Jacob Cogley AIAS

Lighting Designer I

Jacob Cogley joined The Lighting Practice in 2016 while still a student at Drexel University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree he decided to continue his career in lighting design. Jacob’s interest in lighting 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, 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.


Bachelor of Architecture - Drexel University

Credentials & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architecture Students - Member