Architectural Materials and Lighting: Low-E Glass

Low-E Glass: In any building design project, there are always decisions that must be made regarding what material a floor, wall, or ceiling will be. Material choices affect other aspects of the design, and the properties of each finish or treatment should be thoroughly understood in order to use them in the proper way. When new…

IIDA Delaware: Tour of the Wilmington Courthouse

Take a tour of the Wilmington Courthouse. Tonight join the IIDA, AIA Delaware, YCST, Pettinaro Construction Co., Francis Cauffman, and The Lighting Practice for a tour of the Wilmington Courthouse. Michael Barber (TLP) will be assisting with tours and describing the lighting challenges that take place when lighting a modern office in an existing classic…

Lessons from the Stage Part II

In the previous Lessons from the Stage series, I discussed the importance of Intensity as it relates to architectural lighting design. Lessons from the Stage Part II will discuss how the Color of light affects a design. Color Lessons from the Stage Part II: the term “color” almost always refers to the hue of the…

Moore College of Art: A Study of Light 2011

‘A Study of Light’ is a luminaire design project for the interior design students at Moore College of Art. The students are tasked with exploring light through the manipulation of paper to capture and/or produce light that varies in color, intensity, and/or texture.  The students were also asked to greatly consider that construction of their…

Lessons from the Stage, Part I

Some of the key lessons I’ve learned about the nature of light and its inherent properties were acquired through my theatrical design education. This post will begin a four-part series that will discuss the main components of light as used by theatrical designers and how they relate to architectural design.  The first component will be…

LEVERAGE: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through Design

City Hall was a colossal-size canvas Styling a Second Empire: A Light and Sound Experience will be on display at the LEVERAGE: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design exhibition from October 1 through the 23 at the Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 12 PM…

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Get to Know: Jered Widmer – Lights, Camera, Action!

Hello everyone! My name is Jered Widmer. I want to take this chance to introduce myself to those of you that I’ve never met and give you a little insight into what makes me tick. As a child my interest in architecture was piqued with my father’s dream home for our family; he wanted to…

From Concept Sketch to Reality

From concept sketch to reality: Biomed Realty Trust – For Biomed Realty Trust’s newly renovated One Research Way location, we were asked to use exterior lighting to invigorate the long-vacant structure. Through discussions with our client, in-house mock-ups, and calculations we were able to turn a simple sketch into reality. LED floodlights to highlight the…

Mock-ups Make Perfect: Part 1 of TLP’s In-House Mock-ups

One very important part of our design process, especially when we are designing with LEDs, is conducting an in-house mock-up with the product(s) we intend on specifying. Biggest reason being: unlike fluorescent, halogen or metal halide there aren’t strict standards for lumen output, color temperature, or efficiency for LEDs and the fixtures they are placed…