Alfred R. Borden, FIALD, CLD
Al Borden is a principal and the founder of The Lighting Practice. After years of designing temporary shows for a variety of theater groups and rock bands, Al founded ‘The Lighting Practice’. He opened the Philadelphia office in 1989 to create a place where like-minded designers could work in a collaborative environment dedicated to design excellence and client service. In 2018, Al spearheaded The Lighting Practice’s expansion to New York, becoming managing principal of TLP’s second location. Al was motivated to open the New York office to support the firm’s growth and provide a second home base for local and national clients.
Inspired by his desire to create lasting designs that will positively impact people for years to come, Al continues to use light as his medium to make a difference around the world. Throughout his 30+ year career, Al has collaborated with building owners, facilities managers, government agencies, local communities, and architect-led design teams on projects spanning a variety of market sectors. Al’s personal and professional mission is to create lighting solutions that meet clients’ needs, respect and highlight architectural forms, and transform the ordinary into extraordinary spaces people want to spend time in.