M.S., Columbia University; Advanced Architectural Design
M. Arch., The Ohio State University
B.S. Arch., The Ohio State University
AIA; NCARB; LEED® BD+C; Partner, Fredette Architects, PLLC; Diane Kaufman Fredette is a registered architect and full professor, roles that are illustrative of core values – professional excellence, lifelong learning and sustainability.
In her 25+ years as a licensed architect, Diane Kaufman Fredette has designed and managed a variety of projects ranging from large health care institutions to adaptive reuse of 19th century heritage barns for non-profit organizations. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, heritage buildings, academic buildings and sustainable projects. While working with Perkins Eastman Architects, under Diane’s leadership The Fortune Academy project earned a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award for 2002 from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Beyond architectural services, Fredette Architects also provides consulting and educational services. As a consultant on sustainable strategies and LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects, Diane assists project teams with experienced leadership in the planning, design and construction of Green Buildings. As an educator, she supports offices, organizations and educational institutions with workshops, lectures and knowledge on sustainable practices.
Throughout her professional life, Diane has also served numerous universities as a design critic, juror and lecturer, in addition to nurturing the development of professionals in offices. Professor Fredette is a former Chairperson for the Construction Management and Facilities Management Department, School of Architecture at Pratt Institute. In structuring curriculum and reviewing courses, her approach emphasizes strategic links between policy and practices and engaging partnerships among faculty, students, alumni and the professional community.
Professor Fredette teaches courses on architecture and sustainability in several university curriculums. She has served as Qualified Visitor for ACCE Program Accreditation and as a curriculum reviewer for the Urban Green Council.
Diane Kaufman Fredette serves on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, as a member of the Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education for the New York City Department of Education and the Greater New York Construction User Council, and as a course reviewer for the U.S. Green Building Council.
Fredette Architects is a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certified with the New York City Department of Business Services, and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council.