Master of Architecture , Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Licensed Architect in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California
LEED Building Design and Construction accredited professional
Member of The American Institute of Architects and Boston Society for Architecture
Co-founder and Principal of Atelier et Alia, Christina brings twenty-two years of architectural experience to the firm. Christina is deeply invested in the successful execution of projects on behalf of Atelier et Alia’s clients. She leads them from initial discussions through design and project management to the completion of construction. With experience in institutional, educational, commercial, and residential design, Christina is well-versed in the complexities of the built environment and its multiple perspectives.
Christina embraces the collaborative nature of architectural projects and works closely with clients and teams to thoughtfully achieve the design vision and project goals. With an engineering degree and a commitment to sustainable methods, Christina values carefully integrating building systems into the overall design. As a nerd at heart and a believer in the power of good design, she loves digging into the specifics to determine efficient solutions that simultaneously bring delight.
Before co-founding Atelier et Alia, Christina worked for fifteen years at award-winning Boston and San Francisco architectural firms, including Payette Associates, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Studio Bondy Architecture, Fougeron Architecture, and SMWM (now Perkins& Will). Her projects from this time include the San Francisco North Beach Branch Library in a dense urban neighborhood, the 175,000-square-foot Williams College Hopper Science Center, and the Cornell University Kimball Hall renovation.
Christina is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and co-chaired the Boston chapter’s Small Practice Network committee from 2018 to 2022. Christina taught undergraduate and graduate architectural design studios at California College of the Arts for seven years and at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Fall 2016. She has been a visiting critic at several architecture schools. Christina is a Town Meeting member and sits on the Library Building Committee for the design and execution of the new library in Belmont. In her free time, she loves pursuing art projects of various types and traveling with her family.