Blue Flame Building’s glow returns to the El Paso skyline

The Lighting Practice is proud to announce the grand opening of the 18-story Blue Flame Building in El Paso, TX. The building was originally built for the El Paso Natural Gas Company in 1954 and has now been converted into a mixed-use building with 120 affordable apartments, office space, and retail. The building is owned…

The Lighting Practice welcomes A.J. Flynn, Controller, to the team!

The Lighting Practice is growing! We are pleased to welcome A.J. Flynn to the team in the role of Controller. In this position A.J. will work closely with leadership and TLP’s Accounting Coordinator to oversee the firm’s finances and develop financial plans and strategies. A.J. Flynn – Controller A.J. joins The Lighting Practice with 9…

Telling a Story with Light

Jonathan Hoyle and Lillian Knoerzer, Assoc. IALD, emphasize the importance of a story in the design process. They explore how lighting can reinforce the design narrative and enhance the user experience of the space. Video filmed and produced by Oak Leaf Media

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Materials Matter

Emad Hasan, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, and Matthew Fracassini, MIES, LEED AP BD+C, discuss how material, color, and finishes impact light intensity, fixture selection, placement, and aiming as well as the importance of design team coordination. Video filmed and produced by Oak Leaf Media

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Michael Barber Discusses Circadian Lighting With Building Operating Management

“If you’re going to focus on human-centric lighting, you cannot have that conversation without daylight,” says Michael Barber. Michael Barber, principal at The Lighting Practice, discusses circadian lighting design and energy efficiency considerations in Building Operating Management‘s article, Supporting Human Health With Circadian Lighting Design. Supporting Human Health With Circadian Lighting Design To support health…

AAPI Heritage Month Reflections

My name is David Jin Young Seok. I was born in New York City as the son of Korean immigrants. Having been born here in the U.S., I pretty much feel like an American that speaks Korean at a third-grade level and eats kimchee. Growing up, American culture didn’t feel foreign to me.  I didn’t…

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Lighting Controls: Energy Savings & Occupant Comfort

Emad Hasan, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, discusses the impact of energy codes on lighting and how lighting controls can save energy by reducing the amount of time light is used. Emad also explores the impact on occupants and the different ways lighting designers balance code requirements, occupant comfort, and impactful lighting solutions. Video filmed and…

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David Seok Named IALD Professional Member

The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has accepted David Seok, IALD, Project Manager, as a Professional Member. IALD professional membership is limited to individuals who have a minimum of five years’ experience as a senior-level architectural lighting designer or above in an independent consulting practice. Professional…

AIA Rhode Island Recognizes URI Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering

The Lighting Practice is pleased to announce that the University of Rhode Island Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering was recognized by the AIA Rhode Island 2020 Honor & Design Awards and received an Honor Award in the Commercial Architecture: Higher Education category. Led by Ballinger, the newly constructed 5-story center for engineering replaced five existing…