Melissa Mattes

Senior Lighting Designer | Sustainability Specialist

LC, LFA, Living Future Ambassador, LEED Green Associate, IALD

As the leader of Sladen Feinstein’s sustainability efforts, Melissa’s orientation towards regenerative design began by redefining her professional habits to align with her personal sustainable values. Melissa is an Ambassador for ILFI, taught lighting courses at RISD, speaks at national conferences on sustainable lighting practices, and consults for manufactures on sustainable product development.  As a periodic industry writer on the subject, her article on material transparency in lighting and the quest for sustainable products was recently featured as the cover story in LD+A Magazine. In 2020, Melissa was named one of Lighting Magazine’s international class of “Top 40 Under 40” lighting designers, and in 2021, began leading the IES Sustainable Lighting Committee as Co-Chair.