nathalie rozot, planning and design

nathalie rozot

Nathalie Rozot is an award-winnning multidisciplinary planning and design consultant based in New York. Her design leadership extends over a wide range of disciplines such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, exhibit design, and, since 2000, lighting design, and projects reflect her long-standing interest in public space.

A former Director for l’Observatoire International Inc., Nathalie started her own lighting design and research practice in 2006. She launched the company Photic in 2008, and the not-for-profit think tank on light PhoScope in 2011.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Florence, Osaka and New York. Awards include Lumen Awards, grants from the City of Paris, the New York State Council for the Arts, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Parsons the New School for Design, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony and the Graham Foundation for Architecture. Her designs were finalists on several prestigious international competitions, such as the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Nathalie Rozot teaches lighting in several master's programs-- she is part-time associate professor at the New School University where she serves as primary thesis faculty in Parsons' MFA in lighting design, and a guest lecturer in two landscape architecture programs at the Ecoles Nationales Supérieures de Paysage in Versailles and Lille. She regularly serves as a guest critic at CUNY, Pratt and Columbia University, and as an educational and professional lecturer and juror. She publishes and lectures internationally on global nightscapes and social and critical issues in lighting, and she is the IES' LD+A columnist on lighting education.


Nathalie Rozot is a member of the IES and an educator member of the IALD.