Rochelle Spahn Associate IALD, MIES


Rochelle Spahn joined The Lighting Practice in 2013 as a lighting designer and was promoted from Project Manager to Associate in 2016. She decided to pursue her passion for lighting design after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University. Rochelle previously worked as a lighting designer and project manager for two Philadelphia area lighting design firms. Her wide variety of projects experience includes corporate, retail, hospitality, healthcare, civic, institutional, landscape, and exterior facades. In 2016 Rochelle became an adjunct professor for the Drexel University Department of Architecture + Interiors teaching lighting design. She is also an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and continues to champion IES Philadelphia Chapter initiatives.

What is the best thing about your job?
The variety of projects I get to work on.

What is your favorite computer program? Why?
Outlook, it keeps me organized. I would be a mess without it!

If you could only have one mode of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be?

What’s the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?
I danced for 10+ years: ballet, tap, jazz/hip-hop, modern, ballroom, and swing. I also attended a creative arts high school where I studied dance and technical theater.


Bachelor of Architecture – Drexel University

Credentials & Affiliations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) - Associate Member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Member
  • Illuminate Philadelphia IES Educational Conference - Program Chair (2014 & 2016)
  • Drexel University, Department of Architecture - Adjunct Professor (2016)