The Lighting Practice Contributes to the Design of the June 5th Memorial Park

“On June 5th, 2013 a building demolition in Center City collapsed a party wall, destroying a Salvation Army Thrift Store and killing six innocent people.” This preventable tragedy will be perpetually memorialized through the creation of a memorial park on the grounds of the former Salvation Army Thrift Store site at 22nd & Market Streets. This memorial park will provide a contemplative respite for visitors while preserving the memory of those lost.June 5th Memorial Park Community Page

The Lighting Practice is a part of a group of designers donating their time and knowledge to help bring the June 5th Memorial Park from an idea to reality. TLP has worked closely with the 22nd and Market Memorial Committee and our fellow designers, including architect Scott Aker and artist Barb Fox, to create a memorial that will honor the victims, but also add to the architectural landscape of Center City. This park will be a place of reflection and an opportunity for community engagement. This project has been a true example of team work requiring cooperation and collaboration between the community, Committee, designers from a variety of disciplines, and public and private institutions. Below is a video tour of the design concept for the June 5th Memorial Park as well as a listing of the contributors to this impactful project.

June 5th Memorial Park Plans

Video source: Philadelphia Magazine article by Angelly Carrion | June 11, 2015

Read the full article: Gallery: June 5th Memorial Park Project; Plus, Walk-Thru Video

Design Team
22nd & Market Memorial Committee
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

 L.F. Driscoll Co., LLC (Construction Manager)
Scott Aker, AIA (Architect)
Barb Fox (Artist)
Pennoni Associates (Civil, Structural, Electrical Engineering)
Synterra Ltd. (Landscape Architect)
The Lighting Practice (Lighting Designer)
Joel Katz Design Associates (Graphic Design & Typographer)
Hussam SH. Elkhrraz (Computer Simulations)
Malvern Granite, Mike Scheibe (Memorial Granite)
William Penn Performance Glass (Memorial Glass)