Kristen is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture and the First Year Program at the California College of the Arts and a principal at magnet architecture and design. She holds a professional M.Arch degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University. Kristen is a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Kristen received both the the Newberry Fellowship and the Will M. Melhorn Scholarship. To support her continuing research, Kristen has received grants from the Graham Foundation and AIA Denver.
Kristen has taught architecture studios at the University of Colorado, UC Berkeley, and at CCA. In addition to her teaching in the Architecture and First Years Programs at CCA, Kristen is a First Year Studio Coordinator and a First Year Advisor.