Kristen leads some of SGA’s most influential and transformative projects. She plays a significant role in every stage of a commission, from site planning to entitlements and from conceptual design to construction. She thrives on the different challenges projects bring, and strives to exceed client expectations.
Since joining SGA in 2011, Kristen has contributed substantially to the firm’s rapid growth by developing designs for prominent commissions in the commercial, life sciences and higher education markets. She particularly enjoys rehabilitating old or under-utilized buildings through adaptive reuse. She also welcomes opportunities to apply new technologies to her work, and accordingly has supported the use of innovative project delivery methods, such as Virtual Design and Construction.
Dedicated to environmentally responsible design, Kristen implements progressive strategies, such as passive house standards, to promote energy conservation. She feels strongly that the public realm and the way people move should directly (and positively) affect the way buildings are shaped, particularly in an urban or campus environment.
Kristen received her Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Outside of the office, she hikes, skis, plays soccer, and travels. After fostering dogs for several years, she now has one of her own – a mutt named Willard.