First Stage of SEPTA’s Concourse Improvement Program Revealed

Whether you are a full-time or occasional commuter in Philadelphia, you have likely experienced the dark, aging pedestrian tunnels of the SEPTA system. Since SEPTA announced its Center City Concourse Improvement Program, commuters and residents have anticipated major renovations covering about 320,000 total square feet above and below the city. SEPTA revealed the first finished…

Project Spotlight: W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel

W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia, PA, USA Located inside a 51-story skyscraper, the W Philadelphia and Element Philadelphia Hotel are the first dual-branded hotel development. Two separate entrances from Chestnut Street welcome guests into distinctly branded arrival lobbies, one leading to the 295-room W Philadelphia and one to the 460-room Element Philadelphia. In…

Three TLP Projects Honored by IES Philadelphia

At a ceremony held on June 21, 2018, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Philadelphia chapter honored three projects designed by The Lighting Practice. The University of Pennsylvania’s Moelis Family Grand Reading Room and the Nasdaq PHLX building received a Certificate of Merit, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cooperman Family Pavilion received a Section Award. The…

New Jersey Honors the Relighting of the Iconic ‘Trenton Makes’ Sign

Anyone who has passed through Trenton, NJ at night has likely seen the Lower Trenton Bridge illuminated with the phrase, “Trenton Makes The World Takes.” The iconic ‘Trenton Makes’ bridge also celebrated its 100th anniversary of becoming a public bridge. Recently, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission welcomed politicians and community members for a…

LICHT Features the ‘Healthy Light’ at Saint Barnabas

LICHT, Germany’s premier lighting magazine, recently highlighted the Cooperman Family Pavilion at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. The magazine noted The Lighting Practice’s energy-efficient lighting solution that is not just friendly and welcoming, but also innovative in terms of patient health. The 241,000-square-foot Cooperman Family Pavilion includes 114 private rooms, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit…

Retail Reckoning: Change Triggers New Opportunities

Retail Reckoning Changing Customer Preferences Trigger New Opportunities There is no doubt that the growth of online sales, now representing 13 percent of total retail sales, have changed the landscape for brick-and-mortar stores. Reports in recent years have indicated reduced foot-traffic, lower profits and store closings. The latest information, however, may point to a new…

June 5th Memorial

On June 5, 2018, Philadelphia unveiled the June 5th Memorial Park at 22nd and Market Streets to honor the victims of the 2013 Salvation Army building collapse. Three black granite monumental stones stand over eight feet high and display the names of those who were killed. The design goal was to create a public space…