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Kristen DiStefano LEED AP BD+C

Associate Director, San Francisco

Kristen is an Associate Director of the San Francisco office. With her macro-to-micro approach, Kristen provides big-picture guidance for large scale masterplans and detailed analysis including daylight optimization, shading control and innovative materials on the building scale.

Kristen has successfully led some of the firm’s most ambitious and complex projects including the Nvidia Endeavor building in Santa Clara, CA, the Student Center renovation at the University of California Berkeley, and the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock Development. She is currently leading the 2020 Project, an unprecedented public private partnership (P3) project at the University of California Merced, and the California College of the Arts Unified Campus project with Studio Gang in San Francisco.

Beyond projects, Kristen runs Atelier Ten’s Carbon Management practice and is an integral part of the firm’s Masterplanning and Daylight practices. She has taught Architectural Design and Environmental Systems and Controls at the University of Oregon and was a Teaching Associate at Cornell University.