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Kristen DiStefano LEED AP BD+C

Associate Director, San Francisco

Kristen is Associate Director of the San Francisco office and leader of the Carbon Practice. 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 managed many of the firm’s most ambitious projects including the San Francisco Giants’ Mission Rock Development, and the 2020 Project, the largest public private project in US history at the University of California Merced. As an integral part of the firm’s Masterplanning and Daylight practices, she synthesizes complex details and analysis for clients into clear sustainable frameworks and reports to achieve major sustainability gains.

Kristen taught Architectural Design and Environmental Systems and Controls at the University of Oregon and was a Teaching Associate at Cornell University. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Bachelor of the Arts in Civil Engineering and Studio Art from Bucknell University.