Kristen A. Butts, P.E., LEED® AP

Associate Principal

Kristen Butts joined Altieri in 2006 upon receiving her Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Since then, she has worked on many of the firm’s complex museum and higher education projects, advancing Altieri’s creative engineering design expertise. 

The key relationship between design team coordination and the ultimate success of a project is a focus of Kristen’s approach. Her management style emphasizes partnership, open communication, and a shared goal of achieving the architect’s vision. Kristen’s design work and project management responsibilities for the Corning Museum of Glass project are a perfect example of her collaborative approach. The Corning Museum program also presented design constraints in its mandate to create museum conditions in a space with significant limitations. Kristen’s ability to address such design challenges with innovative solutions was also an essential element of the success this project.


  • American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY
  • Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing, Corning, NY
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT
  • Harvard Divinity School, Andover Hall, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard Law School, The Lewis International Law Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Long Island University College of Veterinary Medicine, Brookville, NY
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Gallery Expansion, Salem, MA
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons, Springfield, MA
  • The Brooks School, North Andover, MA
  • The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
  • Tisch Residence, Greenwich, CT
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park and Moody Amphitheater, Austin, TX
  • Distinguished residential projects in Greenwich and Long Island
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT