About Kristen Giannattasio


Kristen brings extensive design and project delivery experience, as well as invaluable hands-on construction experience to the et Alia team.  She is pragmatic, yet challenges the status quo, and is deeply invested in the needs of the end user.

Prior to co-founding et Alia, Kristen amassed over 20 years of expertise working at award winning firms in Boston.  She has experience in design, project management, and construction administration on a diverse range of residential, cultural, commercial and academic projects, including the $6 million Grable Visitor Center at The Frick Pittsburgh, and the $15 million campus center renovation at Brown University.

A native of Massachusetts, Kristen holds an M. Arch with distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she was awarded the John E. Thayer Scholarship and the Cathy Simon Scholarship. Kristen received her BS with highest honors in Art with a concentration in Architecture from Northeastern University. In academia, Kristen served as the first Principal Drawing Instructor for Harvard University’s Career Discovery Program where she developed and maintained the role for 5 years, and has taught design studio and architectural representation at Northeastern University.

Kristen’s design approach encompasses the tangible and intangible; focusing on materials, construction methods and details, as well as the psychological impact of design and the built environment.

See Kristen’s Resume

Contact Kristen: 617 960 0788  x700 | kgiannattasio@atelieretalia.com