Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners © Michael Moran


Altieri’s experience designing MEPF systems began in the early 1960s before sustainability was popular, but it was impossible to ignore the relatively high energy consumption of HVAC systems.  This reality drove us to develop strategies for energy efficiency which we continue to use today. Our design concepts provide first cost economy, consider energy costs, and are sensitive to maintenance and life cycle cost.  “Green Design” is a consistent standard of our firm and Altieri is proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Over 40 of our projects have been awarded LEED certification including those listed below. A current project, The Obama Presidential Center, is pursuing LEED Platinum, SITES Silver, and International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Zero Energy certifications for all buildings and facilities that are part of the Center.  


  • Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA *First major art and education institution in the country to achieve LEED’s highest level of certification.*
  • Colby College Grossman Hall | DavisConnects, Waterville, ME
  • Cornell University Law School Academic Center, Ithaca, NY
  • Glenstone Arrival Hall, Potomac, MD


  • Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York, NY
  • Beacon Barn River Center, Beacon, NY
  • Brown University, Applied Mathematics Building, Providence, RI
  • Brown University, Perry & Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI
  • Columbia University, Knox Hall, New York, NY
  • Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center, New Haven, CT
  • Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York, NY
  • Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  • David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY *First LEED-certified commercial gallery in the country.*
  • Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD
  • Glenstone Café, Potomac, MD
  • Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA
  • New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, The Goel Center for Theater and Dance, Exeter, NH
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT
  • The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
  • The Spence School, New York, NY
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, South College, Amherst, MA
  • Wellesley College, Pendleton West, Wellesley, MA
  • Williams College, Hollander and Shapiro Halls, Williamstown, MA
  • Williams College Stetson Hall | Sawyer Library, Williamstown, MA
  • Yale University, Paul Rudolph Hall, New Haven, CT


  • Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY
  • Colby College, Cotter Union Expansion, Waterville, ME
  • Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Art + Design Wing, Corning, NY
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT
  •, Lancaster, PA
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center, Manalapan Township, NJ
  • Museum of the City of New York, Phase 2, New York, NY
  • Museum of the City of New York, Phase 3, New York, NY
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Chace Center, Providence, RI
  • Sangha House, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY
  • Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne, VT
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons, Springfield, MA
  • The Flea Theater, New York, NY
  • The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Phase 1, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA

LEED Certified

  • Colby College, Diamond Building, Waterville, ME
  • Fort Ticonderoga, Mars Education Center, Ticonderoga, NY
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Bronxville, NY *First college/university visual arts building to be LEED-certified.*
  • The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA *First existing building in the US to achieve LEED certification.*
  • MCC Theater, New York, NY
  • Montclair State University, Chapin Hall-Jed Leshowitz Recital Hall, Montclair, NJ
  • The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT *First museum in the nation and first building of any kind in Connecticut to be LEED-certified.*
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Student Enrichment Center, University Park, PA

Certification Pending

  • Princeton University, Princeton Childcare Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Princeton University, Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building, Princeton, NJ


  • Altieri staff are members of:
  • International Living Future Institute
  • Passive House Alliance United States
  • U.S. Green Building Council

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