The Architect’s Newspaper features BCJ’s Transparent Cube at 15th & Walnut

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s transparent building design continues to create waves in the architectural world.  The building located at 15th and Walnut is one of Midwood Development’s Philadelphia projects.  The mixed-use space will house retail and offices. The Lighting Practice joined the project as interior and exterior lighting designers.  We are proud to be working with…

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women Celebrates A Year

In March 2012, Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women officially opened to the public.  The below uplifting video depicts Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women’s successful first year taking care of mothers and babies. The Lighting Practice teamed with FKP Architects as the Lighting Designers for the new Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.  TLP’s…

GSK Opens Their Philadelphia Navy Yard Offices & Receives LEED Double-Platinum

As part of the design team for GlaxoSmithKline’s newest building, I recently had the privilege of attending the grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Saturday, April 6th.  Held on a sunny spring day, the building’s interior was flooded with daylight.  It was the perfect example of how this facility demonstrates GSK’s commitment to environmentally friendly design.…

Al Borden Interviewed in Mondo*Arc Magazine

“In our designs, we try to be storytellers. I learned in the theatre that a design wrapped around a strong narrative has the best chance for success. Each decision needs to be checked against that central allegory. We try very hard to listen to our clients and really hear their goals. Their resources and willingness…

Design with Light Winners Announced Next Week at 2013 LIGHTFAIR International

TLP is proud to have the opportunity to encourage and challenge future generations of lighting designers.  Emad Hasan and Kimberly King worked with the Philadelphia Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) spearheading the DESIGN with LIGHT Student Competition as Co-Chairs.  The competition was sponsored by the Philadelphia Section of the IES, Lumenpulse, IALD, LIGHTFAIR…

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The Lighting Practice Receives MBE/DBE Certification from Maryland Department of Transportation

The Lighting Practice, a lighting design firm headquartered in Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that we have received Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification from The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE). With our expertise in lighting design for public, corporate, retail, healthcare, hospitality and education…

Lighting Vocabulary Defined

“What bulb goes in the cans?” That is a phrase guaranteed to roll the eyes of any lighting designer. Just as an architect calls a window “glazing”, lighting designers use a specific vocabulary to describe the equipment, concepts, and aesthetic qualities of their work. By learning the language you will be able to have a…

Lancaster General Health’s New Cancer Center Set To Open July 2013

The Anne B. Barshinger Center is located on Lancaster General Health’s East Hempfield Township campus.  This extension of the existing Cancer Center, designed by Ballinger, will open in July 2013.  The Lighting Practice joined the design team in Spring of 2011.  TLP was tasked with designing the exterior building, site lighting, and interior public spaces…

First Baptist Dallas Gives A Tour of Their New Campus

The Lighting Practice designed the interior and exterior architectural lighting for the new First Baptist Dallas Campus.  Some of the highlights featured in the video below include back-lighted interior stained glass windows and feature wall-lighting in the Horner Family Center.  TLP also consulted with Acoustic Dimensions who were designers of the main sanctuary house lighting.…

TCH Pavilion for Women published in Healthcare Design Magazine

The Lighting Practice teamed with FKP Architects as the Lighting Designers for the new Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women.  TLP’s scope included lighting for the exterior image, interior public spaces, conference center, and cafeteria. The addition of the Pavilion for Women to Texas Children’s Hospital allows TCH to provide a full continuum of care…