About Us

Creative Design – Constructible Documents

Lighthouse Architecture’s focus is on what you aspire to achieve. Located in Philadelphia, we provide full Architecture/Engineering and Interior Design services for the mid-Atlantic region. We realize your vision with design that is appealing, functional, affordable—and buildable. You get what you want in a Creative yet ConstructibleSM package.

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 in Business Administration and co-ownership in a real estate development company. He understands developers because he has been there—designing, financing, building and selling.

Licenses :  PA, NJ, DE, NY, CT, MD, DC, VA, FL

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified Architect
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)
  • CSI Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA)
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)