Jacob Cogley AIAS

Lighting Designer

Jacob joined The Lighting Practice in 2016. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University. Jacob’s interest in lighting design was sparked by his love of architecture. He believes light has a significant impact on how architecture is perceived. Since joining TLP, Jacob has expanded his project experience to include retail and healthcare environments.

What is the best thing about your job?
I think the best part of working at The Lighting Practice is designing lighting for a large range of project types and scales. Any day of the week I could be working on a small retail space or I could be working on a large healthcare facility.

What is your favorite computer program? Why?
My favorite program is definitely Rhino3D, with Photoshop in an extremely close second. To me, Rhino is the easiest and most accurate 3D program I have experienced. Just being able to make rather quick studies of abstract spaces or volumes is really helpful at saving time and stress.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Crimson. It is basically red (my favorite), but a little bit better.

What is your ideal vacation?
Definitely Japan. I really love Japanese architecture, landscape, art, and food, but you can only learn so much about a country from books. To be able to travel to Japan and experience it all first hand is a dream of mine.


Bachelor of Architecture - Drexel University (Graduation Year: 2020)

Credentials & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architecture Students - Member