Reiko Kagawa


LC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, Fitwel Ambassador

Reiko joined SFIL in the early stages of the company’s establishment and became a Principal in 2017. With an academic background in both architecture and interior design, she cherishes the beauty of architectural form and enjoys bringing life into each space through the use of light. “I love architectural lighting and how it can create a memorable user experience. I look at architecture as a musical score and lighting as the musical expression, such as dynamics or articulation that bring the music to life.” Knowing how powerful lighting can be, Reiko thrives on pushing its boundaries in a project’s vision, sustainable footprint, and occupant’s well-being. Her focus is on the holistic sustainable lighting design between different recommended practices and standards. Reiko is an advocate and educator on LEED and WELL, has presented at multiple conferences and has authored published papers. She has received many national lighting awards and in 2018, was named one of Lighting Magazine’s international class of “Top 40 Under 40” lighting designers.