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…

Placemaking and Façade Lighting: Telling a Building’s Story Through Exterior Lighting

Well-designed façade lighting doesn’t just illuminate a structure – it enhances its architectural identity and tells the story of the building.  At night, façade lighting allows a building to make a statement in the community and fosters a meaningful connection with observers. “It’s about creating a destination, creating drama,” shares lighting designer Chris Hallenbeck, Project…

Project Spotlight: 3675 Market Street

3675 Market Street is a prominent fixture in the 6.5 million square foot mixed-use innovation district known as uCity Square, developed by Wexford Science + Technology, the Science Center, and Ventas.  The LEED Gold building forms a nexus between the entrepreneurial, academic, and research communities in the vibrant University City area.  At 14 stories high,…

Healthcare Design Magazine Features Inspira Medical Center

The Inspira Medical Center in Mullica Hill, NJ was featured this past November on the cover of Healthcare Design Magazine, a leading publication focused on the creation of healthcare spaces that promote wellness and human-centered design. The Lighting Practice is honored to have been on the design team, led by Array Architects, Leach Wallace Associates,…

Lillian Knoerzer Presents “Steal That Detail” At LEDucation

Project Manager Lillian Knoerzer, Associate IALD, is a panelist for the “Steal That Detail” program at this year’s virtual LEDucation conference on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Four senior lighting designers will lead the panel discussion focused on projects with a challenging lighting detail. Each panelist will review the detail and how it attributed to the…