Glenstone Museum, Potomac, MD, Thomas Phifer and Partners © Susan Fisher Plotner / Altieri

Firm Profile

“We value Altieri’s strong cross-disciplinary competence that allows their engineers to cover multiple perspectives when needed. There is a nimbleness to their design thinking and an ability to foresee long-range implications and consequences of design directions that have been invaluable to us in addressing very complex design problems and implementing better energy strategies.” — Chris Couse, Founding Principal, KPMB Architects, Canada

Altieri has provided MEPF engineering design services to architects and building owners for over 60 years. Our reputation as an industry leader is based on the seamless integration of systems within architecturally challenging environments. A Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certified by the State of Connecticut, Altieri is noted for its multi-disciplinary expertise, “gold standard” creative design, attention to detail, and outstanding team coordination. The firm was awarded the 2020 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Most Innovative Project Under $100M for the Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing and Amphitheater Hot Shop, and the 2022 AEI Most Innovative Project Over $100M for Glenstone Museum. 

Altieri is entrusted with designing optimal environments for scores of cultural, higher education, community, and historic projects around the country. Decades of design experience have been driven by our imperative to engineer the best solutions for each project, ensuring that our designs are sensitive to architectural integrity, support the creative vision of our clients, and enhance the user experience. We differentiate ourselves from other consulting engineers by aligning our design aspirations with those of our architectural clients, anticipating the impact that architectural goals have on our systems designs. 

It is our mission to meet high profile design challenges with solutions that set the pace for a sustainable future. Prioritizing environmentally responsible design has been a distinction of the firm’s work since the early 1960s. Significantly, The Getty Center received LEED certification more than a decade after construction, based on Altieri’s designs from a period predating the introduction and implementation of the LEED process. Today, over 40 of Altieri’s projects have been awarded LEED certification. 

Fundamental to Altieri’s values is a commitment to diverse, equitable, resilient communities – driven in part by the firm’s Initiative Teams Program in place since 2017. The thoughtful efforts of our voluntary employee-led teams have enabled us to consider new approaches and improve processes. In 2021 we undertook the important work of evaluating firm policies and practices within the social justice framework established by the International Living Future Institute. The effort resulted in our Just label, a significant acknowledgment of Altieri’s ongoing efforts to maximize the unlimited value of responsible, equitable, and inclusive practices in our workplaces and in the communities we serve.