Lillian Knoerzer to Present a ‘Silent Session’ on LEED and WELL at the 2018 AIA Forum on Design + Architecture

The Lighting Practice’s Lillian Knoerzer and Michael Barber will be joining Jonathan Weiss, Director of Sustainability at Jacobs to present “Incorporating LEED and WELL on a New Research Facility,” one of the first “silent” format sessions the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia has held during the Forum on Architecture + Design. Lily, Michael, and…

What is Circadian Lighting?

What is circadian lighting? Various sectors, from healthcare to corporate, have begun to explore the potential benefits of lighting that follow the natural sleep/wake cycles of the human body. Known as circadian lighting, these strategically designed systems may have the power to positively affect people’s health, alertness, productivity, and more. The concept of circadian lighting…

Matthew Fracassini Is Bringing A New Kind Of Presentation To The 2018 AIA Philadelphia Forum On Design + Architecture

In a first-of-its-kind presentation format at the Forum on Architecture + Design, The Lighting Practice’s Matthew Fracassini, MIES, LEED AP BD+C, will discuss the increasing complexity of lighting energy codes and strategies to balance energy efficiency with the best lighting quality. His upcoming talk will be anything but typical. Matt’s presentation, called, “I’ll take ‘Pennsylvania…

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Laurel Hill Cemetery Reveals Future Lighting Plan During DesignPhiladelphia

Philadelphia’s Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery is welcoming visitors, as part of DesignPhiladelphia, to view a small-scale version of their future lighting master plan developed by The Lighting Practice. The new lighting plan aligns with the sustainability objectives while celebrating the past and present of the grounds and surrounding community. Visitors are invited to the kick-off…

The Lighting Practice Welcomes Five New Team Members

As The Lighting Practice has grown and adapted over the years to meet clients’ needs, the firm has been fortunate to welcome more talented and motivated individuals to its staff. Recently, five new team members have joined TLP’s Philadelphia office. Taleen Streeter, Evan Wilson, Angela Banner, and William Eatough are the firm’s newest lighting designers,…

Higher Ed Is Achieving Higher Sustainability Standards

Don’t Get Out Much? Then make sure that your classroom building is doing WELL by you. The average American spends 90% of each day indoors, according to the EPA. While breaks for sunlight and fresh air may not raise your GPA, colleges are embracing the WELL Building Standard, a “LEED-like, sustainability rating system that focuses…

When to Use Cooler vs. Warmer Color Temperatures

Cool or Warm? A Color Temperature Application Breakdown. As lighting designers, our mission is to create captivating and memorable spaces. Light is a powerful tool that can influence individuals’ perception of a space, mood, and even health. Consider how aspects of light evoke or support a desired feeling or response. In a previous post, we…

Project Spotlight: The George Washington University, Science + Engineering Hall

The George Washington University, Science + Engineering Hall Washington, DC, USA The 750,000-SF Science + Engineering Hall (SEH) was designed to enable collaboration between university engineers and researchers, who were previously located in multiple buildings throughout the large campus. Transparency and openness are prevalent themes throughout the eight floors, reinforced by building’s luminous façade, glass-front labs…