Michael A. Freliech, P.E.



Michael Freliech joined Altieri in 1997. As a Principal since 2007, he heads one of Altieri’s five design studios. Mike’s exceptional leadership drives Altieri’s renown for successfully meeting design challenges with innovative integration and control of advanced MEP systems. The overall project direction he provides ensures that Altieri’s designs prioritize the quality, character, and integrity of the architecture and maintain the architect’s vision as our paramount intention. In addition to the award-winning Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing and Amphitheater Hot Shop project, recipient of the 2020 Architectural Engineering Institute Most Innovative Project Under $100M award, Mike’s significant portfolio is highlighted by the two-phase, 10-year renovation of Yale University Art Gallery, including the historic Louis Kahn Building, which resulted in the successful implementation of envelope improvements and the introduction of highly controlled museum environments within the galleries. His emphasis on sustainable solutions supports client goals, notably the Cornell Law School’s Academic Center project, one of Cornell’s first projects to achieve LEED Platinum.


  • American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brown University, Applied Math Building, Providence, RI
  • Brown University, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Providence, RI
  • Brown University, The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI
  • College of the Holy Cross, Prior Performing Arts Center, Worcester, MA
  • Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
  • Cornell University, Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, Ithaca, NY
  • Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY
  • Cornell University Law School, Academic Center, Ithaca, NY
  • Cornell University, McGraw Hall, Ithaca, NY
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing, Corning, NY
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT
  • Harvard Divinity School, Swartz Hall, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, First-Year Commons Study, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard University Law School, Lewis Law Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA
  • Huntington Avenue Theatre, Boston, MA
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • New England Conservatory, Student Life and Performance Center, Boston, MA
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Chace Hall, Providence, RI
  • Rice University, The James Turrell Skyspace, Houston, TX
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, Washington DC
  • Waterloo Park and Moody Amphitheater, Austin, TX
  • Williams College, Chapin Hall, Williamstown, MA
  • Williams College, Stetson Hall and Sawyer Library, Williamstown, MA
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT