia Section and promote lighting design within the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) community. We appreciate Rochelle’s commitment to lighting education and are proud to have her…

Jered Widmer Receives IES Philadelphia Section Service Award

On June 22, Illumination Engineering Society presented Principal Jered Widmer with the 2017 Section Service Award. Jered received this honor for his dedication to the IES and specifically for his commitment to supporting and promoting the Philadelphia Section through marketing. Jered’s efforts have furthered the reach of the IES Philadelphia chapter by supporting their purpose…