Johnathan Whalen

Lighting Designer

Johnathan joined The Lighting Practice in 2017. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Construction Management from Drexel University. Johnathan’s pursuit of a career in lighting design stemmed from his interest in the interaction of light with a space as well as the influence of technological advancements in lighting products on architectural design. Since joining TLP, Johnathan has designed lighting for a variety of environments including education, healthcare, exhibit, exterior facades, and the iconic Trenton Makes bridge.

What is the best thing about your job?
Having a hand in designing lighting for some of the most iconic buildings, not only in Philadelphia, but across the country is more than I could ask for.

What is your favorite thing about working Philadelphia?
Every time I walk through the city I find something new to experience and learn from.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Flight of course, who wouldn’t want to fly?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?
There’s nothing better than a nice orange and vanilla custard twist at the Jersey Shore.


Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Construction Management - Drexel University (Graduation Year: 2020)

Credentials & Affiliations

  • OSHA Certified (2016)