Kim Cladas was first exposed to the art and science of lighting while studying for her degree in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University. She spent the next 15 years at Casella Lighting in the Design Center, starting at the reception desk and ending up as showroom manager. In 1996 Kim founded Kim Cladas Lighting Design, an independent residential lighting design practice. Since then she has worked in close collaboration with architects, interior designers and property owners on numerous successful projects in the Bay Area and beyond.
Kim Cladas Lighting Design offers complete lighting design services from design concept, to detailed lighting plans and specifications, to site visits during installation, through to final focusing and may include interior, exterior, landscape and dimming controls.
“Kim and I have worked together on many residential interior design projects over the years. She is happy to work on both large and small projects and is practical and pragmatic as well as creative. Kim is my go-to lighting designer, and I never hesitate to recommend her to other building professionals and homeowners for their projects.”