Lana Nathe, Principal

Lana is an innovative designer whose proficient in crafting robust lighting solutions for both residential and commercial projects.  With over 30 years of experience, her concepts set the mood; highlight architectural structures and works of art; and shed light on natural landscape features. Her completed work for over 1000+ private residences, nationally, has captured the attention of clients, city officials and editors alike.

Lana began her design career under the tutelage of Hans von Malotki at Buro Licht Design in Koln, Germany.  She later followed her passion in lighting to New York where she worked with Fisher Marantz Stone Lighting Design.

In 2005, Lana put her established skills in architectural lighting design to work and launched Light Insight Design Studio in Woburn, MA.  Later, in 2006, she moved the office to South Boston until 2017 when the office moved to the Greenway + Milk Street.

In 2007, Lana founded “illuminaleBOSTON08”, Boston’s first evening lighting festival which coincided with the Boston’s Inauguration of the Rose Kennedy Greenway project completion.  100+ Team members and 10 different locations around the city were illuminated for five evenings.  Each site showcased energy-efficient and creative lighting and proved that exterior lighting can aid in creative place making by adding excitement and beauty through light.

Today, Lana continues her notable work in lighting design.  Her portfolio includes custom residences, landscapes,  galleries, museums, restaurants, retail, corporate offices, houses of worship and urban place-making.

 Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture & Design | North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND

  • Industrial/Product Design Minor | Fachhochschule fur Gestaltung; Kiel, Germany

Certifications:

  • State Office of Massachusetts / Women Business Assistance

  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professional / LC Certification

Memberships:

  • Associate Member - International Association of Lighting Designers | since 2005-Current iald.org

  • Board Member - Designer’s Lighting Forum of New England | Served as Past President and an active Exec Board member since 1999 -Current dlfne.org

  • Founder/ Board Member- The Luxury Collaborative organization 2017- Current luxurycollaborative.com

  • Board Member - Light Boston City of Boston organization; 2018- Current lightboston.org


 
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Miljorie Averion

Light Insight Design Studio is excited to have Miljorie join our team, originally from Easton, PA., and previous graduate from Northampton Community College, with an Associates degree in Applied Science.

Miljorie moved to Boston to study Architecture at Boston Architectural College (BAC). She is the Student Chapter President of the BAC’s American Institute of Architecture Students. She will graduate Fall 2020.

In her spare time,  she likes to sketch and sew. Her endless creativity is constantly being explored.

 


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Heather Kelly

Heather is conducting an internship at Light Insight Design Studio while she is pursuing her Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. A native from Hooksett, NH, Heather is proficient in AutoCAD and SketchUp. She is the ASID Student Chapter Secretary at Dartmouth and an active student member of USGBC.

She was a semi-finalist in the ASID Student Portfolio Competition (2019) and her team’s entry into the IIDA Fashion Show won Best School Entry (2017).

Heather will graduate Spring 2021.