Leni Schwendinger is considered visionary in her approach to the next generation of luminous environments and cityscapes. With over 20 years of work as both lighting designer and public artist, she has refined her lighting philosophy and in doing so, has redefined the possibilities for light in the public realm.
Leni Schwendinger leads the Nighttime Design/Global Lighting Urbanist, this work is shared through her public speaking engagements, including worldwide “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” events 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.