Leni Schwendinger

reSITE NightSeeing™ in Prague

Leni Schwendinger, most recently, Arup’s global urban lighting leader, 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.

Here new interdisciplinary practice, nighttime design, focuses city districts darkened hours and includes fresh community involvement methodologies. This work is shared through Leni’s public speaking engagements, including the worldwide “NightSeeing™, Navigate Your Luminous City” program, most recently in Sydney Australia, Seattle Washington (USA) and Bogota, Colombia. Recent and ongoing projects include the New York City subway, several bridges in Canada, and art projects for the Cleveland Rapid Transit District, among others.

Professional awards include such recognition as multiple Lumens from the Illuminating Engineering Society, SEGD and the NEA Japan Residency Fellowship.

Schwendinger has enjoyed extensive coverage in design press and media, including videos produced by Architectural Digest and Dwell magazines.