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Studio

BEAM is a design firm dedicated to the integration of architecture and lighting design.

We work on diverse exterior and interior projects to define and enhance spaces in ways that are both visually and functionally effective. Our emphasis on the collaborative nature of design keeps our clients and designers on the same page, providing high quality projects. Energy efficiency is important to BEAM and with experience on LEED projects, environmental and economical concerns are considered with every lighting solution. It is our goal to develop illuminating environments that create comfortable and vibrant places to live, work, shop or play.

If you would like to learn more about our firm, please contact kirsten@beamltd.com.

Design Team

Kirsten Kent Carangi, RA
FIRM PRINCIPAL

Education: North Dakota State University
B. Environmental Science, B. Arch., 1992
Architectural Registration: PA, NJ
Member: NCARB, WBENC

Christina Spangler, LC, IES
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Moore College of Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Art, 2001
Member: IESNA, NCQLP

Jennifer Rusnak
LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Moore College of Art & Design
MFA Interior Design, 2012
BA Art/Biology, 1990

Jason Bradshaw, LEED GA
LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Philadelphia University
Bachelor of Architecture, 2015

Lisa Lobree
BUSINESS MANAGER

Education: University of Colorado
BS Chemical Engineering, 1993

University of California
PhD Chemical Engineering, 1998

Co-Founder

Adam Carangi, LC, IES
CO-FOUNDER

With a strong design background in art and architecture, Adam Carangi started his lighting design practice in 1998 and then co-founded BEAM, serving as its chief lighting designer for the first decade. His excellent knowledge of fixtures, outstanding technical understanding of lighting principles and sophisticated design sense consistently brought success to BEAM’s projects. In 2012, Adam chose to change the direction of his career, stepping away from the firm to pursue other interests in the lighting industry. After working at Juno Lighting Group for over 3 years, Adam is currently the Architectural Design and Specifications Director in North America for Lumenetix. From his time at BEAM, his design sensibilities, innovative solutions and fresh approach to lighting projects remain fundamental within the practice.

WBE Certified

BEAM is a Woman-Owned design firm registered with:

  • WBENC
  • MBEC with the City of Philadelphia

 

Honors

IES Philadelphia Section Award
Temple Adeth Israel
2016

IES  National Illumination Award of Merit
UPENN Ryan Veterinary Hospital Lobby
2016

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
PhillyCAM Facade
2015

Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia Preservation Achievement Award
Merrick Hall – Northern Children Services
2015

IES  National Illumination Award of Merit
Christ Church Sanctuary
2010

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
Christ Church Sanctuary
2010

TEAM MEMBER for winning projects of Grand Jury Award for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

  • Marie Lederer Senior Center, 2007
  • Robeson House, Green Street Friends School, 2008
  • Ambler Theater, 2008
  • Historic Christ Church, 2009
  • Hatboro “Stove Works” Lofts, 2010

Award winning project TEAM MEMBER
Small Projects Award,
AIA National, 2009
CAMP Rehoboth

Merit Award Project,
AIA Pennsylvania Chapter, 2011
The Modules

Small Project Winner, Mid-Atlantic
Construction Magazine Best of 2008
Valley Green Bank

Design Award of Honor, 2009
Pennsylvania Society of Registered Architects
Hargroves House

Publications

“Building Types Study, The Modules”
Architectural Record, July 2012

“Snapshot” Featured Profile Firm,
Mondo Arc Magazine, Feb/March 2012

“Bright Lights, Broad Street”
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept 21, 2011
Building on North Broad

“Square Feet”
New York Times, July 14, 2011
The Modules

“Top 10 Chicest Hotel in the World”,
Elle Magazine, 2009
The Bungalow Hotel

“Changing Skyline” by Inga Saffron,
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2003,
Mercedes-Benz of West Chester