Taking Control of Controls

Begin at the Begining: Taking Control of Controls Whether you’re tasked with designing a single room or an entire building, lighting controls can be one of the most intimidating elements of a lighting project. It is important to understand what taking control of controls means. With so many manufacturers, control devices, and control protocols it’s…

Montreal High Lights Festival

How do our friends up north keep warm in the winter? … you guessed it, by lighting up the town! Here is my experience at the Montreal High Lights Festival! During the chilly month of February Montreal brightens up their city with the Montreal High Lights Festival or Festival Montreal en Lumiere, a yearly tradition.…

Understanding the BAN on Incandescent

There have been a lot of whispers in the architectural, engineering and lighting design industries of the upcoming ban on incandescent lighting. Just like the old grade-school game of “Telephone”, as the news is retold, it seems to change forms. So, let’s wade through the rumors and understand what is REALLY happening with the Ban…

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…

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…

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…