Project Spotlight: The Logan Philadelphia

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The Logan Lighting Design

The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Renovated with a new modern aesthetic and high-end amenities to enhance their guest experience, The Logan Philadelphia has become a destination for visitors and Philadelphians alike.

The Lighting Practice developed an LED lighting system with contemporary fixtures to guide guests along the main entry, reception and elevator lobby to their rooms. Dimming capabilities throughout the various spaces allow lighting levels to be modulated according to the time of day and the type of event taking place. While the lighting system remains consistent throughout the hotel, each space provides its own customized experience. The lobby serves as the main guest entry, bar, and circulation network to the other hotel amenities. Creating the separation of space with light was critical for this expansive lobby.

Artwork specific lighting is a consistent theme throughout the hotel, with separately dimmable LED luminaires often integrated into the display.

Lighting Lessons

Incorporation of existing lighting power and control systems created a challenge with new LED luminaires and dimming zones. New low-voltage control wiring allows luminaires powered from the same circuit to be separately dimmed. Due to the amount of daylight in the lobby, lighting levels range from an average of 30 footcandles during the day and dip below 0.5 footcandles at night. A time clock initiates the preset dimming control sequences programmed into the system. Override stations are placed at key locations.

To be mindful of budget concerns, the lighting control system uses low-voltage control wiring that is separate from the power wiring.  This approach limited the amount of new power wiring and circuiting while providing the required flexibility of lighting controls.


Property Owner: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend

Architect: BLT Architects; Interior Designer: Dawson Design Associates; Restaurant Designer: Dash Design; Spa Consultant: Curry Spa Consulting; Lighting Design: The Lighting Practice; Civil Engineer: Langan Engineering; Structural Engineer: O’Donnell & Naccarato; MEP & Fire Protection Engineer: Bala Consulting Engineers; Acoustics Consultant: Metropolitan Acoustics; Vertical Transportation Consultant: Lerch Bates North America; Food and Beverage: Corsi Associates

Photography by Andrew Bordwin