designers

Jeffrey Sladen
Josh Feinstein
Julie Rose_2
Reiko Kagawa
Ben Strauss
Melissa Mattes
Eda Muco
Durga Kranti Sala
Andrea Schwebel
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, 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, IES joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting as a Senior Lighting Designer in 2018. He brings nearly a decade of lighting design experience from his work at Gary Steffy Lighting Design where he managed and designed large commercial, residential, hospitality and civic projects. Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design / Technical Theatre from the University of Connecticut.

CAROL WILLIAMS, IES, LEED Green Associate, joined Sladen Feinstein in 2015 as a 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, LEED GA, Jr. Assoc. IALD, joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in 2015 as a Lighting Designer. She brings a passion for sustainable living and working to each of her projects and has a personal interest in innovative approaches to energy efficiency.  Melissa is proficient in various design software programs including AGI32 for lighting design.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Anderson University and a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University.

EDA MUCO, CDT, Jr. Assoc. IALD, joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in 2016 as a Lighting Designer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Eda is passionate about lighting for its scientific, visual and emotional facets. Her European origin and upbringing in Asia give her a diverse perspective and a keen eye for the unique details of our surroundings. She is proficient in graphic and technical programs and brings design and technical knowledge through her professional experience in the interior architecture field. Eda is interested in the technological potential lighting can reach to help us create harmonious and symbiotic living environments.

KRANTI SALA 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.

ANDREA SCHWEBEL joined Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting in 2018 as a Lighting Designer and brings with her an educational background in interior design, sustainability and marketing. She has worked on a number of projects ranging from private residential and multi-family to academic and community spaces. Andrea holds a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture from Suffolk University where she served as President of the Interior Design Council and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario.

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.