We are pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Mattes, our firm’s sustainability liaison, to Senior Lighting Designer! Melissa has been with the firm since 2015 and leads many of our award-winning residential, mixed use and corporate projects. She is a Living Future Ambassador, LEED Green Associate and an advisory member of the IES’s Sustainable Lighting Committee. This past year Melissa was named one of Lighting Magazine’s top 40 under 40 international lighting designers, joining a select group of talented individuals. In addition to her beautiful design contributions, Melissa is also committed to spreading awareness and educating the industry on the development and specification of luminaires using sustainable and safe materials. Through roundtable discussions and an extensive industry survey, she is dedicated to making a difference. Melissa has taught lighting courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and presents nationally on topics related to lighting, sustainable design, and living.