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Adam J. Trojanowski

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Adam Trojanowski advances Altieri’s museum HVAC design philosophy through the pursuit of low-energy, sustainable design methods.

Adam joined Altieri in 2004 as a senior mechanical engineer after nine years with Ove Arup & Partners, in New York and London. He was made a Principal in 2011. Adam has considerable expertise in the design of specialty mechanical systems for highly-controlled environments and architecturally challenging projects such as The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and Harvard’s A.R.T. Center for Theater Research and Performance, in Allston, MA. His exceptional organization skills are key to the long-running relationships he has developed with our clients, and the overall project guidance 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.

Adam teaches a course on systems integration at Yale University’s Graduate School of Architecture.


Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Master of Science
Civil & Environmental Engineering

State University of New York, 1994
Master of Science
Mechanical Engineering

State University of New York, 1992
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering

Registrations & Certifications

Professional Engineer-Mechanical

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Abraham Joshua Heschel School, New York, NY

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Boathouse, M&O Building, Pier 1 Entry, New York, NY

Colgate University, Dana Arts Center, Hamilton, NY

Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

Detroit Music Hall, Detroit, MI

Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

Grace Church School, New York, NY

Harvard Law School, North and Langdell Halls, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University, A.R.T. Center for Theater Research and Performance, Allston, MA

Haverford College, Tritton and Kim Residence Halls, Haverford, PA Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY Knights of Columbus Building, New Haven, CT

Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art of Asia Gallery, Conservation Center, Curatorial

Library, Dutch & Flemish Galleries, Boston, MA

National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

New England Conservatory, Student Life and Performance Center, Boston, MA

New York University, Bobst Library, New York, NY

New-York Historical Society, New York, NY

The Obama Presidential Center, Chicago, IL

Phillips Exeter Academy, The Goel Center for Theater and Dance, Exeter, NH

University of Arkansas, Windgate Galleries, Fayetteville, AR

University of Florida, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Yale University, Hillhouse Avenue, multiple buildings, New Haven, CT

Yale University, Beinecke Library (BRBL) & Yale Preservation (YUL), New Haven, CT

Yale University, Art & Architecture Building, Rudolph Hall/Loria Center, New Haven, CT

Yale University, Ingalls Ice Rink “The Whale,” New Haven, CT

Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, CT

Yale University, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, New Haven, CT

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT


From Barnes to Calder: Critical Lessons Learned and Applied 10 Years Later, Building Museums Symposium (MAAM), 2023, with Barnes and AEGIS Property Group

Healthy Buildings: What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality and Your Building Systems, Building Museums Symposium (MAAM), 2021

Professional Affiliations



Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

U.S. Green Building Council