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Colors of Night, Drawings of Light

I believe that the most effective urban lighting hybridizes the poetry of night with the technology of light.

Let us be your guide through four steps to integrate illumination and nighttime design into your projects.



Photo: Kelli Hayden Photography

In 2019, we conducted six NightSeeing Programs around the globe.

For Downtown Santa Monica, the walking tour and workshop

supported Third Street Promenade master plan efforts.

Smart City Street Light Conversion & Evolving Technology Guidebook

commissioned by New York State's Capital District Transportation Committee and in

collaboration with Planning4Places is currently in progress. The guidebook will identify

LED smart technology to advance sustainability goals.

Photo: NYC Department of Transportation

El-Space: Creating Dynamic Spaces Under the Elevated

NYC Department of Transportation and Industry City in partnership with

the Design Trust for Public Space

As the Design Trust for Public Space, El-Space lighting fellow, Leni collaborated with

urban designer, Quilian Riano, and landscape architect, Tricia Martin to provide a replicable,

prototype in Brooklyn. A highly traversed path, from the subway to Industry City for workers,

and to the waterfront for visitors and residents the illuminated evening

experience was rated number one in visitor surveys.

The El-Space Toolkit is a multi-media resource for planning, design,

and operation of typical elevated, underused spaces.

Photo: Philippe Ruault

Zaryadye Park

Architecture: Diller Scofidio & Renfro | Landscape Architect: Hargreaves

Leni Schwendinger Light Projects' illumination concepts parallel the landscape and

architectural principles. Lighting creates starry-light webs to mark destinations.

Custom light-poles add a series of graceful markers to delineate pathways.

Illumination concepts included visualization of Russia's geographical typologies

and interpretive measures of heat and cold through varied displays.


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