Kristen DiStefano LEED AP BD+C

Director, San Francisco, San Francisco

Kristen is a Director of Atelier Ten’s 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 new Nvidia campus in Santa Clara, CA and the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock Development. She led the sustainability vision for the 2020 Project, an unprecedented public private partnership (P3) project at the University of California Merced that nearly doubled the size of the campus. She’s currently working with the California College of the Arts in San Francisco to develop a carbon neutral unified campus.

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.