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Lighthouse Architecture focuses on you, our client. It’s not about us – it’s about what you aspire to achieve.

We emphasize Creative yet ConstructibleSM design, balancing functional efficiency, real estate economics, aesthetics and sustainability.

Attractive design – built on a budget.

Peter J. Porretta, principal architect, brings a unique sensibility to architectural design. Growing up in the family construction business, he learned to appreciate the full scope of talents needed to execute an architectural concept through the challenges of the construction process to completion.

His design philosophy derives from that of the Roman architect Vitruvius, who famously wrote that a building should have “firmness, commodity, and delight.” A building should perform; it should provide a return on investment; and it should be a pleasure to view and to occupy.

Porretta’s design and construction experience was broadened by a master’s degree in Business Administration and co-ownership in a real estate development company. He understands the developers because he has been there – designing, financing, building, and selling.
Porretta holds a
Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Clemson University and a MBA from Rowan University. He is National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified Architect, a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), CSI Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) and a United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Porretta is member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as a volunteer professional for the AIA Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative. He is also a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and International Code Council (ICC) and actively involved in the Philadelphia District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Lambda Alpha International - the Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics (LAI), and the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association (PRA).
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