Matt Fracassini MIES, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager

Matt joined The Lighting Practice in 2015 as a Project Manager. Prior to TLP, he worked as an Applications Engineer for an architectural lighting manufacturer in West Haven, CT and as a Lighting Designer and Project Engineer for a high profile MEP consulting firm in New York City. Throughout his career Matt’s focus has been designing coherent and energy-efficient lighting with advanced lighting control solutions. His project experience includes corporate, healthcare, laboratories, financial institutions, and education environments.

Why did you become a lighting designer?
I was at a crossroads of whether to pursue architecture or engineering, and for me, lighting design occupied a sweet spot at the intersection of these pursuits.

What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
I took a Quantum Mechanics class in high school, and I was utterly fascinated by it. Especially the concepts of multiple dimensions & unobservable phenomena, and how such abstract concepts affect both our everyday life as well as our understanding of the universe.

What’s your “walkin’ down the street” theme song?
“A New Career in a New Town” by David Bowie

What 3 items would you take to a desert island other than food and water?
A Kindle, a knife, and a good pair of shoes.

Education

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering – The Pennsylvania State University

Credentials & Affiliations

  • LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) - Associate Member
  • Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council (USGBC) - Member
  • ACE Mentor Program - Mentor, Greater New York City Affiliate (2013 - 2015)