Kristen Giannattasio, AIA


Harvard University,  Master of Architecture  with  Distinction 2001
Northeastern University,  BS in Art/Architecture  Summa Cum Laude  1996 

registration / affiliations

Registered Architect, Massachusetts
Member, American Institute of Architects
Co-chair, Boston Society of Architects Small Practices Network


Boston Home 2020 Rising Star, Architect: Industry-Choice Award
Volume Zero Tiny House Design Competition: Honourable Mention, 2017

professional experience

Atelier et Alia  Founding Principal  2016
Merge Architects Inc, Boston, MA  Project Architect 2015-16
Schwartz/Silver Architects,  Boston, MA   Associate 2003-2015
Office dA,  Boston, MA   Designer   2000-2003
Machado + Silvetti Associates, Boston, MA   Intern 1998-2000
SmartArchitecture, Cambridge, MA  Intern 1996-1997
Developmental Resources, Cambridge, MA  Intern 1993-1995

select projects

Retail Cannabis Dispensary + Social Justice Museum, Boston MA| Atelier et Alia
Campanelli House, Framingham, MA | Atelier et Alia
Workplace Design and Office fit-outs, Boston, MA | Atelier et Alia
Grable Center, The Frick Art + Historical Center, Pittsburgh | Schwartz/Silver
Car + Carriage Museum, The Frick Art + Historical Center, Pittsburgh | Schwartz/Silver
Brown University, Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center | Schwartz/Silver
Poshtel, Boutique Hotel, Boston | Merge
Corporate Interior, Cambridge, MA  | Utile + Merge
Dockside Residences, Hyannis, MA | Merge
Private Vacation Residence, East Dennis, MA| Schwartz/Silver
Rubber House, New England | Office dA
Lakeside House, Framingham, MA| with Tali Buchler

academic experience/juries

American Institute of Architects Central Pennsylvania Design Awards 2019, Juror
Boston Society of Architects
Small Firm Awards 2019, Juror
Harvard University Career Discovery Program   Principal Instructor- Drawing 1999-2003
Northeastern University    Instructor of Architectural Drafting 2002
Northeastern University    Instructor of Architectural Design I: Conceptual Design 2001


New England Home, “Special Focus: New England Kitchen Design 2020, Shift to Sleek,” Sept-Oct 2020, p. 50.
Boston Globe Magazine,
“Ranch Dressing,” March 2020, cover + p.22-25.
Boston Home Magazine, “Star Power,” Spring 2020, p.18.
Design New England
, “Paradise, Take II,” May/June 2011 cover & p.92-99.
Materials: Architecture in Detail  Ojeda, Oscar Riera and Mark Pasnik, eds.  Gloucester: Rockport Publ, 2003 p. 20-21.
Immaterial/Ultramaterial, Toskiko Mori (ed.) Georges Brazilier. 2002, cover & p.1-4.
Architectural Record, “Weird Science in a New Age of Industry,” April 2001 p.163.
Studio Works 6, 7, 8 & 9: Harvard University 1998-2001.
The Language of Drawing, an introduction lecture | Harvard University Career Discovery 2003.
Representing the Urban Context lecture | Harvard University Career Discovery 2002.


TrashFashions SoWA, Boston, MA 2005
Sci-Arc Tensegrity in Rope, Los Angeles, CA 2002
The Ceiling at UpperCrust, Boston, MA 2001
Immaterial|Ultramaterial, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2001