Krystyna Zelenay

Krystyna Zelenay

Berkeley, CA, US



I recently completed the Master of Science in Architecture program at the University of California in Berkeley. My research focused on the effect of interior and exterior shading on daylight and occupant comfort. I am presently working with the Windows and Daylighting Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Prior to returning to graduate school I worked for three years as a consultant in New York City, initially as an environmental consultant at Atelier Ten, and then as a facade consultant at R.A. Heintges & Associates – a consulting firm specializing in curtain wall design. While working at Heintges I was involved in design and construction drawing development, shop drawing review, full-scale mock-up testing, and site and factory inspections. My experience to date has allowed me to develop a solid understanding of the range of factors involved in the design and construction of high-performance facades from the standpoint of weather and structural performance as well as building energy use and occupant comfort.


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Building Technologies, Berkeley, CA, US, Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Quality control testing of COMFEN, WINDOW and THERM software – a suite of programs used to evaluate the performance of architectural facade and window systems; program documentation, helping with user support issues, and contributing to the design and implementation of the programs.

Jan 2011 - current

Center for the Built Environment, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Graduate Student Researcher

Automated shading system performance and operation; effect of interior and exterior shading on building energy use and occupant comfort

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Heintges & Associates, New York, NY, US, Curtain Wall Consultant

Basic structural design, curtain wall thermal performance analysis, Design Development and Construction Document drawings, curtain wall specification writing, shop drawing review, mock-up testing, factory and construction site inspections.

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2003 - May 2005

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2003


Eva Li Fellowship in Architecture, University of California-Berkeley, Award


AIA/AAF Scholarship for First Professional Degree Candidates, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Award


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