Jacob Cogley AIAS

Lighting Designer I

Jacob first joined The Lighting Practice in 2016 and rejoined in 2019. 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. Jacob’s project experience includes retail, healthcare, and hospitality environments.

What is the best thing about your job?
I think the best part of working at TLP is dealing with a large range of project types and scales. Sometimes I’ll be working on a small retail space, or I could be working on a large health care facility.

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

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.

If you could only have one mode of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I think teleporting sounds like the best mode of transportation, that way I never have to worry about running late, paying for transportation, and most importantly, no more crowded train rides.

Education

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

Credentials & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architecture Students - Member