Linode, a growing cloud hosting company, chose to relocate their headquarters from the suburbs to historic Philadelphia’s N3RD Street tech and design corridor. They chose the former Corn Exchange National Bank & Trust building, built-in 1902. The Lighting Practice used direct/indirect linear LED pendants to illuminate the building’s interior. Users are given the ability to independently dim the direct and indirect components to shift from a bright, stimulating workspace to a low light-level area for computing. Branding opportunities are provided by green LEDs within the server room and glowing decorative square pendants cascading down the two-story lobby, which both hint at the Linode logo. Concealed LED sources mounted to the historic exterior facade can be programmed to achieve an infinite amount of color schemes and dynamic lighting shows. The overall lighting accentuates the building’s historic architecture and creates a comfortable, human-centric environment for the new occupants.
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award, 2019