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Kristen DiStefano LEED AP BD+C

Associate, San Francisco

Kristen is an Associate and group leader for 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 managed many of the firm’s most ambitious projects including the Mission Rock Development, San Francisco’s first Type 1 Ecodistrict, 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.