Solid Light, Inc.  

Louisville,  KY 
United States
  • Booth: 725

At Solid Light, we create emotionally engaging, award-winning experiences for civic, corporate, and museum destinations. 

Our strength is in our people—a complete in-house team of designers, fabricators, film and digital experts. Having all this talent under one roof gives us the power to rise to the challenge of making your experience unique. Solid Light’s growth, its culture and approach, even the very reason why it exists have been designed and engineered to do one thing extremely well—to create human-centered experiences that engage and inspire visitors.

Choosing one firm to handle everything on your project greatly simplifies the process for you. Our complete range of services include: Project Management, Master Planning, Concept and Schematic Design, Interpretive Planning, and Content Creation (including integration with educational programming and statewide curriculum), Design Development of the Exhibit/Experience Design, Architecture coordination, Media Planning and Production for both linear/story form and interactive, exhibit component Fabrication, Installation, and Management of 365-day Warranty (standard) as well as contracted Maintenance plans.

Our state-of-the-art, 55,000-square-foot facility, located in Louisville, Kentucky provides the ability to prototype your components for full review prior to installation—reducing the impact to the schedule and improving overall project and communication efficacy.

We immerse ourselves in your story to create a clear vision that is executed through design, interactive media, and fabricated elements unique and special to your space.

Our clients choose to partner with us because of the quality and integrity of our work. We approach every project collaboratively, becoming an extension of your team. Your success is our success. 

We’re a privately held S-Corporation with demonstrated year-over-year growth. Founded in 1999 by Cynthia Torp, Solid Light is a 100% woman-owned business (WBE) and fully certified by NWBOC.


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  • Solid Light kicked off Women’s History Month by announcing the award-winning firm has been selected to lead the Planning, Design, Fabrication and Installation of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Interpretive Center in Rochester, NY. 

    The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House was the home of the legendary American civil rights leader, and the site of her famous arrest for voting in 1872. The home, a National Historic Landmark, was the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association when she was its president. It is also where she died in 1906 at age 86, following her “Failure is Impossible” speech in Baltimore. The historic home exhibits artifacts related to her life and work and offers tours and interpretive programs to inspire and challenge individuals to make a positive difference.

    The new facility will increase capacity for visitation at the historic campus, emphasizing the power of place within the historic home, and providing a complementary immersive experience exploring the themes of Susan B. Anthony’s life–including civil rights, voting rights and equal pay for women–resonating with contemporary audiences. The Interpretive Center will also include space for archives and collections, events and programming, operations, and retail. 

    “As a woman–and a business owner, this site–this project, is personal. Susan B. Anthony has been an influential figure throughout my life,” says Cynthia Torp, Owner and CEO of Solid Light. “The opportunity to expand the historical footprint of her work and legacy by developing a newly designed visitor experience, spotlighting the strengths of multiple sites in a campus-like setting for generations to come, is incredibly exciting.”

    "Susan B. Anthony is as relevant today as she's ever been because the fight for voting rights and human rights is today's news. We selected Solid Light as our key partner in this project because they have the skills and the experience to deliver powerful, creative, immersive experiences,” said Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. “Even more importantly, they understand our purpose is so much more than sharing one woman's role in shaping history. Our vision is to share the history in ways that equip and inspire visitors to continue to work for the just, humane, and equitable world that we have not yet achieved."

    The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House’s Interpretive Center project partners include SWBR Architects and Christa Construction. Fundraising is underway, with a projected opening in late 2024.

  • Solid Light is pleased to announce the award-winning firm has been selected for Phase I of the exhibition revitalization of Discover the Real George Washington in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center at George Washington’s Mount Vernon for the 250th anniversary of the birth of the United States (July 2026). 

    Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Over 96 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public. Today, Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year. After Washington’s Mansion, Discover the Real George Washington, the exhibition on George Washington’s biography, is the most popular destination at Mount Vernon. Approximately half of all Mount Vernon’s guests visit the exhibition. Those visitors include student groups, tour groups, families, and individuals both locally based and from around the world. The 21,000 square-foot exhibition contains 13 galleries and 4 theater spaces.

    Phase 1 of the project consists of design and exhibit development with three major areas of focus: layout, story, and technology. Mount Vernon will remain open throughout the project; however, portions of the education center may be temporarily impacted as the project progresses.  

    “I still recall the awe I felt as a child visiting Mount Vernon for the first time. I stood on the grassy hill overlooking the Potomac River realizing that George Washington may have walked in that very spot, and my young mind came alive with excitement,” says Cynthia Torp, CEO and Owner of Solid Light. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with Mount Vernon and to make this exciting announcement.”

    “We are so pleased to partner with Solid Light on this critical and exciting project that will be a cornerstone of Mount Vernon’s gift to the Nation in 2026,” says Allison Wickens, Mount Vernon’s Vice President for Education. “Their innovation in emotional story mapping and their production informed design approach made them a natural fit to our project. They will ensure we meet our goals to create a meaningful and powerful biographical experience exhibit that builds from the existing strengths of the current exhibition.”

    Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization (501c3) founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. At the forefront of the field, the Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country.