The Lighting Practice

The Lighting Practice

Philadelphia, PA



Darcy Veneziale
May 1, '12 3:49 PM EST

Projects Highlight Philadelphia-Based Lighting Design Firm’s Expertise in:
Education, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Healthcare and Retail Industries

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2012) – The Lighting Practice (TLP), a lighting design firm headquartered in Philadelphia, is working to enhance the lighting of some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, hospitals, religious buildings, and tourism, public and retail spaces in 2012. This year also brings several master planning projects, a growth area for The Lighting Practice, showcasing TLP’s lighting design expertise on a larger scale.

“We are thrilled to be working on several high-profile projects this year,” said Helen Diemer, president of The Lighting Practice. “Our current projects underscore our many areas of expertise, including our expanded work on master plans and infrastructure projects, as well as our commitment to finding sustainable lighting solutions for our diverse clientele.”

The Lighting Practice is working with the Miami Downtown Development Authority in Miami, Florida, on a lighting master plan for Flagler Street to rejuvenate this historic main street of the Central Business District. Miami Downtown Development District was attracted to TLP by their work with Philadelphia’s Center City District on a lighting installation on a dozen buildings along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.

TLP is also completing a plan for Zilhka Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to improve the sustainability of the college’s exterior campus lighting, including an LED retrofit for the existing campus light poles. In 2011, Diemer and Dr. Esaul Sanchez, Facilities and Real Estate Department at the University of Pennsylvania, spoke at the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Madrid on a similar project they did in the neighborhood surrounding Penn’s campus to improve lighting to make the streets feel more safe and welcoming to students, professors and visitors alike. In addition to Williams College, TLP will also be completing a master plan this year for the lighting at Drexel University in Philadelphia.