Michael A. Freliech, P.E.



Michael Freliech joined Altieri in 1997 and has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University. As a Principal since 2007, he heads one of Altieri’s five design studios and is responsible for leading HVAC design for many of Altieri’s key projects. Mike’s exceptional technical expertise drives Altieri’s renown for successfully meeting design challenges with innovative integration and control of advanced MEP systems. He led the award-winning Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Art + Design Wing project, recipient of the 2020 Architectural Engineering Institute Most Innovative Project Under $100M award. Mike’s significant portfolio of museum projects is also highlighted by the two-phased, 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. 

Mike’s exemplary leadership is key to the long-running relationships he has developed with his clients. 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.


  • 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, 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
  • Corning Museum of Glass, Contemporary Art + Design Wing, Corning, NY
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Instructional Center, Willimantic, CT
  • Harvard Divinity School, Swartz (formerly Andover) Hall, Cambridge, MA
  • Harvard University Law School, Lewis International Law Center, Cambridge, 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, Stetson Hall and Sawyer Library, Williamstown, MA
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT