The Lighting Practice Launches a New Look on 20th Anniversary

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Logo and Web Site Designed by Untuck Design Studio


Philadelphia (August 6, 2008) — The Lighting Practice, a leading lighting design firm renowned for creating designs and concepts for prominent buildings and streetscapes, recently unveiled a new look of its own in time for the firm’s 20th anniversary this year.  Founded in 1989, the Philadelphia-based firm, with a second office in Dallas, Texas, specializes in sustainable lighting for public spaces, retail, healthcare, hospitality, and education environments.  The firm’s new logo and website ( were designed by award-winning firm, Untuck Design Studio of Newtown Square, PA.

“Our business is about delivering thoughtful and imaginative designs to our clients, who are seeking lighting solutions that make their spaces extraordinary, captivating and memorable,” said Helen Diemer, principal of The Lighting Practice.  “It was a real pleasure for us to work with the talented team at Untuck to create a new look and design of our own.”

“Lighting is movement, and beauty and art.  It transforms spaces,” said John Saal, principal of Untuck Design Studio.  “That’s what we wanted to convey in creating the new look for The Lighting Practice.  The website is designed to be a gallery for the work, a real showplace for these exciting and beautiful projects,” he said.  “The logo mark gives you a sense of movement.  Imagine holding a light source, such as a flashlight or sparkler in your hand, and creating circles with the light.”

Untuck Design Studio was recently honored with two awards from the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, in their 2008 Philadelphia Design Awards competition.

In its 20-year history, The Lighting Practice has created lighting strategies for notable projects, including many in its hometown of Philadelphia, including: Philadelphia City Hall; buildings and monuments along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; 12 historic buildings on the Avenue of the Arts; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; British Airways First Class Lounge at Philadelphia International Airport; Amtrak’s 30th Street Station; Fairmount Water Works; Eastern State Penitentiary; and The Ayer.

The Lighting Practice is currently at work designing the sustainable lighting for the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C.  In Dallas, The Lighting Practice is developing the lighting master plan for White Rock Lake Park.  Other completed projects include: Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Austin, Texas); Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland); Bexar County Courthouse (San Antonio, Texas); Kempinksi Hotel (Accra, Ghana); Arkadia (Warsaw, Poland); The Domain (Austin, Texas); The Galleria (Houston, Texas); Prime Outlets (San Marcos, Texas); and the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel (State College, Pennsylvania).

For more information about The Lighting Practice and to view the new website, visit

For more information about Untuck Design Studio, visit

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