At a ceremony held on June 21, 2018, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Philadelphia chapter honored three projects designed by The Lighting Practice.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Moelis Family Grand Reading Room and the Nasdaq PHLX building received a Certificate of Merit, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Cooperman Family Pavilion received a Section Award.
The Certificate of Merit recognizes a project’s excellence in lighting design. Section Awards are awarded by IES’s local section levels; winners are then put in the running for global IES awards.
Nasdaq PHLX is certified LEED Platinum. Spanning three floors of a high-rise, the 75,000-SF fit-out led by HOK includes open and private offices, meeting and conference rooms, training facilities, a trading area designed for 60 seats, and multiple amenity spaces. An all-LED lighting system, paired with daylight responsive dimming controls, balance natural and electric light throughout the window-lined perimeters. The energy-saving control system offers the ability to appropriately illuminate the varied office and amenity environments.
At the University of Pennsylvania, the 5,500-SF Moelis Family Grand Reading Room at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is an innovative response to a lack of available quiet space. The ample daylight in the sound-proof study room is balanced by an LED lighting system. Pendant-mounted downlights provide ambient lighting, create a starry night effect, and complement the room’s eye-catching mural by artist Claudy Jongstra. Customized table lamps allow users to adjust the angle of light, while the output is linked to the lighting control system. Architectural firm Gensler led the design team.
The Cooperman Family Pavilion is a 241,000-SF addition to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s main hospital. The new pavilion, designed by Francis Cauffman, includes 114 private rooms, an expanded NICU, centralized registration area, outpatient diagnostic services, same-day surgery suite, and a new 400-vehicle parking garage. Programmable lighting fixtures create cascading light effects in the lobby, and wave-like forms in major public areas provide a calming visual break. In the NICU, a tunable white lighting system supplements natural daylight with the goal of regulating newborns’ circadian rhythm.
The IES is the premier lighting organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting. The Philaments recognizes professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in projects submitted by local professionals in the Philadelphia section. The entire team at TLP thanks IES for honoring these three projects with awards.