Lighting Designer II

Evan Wilson joined The Lighting Practice in 2017. He started his career in entertainment, working for small theater and dance companies around Philadelphia. Evan transitioned to architecture while working for a Philadelphia lighting firm. There, he worked on projects that included healthcare, hospitality, higher education, and corporate offices. While earning his master’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Evan gained experience on the research side of the industry in topics that include human factors and circadian stimulus, optics design and modeling, industry applications for 3D printing, and the development of metrics for backlit signage. As a designer with TLP, Evan’s project experience has expanded to include corporate, healthcare, hospitality, multi-family residential, places of worship, retail, and transportation. He earned an Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) and serves as an advisory member of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Healthcare Facilities Technical Committee.

What is your favorite aspect of light?
I love the flexibility of light. The fact that lighting can be applied several different ways in one situation and achieve various results, each special in their own way, is what excites me about light.

What is the best thing about your job?
The best part of this job is making an impact on such a large scale. TLP is known for groundbreaking projects which do just that. Being able to work on these projects with such talented and decorated lighting professionals is what makes me excited to go to work in the morning.

Do you have any unusual skills or talents?
I can play the bugle and bagpipes, much to the dismay of my younger brothers.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
Neil Armstrong, The week of July 16th, 1969




Master of Science in Light, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Design and Technology, University of The Arts, Concentration in Lighting

Credentials & Affiliations

  • Illuminating Engineering Society - Member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society - Advisory Member, Healthcare Facilities Technical Committee
  • IES Philadelphia Section - Board of Managers
  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) Certified
  • LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction