designers

Jeffrey Sladen
Josh Feinstein LC IALD
Julie Rose_2
Reiko Kagawa
Ben Strauss
Jennifer Bean LC
Carol Williams LC, IES, LEED GA
Melissa Mattes
Durga Kranti Sala
Kathy Poirier
Katelyn Cotter

JEFFREY W. SLADEN, AIA, LC, founding Partner and Principal of Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, is a Registered Architect and a certified Lighting Designer. He has worked as an Architect and Lighting Designer since 1988 and has provided lighting design for academic buildings, libraries, science laboratories, corporate offices and hospitality spaces. His educational background includes degrees from Massachusetts College of Art and the Boston Architectural College. Jeffrey is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the Designers Lighting Forum of New England.

JOSH FEINSTEIN, LC, IALD founding Partner and Principal of Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting, has worked as a Lighting Designer since 1993. He has provided lighting design for academic buildings, corporate offices, hospitality spaces, science laboratories, and private residences. He is an active member of the IES and the Designers Lighting Forum of New England. Josh holds a Bachelor of Art in Art History from BU and Master of Science in Interior Design from UMASS, Amherst.  He received the 2018 Mentor in Design Award from Design New England and has taught an advanced lighting design studio at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University since 1998.

JULIE ROSE, LC, IALD is a Principal at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting and has worked in the lighting design industry for more than 15 years. She has provided award-wining design for academic institutions, hospitality projects, commercial clients, religious organizations, museums and libraries throughout the country. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Arts in Interior Design from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University, where she has served as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Interior Design Department.

REIKO KAGAWA, LC, LEED-AP BD+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassador is a Principal at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting and has been with the firm since 2004. She enjoys collaborating with clients and finding opportunities in challenging lighting design settings. Reiko’s design experience includes academic buildings, commercial offices, hospitality spaces and research laboratories. She received her degree in Architecture from Oyama National College of Technology in Japan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts. In 2018, Reiko was named one of the top 40 under 40 international lighting designers by Lighting Magazine, joining a prestigious group of young designers.

BEN STRAUSS, LC, IES is an Associate at Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting and brings over a decade of lighting design experience to the firm. Prior to joining Sladen Feinstein, Ben was a Lighting Designer at Gary Steffy Lighting Design where he worked on large commercial, residential, hospitality and civic projects. With a background in theatrical lighting, Ben is currently leading a renovation of the historic Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design and Technical Theatre from the University of Connecticut and is a Lighting Certified Designer.

JENNIFER BEAN LC, joined Sladen Feinstein in 2020 and comes to us from AHA Consulting Engineers where she served as an Electrical Design Engineer and Associate for 14 years. She brings an extensive understanding of electrical engineering theory, lighting and controls and has managed and designed large commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings, including multiple LEED Gold and Platinum projects. Jennifer is a member of the IES and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Endicott College.

CAROL WILLIAMS, LC, IES, LEED Green Associate, joined Sladen Feinstein in 2015 and is a Senior Lighting Designer. She brings an interest in all aspects of design to each of her projects. Carol holds a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Keene State College, and after spending time working in the graphic design and newspaper industry she decided to pursue design even further, earning her Master’s in Interior Architecture and Design from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. Carol is a member of the IES and brings technical experience, including the use of visual lighting software, such as AG132, to each of her projects.

MELISSA MATTES, LC, Living Future Ambassador, LEED Green Assoc., joined Sladen Feinstein in 2015 as a Lighting Designer. She specializes in indoor/outdoor public spaces, hospitality, single-family homes and multi-family high-rises. As a designer and yoga instructor, Melissa is continually curious about the parallel relationship between architecture, the human form, and what it means to embody space. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Anderson University and a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture from Suffolk University. Melissa is an associate member of the IALD and an active member of the IES New England Chapter, where she earned a scholarship to train at a weeklong biennial IES Teachers of Lighting Workshop.

KRANTI SALA, LEED Green Assoc., joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in 2016 as a Lighting Designer. She believes in the philosophy that “Light brings design to life.” Her proficiency in various design software programs allows her to create visual representation of lighting design ideas. She holds a Bachelors and Masters in Bio-Technology from India. Her interest in arts motivated her to pursue a Masters in Interior Architecture from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. She is a recipient of 2016 DLF scholarship to visit Light + Building in Germany and a member of the IES.

KATHY POIRIER, joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in 2012 as the firm’s Bookkeeper. She has over twenty years of experience and working knowledge in accounting principles and QuickBooks accounting software. She is a graduate of Northeastern University.

KATELYN COTTER, has provided marketing consulting to Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting since 2015. She has more than 15 years experience leading marketing efforts for the A/E/C industry and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. Katelyn has led and organized marketing presentations for the Boston Society of Architects and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.