Recent Award-Winning Projects




Triple Bridge Gateway

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Midtown Manhattan

Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD) Award of Merit

The annual SEGD Design Awards Program recognizes the best in environmental graphic design, and showcases the trans-disciplinary nature of visual communications in the built environment.

"New York Designs: Public"

The Architectural League created the juried lecture series "New York Designs: Public" as a forum for the presentation of innovative and accomplished built work in New York City. Triple Bridge Gateway was presented by Leni Schwendinger and Henry Stolzman of PKSB Architects.


Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY

American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter:
2009 Design Award

Light Projects worked closely with Polshek Partnership architects to develop integrated materials and illumination methods for a dynamic lighting environment to heighten the surfaces and shapes of the central room housing Judy Chicago's seminal artwork, The Dinner Party.


Flatbush Avenue Streetscape Masterplan
Brooklyn, NY

Public Design Commission of the City of New York:

2008 Award for Excellence in Design
For Flatbush Avenue corridor, Light Projects collaborated closely with EDAW to envision a lighting scheme that provides improve wayfinding and identity for motorists and pedestrians.  The streetscape scheme includes artist Brian Tolle's monumental sculpture, for which Light Projects is providing illumination design.


Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Queens, NY


American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter:
2008 Merit Design Award
Our lighting design embraces our client's desire to "humanize the infrastructure" in the Queens Plaza district with a structured modern street-lighting system and integrated park illumination.


Leni Schwendinger and the Light Projects studio invite you to join in celebrating the awards we have received for recent public and institutional New York City projects. We also hope you will view Leni's lecture itinerary for the next six months --during which she will be sharing with diverse audiences around the world her perspectives and experiences in designing nighttime environments.
Through fusing art and design with light, Light Projects has the demonstrated capacity to enrich your clients' visions.

We offer more than a decade of experience illuminating public works and infrastructure --and can enhance your team with our WBE and DBE certifications for city, state and federal contracts.


 Talks and Appearances
by Leni Schwendinger


June 4, 2009
Architectural League "New York Designs: Public"
Triple Bridge Gateway
(with architect Henry Stolzman)


June 11, 2009
Guangzhou International Lighting Technology Symposium

L.E.D. Track

Color and Light: Humanizing the Urban Nighttime Environment

September 24, 2009
Schreder Lighting
Seminar Program

Chicago, Illinois
International Lighting Strategies
Reclaiming the Dark Side of Town: An Underpass Becomes a Gateway

November 5, 2009
The Lighting Day 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reclaiming the Dark Side of Town: An Underpass Becomes a Gateway


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Join Us!  Collaborate, share knowledge and referrals: LSLP is focused on attracting the most innovative projects and clients. Our work currently resides in two areas:

  • Design for public and civic space such as landscapes, cultural institutions, transportation facilities and infrastructure.
  • Artwork commissioned by agencies, owners and architects.

Fusing both domains, we are developing a product-design division.  Light Projects continually seeks to share knowledge and expand horizons. If you are interested in creating new opportunities and possibilities together, we welcome your visit to our light-filled studio in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

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