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Leni Schwendinger joins Arup

21 November 2013 11.00 GMT


(US) - Schwendinger to lead US urban lighting design network as associate principal.

Leni Schwendinger has left her own practice, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, to become associate principal at Arup in charge of leading the US urban lighting team.

A lighting designer with expertise illuminating architectural and public spaces around the world, Schwendinger aims to expand the use and application of light to incorporate economic vitality, social interaction, and public health and safety into the fabric of city and urban environments, with a specific focus on nightscapes.

“Arup is thrilled that Schwendinger has joined the firm to lead its global urban lighting efforts,” said Brian Stacy, principal and Arup Americas lighting leader. “Through her vast network and years of experience, she will broaden Arup’s capabilities to include landscape, infrastructure, and atmospheres for both day and nighttime environments, worldwide.”

During her 20-year career, Schwendinger has focused on the artistic application of light as a medium in the urban environment. She has worked on significant projects throughout the world, winning numerous awards for her work, including a 2010 Lumen citation for the Triple Bridge Gateway project at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

In addition, Schwendinger has worked on other prominent lighting projects that were designed to connect public space, communities and visitors, including, award-winning Dreaming in Colour at the Seattle Center, and ‘The Heart of Doha in Qatar’.

“Innovation and creativity for bringing light to public spaces all over the world energizes architecture, landscape and urban infrastructure with the ultimate goal of connecting people to each other and their surroundings,” said Schwendinger. “I am excited to be on the Arup team and to expand my experience and influence to light city and urban environments everywhere.”

Schwendinger has lectured and taught widely throughout the US, Europe and Japan. As an internationally known lighting designer and speaker in high demand, she is considered an innovator and an authority on urban lighting and infrastructure.

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