Leni Schwendinger leads the Nighttime Design/Global Lighting Urbanist initiative within Arup’s lighting discipline and is a recognized authority on the many issues and applications of city lighting with more than 20 years of experience creating illuminated environments for public spaces all over the world.
This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking engagements, including worldwide “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” events, most recently in Bogota and Sydney. Unveiling spring 2016, Leni’s light and color concepts will transform 60-foot shade structures in Las Vegas. Large-scale design projects such as Times Square’s renovation, AS Roma Stadium and North Embarcadero Visioning Project illustrate her commitment to nighttime districts.
Professional recognition includes multiple Lumens from the Illuminating Engineering Society, American Society of Landscape Architects, NEA Japan Residency Fellowship and a media/music production at Carnegie Hall. She is currently the Design Trust for Public Space Lighting Design Fellow. Schwendinger has enjoyed extensive coverage in design press and media, including videos produced by Architectural Digest and Dwell magazines.