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…

TLP Thoughts: LIGHTFAIR International 2011

From our perspective, LIGHTFAIR was a HUGE success this year! We can only hope LFI decides to make Philadelphia it’s new home. The rumor mill is turning, that’s for sure! Read below for what some of our designers thought about this year’s show… “I was pleasantly surprised by some of the reputable lighting manufacturers now…

An evening with Women In Architecture

Last night Helen, Pomme and I attended the AIA Philadelphia Women in Architecture Event, which we were also pleased to sponsor. The evening started off with a networking reception which led into an interactive panel discussion where two award winning women architects presented brief overviews of their careers to date and their work. The first…

Helen Diemer featured in Philadelphia Business Journal

Helen Diemer, President of The Lighting Practice, was recently featured in the “CEO File” column of the Philadelphia Business Journal.  Helen discusses business philosophies, lessons learned, and some of The Lighting Practice’s significant Philadelphia projects and upcoming work. To read the article, follow the link below: Philadelphia Business Journal Article