Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Kristi Woolsey

Kristi Woolsey

Adjunct Professor

Pittsburgh, PA


Kristi Woolsey joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 as an adjunct professor at the Integrated Innovation Institute. 

Kristi Woolsey is a consultant, designer, future-strategist, and speaker focused on identifying the behavioral patterns that have and will continue to appear in response to new technologies.  In her role at BCG, she designs future customer and employee experiences and the physical/digital spaces that will support those experiences

Kristi began as a professor researching the influence physical space has on behavior.  She left academia to launch her own firm, providing Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction, and the firm quickly become the largest woman owned firm in the west (2001). Recognizing the workplace transitions being driven by technology changes, she turned her focus to consulting in 2006, helping companies understand workplace strategy in a changing future environment.  In 2014 she joined MAYA design, a technology innovation firm, in order to be able to be more responsive to trends around the merging of digital and physical space. In 2017 BCG acquired MAYA, giving Kristi the opportunity to support BCG’s digital and agile transformation work with some of the biggest companies in the world.

Kristi has been interviewed by and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, and others.  She has taught or lectured at Arizona State University (Architecture and Business), UCSD Rady School of Management, SCIArch Los Angeles, University of Maryland, UT Austin, and many others.

  • End to end experience design 
  • Workplace and behavioral strategy
  • Physical space design
  • Build Your New Career
  • Master of Architecture, Arizona State University

  • B.S. Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology