Nelson Jenkins

Lumen Architecture / Principal

Nelson Jenkins is an award-winning lighting designer whose consultancy practice, involvement in the professional community, and passion for teaching inspire his creative work in the ever-evolving field of lighting design. Since founding Lumen Architecture in 2005 as a comprehensive lighting design consultancy, he has worked on a variety of prestigious projects throughout the world.

The vast diversity of these projects has enabled him to hone his expertise in the poetic use of light, for which he and his consultancy have won several awards for design excellence. He compliments his professional experience with teaching at Parsons the New School, and also lectures internationally.

His work has been featured in numerous magazines and trade publications, where he is regularly cited as an authority on a range of lighting-related topics. He obtained degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, and lives in New York City.