Nathalie Rozot is a phototect and a phototectural critic. She situated her planning and design practice and academic service in lighting design in 2000, after working for over ten years in product, exhibition, architecture, landscape and urban design. A former Director for l’Observatoire International, she started her own design and research practice in 2006 and founded Photic in 2008, a cleantech start-up company for alternative lighting solutions and innovation.
Rozot is the recipient of grants from the City of Paris and the New York State Council for the Arts and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the MacDowell Colony and the Graham Foundation for Architecture. Her lighting designs received awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), were finalists on prestigious international competitions such as the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and received fiscal sponsorship from NYFA and the Van Alen Institute.
Rozot is a professor and thesis faculty in Parsons’ Masters program in Lighting Design, she was a senior guest lecturer in landscape architecture Masters programs in Versailles and Lille, and she regularly serves as an academic and professional juror. She is a former education columnist for the IES’s publication LD+A and she has published and lectured internationally on social and critical issues in lighting.