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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, MIES
FIRM PRINCIPAL

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

Christina Spangler, LC, MIES
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER

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

Jeffrey Kahn, LC, MIES
SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Temple University
Bachelor of Arts; Radio, TV & Film, 1997
Member: IES

Adam Carangi, LC, MIES
CO-FOUNDER, SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Temple University
Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Member: IES, NCQLP, IALD

Jason Bradshaw, LC, MIES, LEED GA
LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Philadelphia University
Bachelor of Architecture, 2015
Member: IES

Emily Potenza
LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Philadelphia + Jefferson University
Bachelor of Architecture + Minor in Lighting Design, 2021

Sabrina Gonzalez
INTERN LIGHTING DESIGNER

Education: Thomas Jefferson University

B.S. Interior Design + Minor in Sustainable Real Estate Development, 2023

Lisa Lobree
BUSINESS MANAGER

Education: University of Colorado
BS Chemical Engineering, 1993

University of California
PhD Chemical Engineering, 1998

WBE Certified

BEAM is a Woman-Owned design firm registered with:

  • WBENC
  • MBEC with the City of Philadelphia

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Lighting Awards

IES Philadelphia Section Award of Merit
500 Walnut
2020

IES National Award of Merit
Entercom Headquarters
2020

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
Entercom Headquarters
2020

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
Private Residence
2019

IES Philadelphia Section Award
One Riverside Facade
2018

IES Philadelphia Section Award
Cabrini Athletic Pavilion
2017

IES Philadelphia Section Award
Rowan University Holly Pointe Commons
2017

IES National Illumination Award of Merit
Academy House Residential Lobby
2017

IES Philadelphia Section Award
Temple Adath Israel
2016

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

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
PhillyCAM Facade
2015

IES  National Illumination Award of Merit
Christ Church Sanctuary
2010

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award
Christ Church Sanctuary
2010

Historic Awards

Team Member for winning projects of Grand Jury Award for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

  • Harbison Dairy, 2022
  • Merrick Hall, Northern Children Services, 2015
  • Hatboro “Stove Works” Lofts, 2010
  • Historic Christ Church, 2009
  • Ambler Theater, 2008
  • Robeson House, Greene Street Friends School, 2008
  • Marie Lederer Senior Center, 2007

Team Member Awards

Architectural Excellence Design Silver Medal
AIA Pennsylvania Chapter
Anderson Hall, Temple University
2021

Architectural Excellence Design Honor Award
AIA Pennsylvania Chapter
St. Joseph’s Arrupe Hall
2021

Award of Excellence
ASLA PA -DE Chapter
Spirit Bridge, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2021

Merit Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture for General Design
Society for College and University Planning
Spirit Bridge, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2021

Best Fit-Out Project
General Building Contractors Association 
Entercom Headquarters
2020

Merit Award Project
AIA Pennsylvania Chapter
The Modules
2011

Small Projects Award
AIA National
CAMP Rehoboth
2009

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

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