George Washington University
Milken Institute School of Public Health
Boston University
Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering
Columbia University
Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Spectroscopy and Infrastructure
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
75–125 Binney Street

James H. Collins, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP

Since joining Payette in 1979, Jim has applied the best principles in lab planning and design to create environments that respond to the changing nature of scientific inquiry. His quest to advance the collaborative dialogue between designers and users is marked by a concomitant shift in both the way science is taught in academic settings, and applied in the laboratory.

On many campuses, Jim has elevated the role of science in ways that reconnect and repair campus fabric, as evidenced by an important body of projects that make science more visible and accessible. His leadership in adapting campus planning and lab planning organizational concepts to the way scientific advancement principles have changed has set new standards in both architectural practice and research settings.

As President of the firm (1998-2013), Jim defined Payette’s exemplary model of practice, which balances technical pragmatism with creative design vision. Jim brought increased focus to the firm’s design and sustainable initiatives. His body of work is singularly focused on the advancement of the architectural profession as a vital partner in defining new ways to support scientific advancement.

See Jim speak with the AIA about the future of architecture and Payette’s practice.

B.Arch., 1978, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MBA, 1978, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, 1977, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Adam Anderson
Manager of Landscape Architecture

Denise Ivy Dea
Studio Manager

David Hamel
3D Visualization Group Manager

Lauren Hickey
Marketing Manager

Christopher V. Lind, PHR
Human Resources Manager

Parke MacDowell
Fabrication Manager

Jeff Minard
Facilities Manager

Steve Seaver
Accounting Manager


Doran Abel, AIA, LEED AP
Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP
Adam Anderson, LEED AP

Christian Blomquist, AIA
Elizabeth Cox, AIA, LEED AP
Mary Gallagher, IIDA, LEED AP

Gordon Grisinger

David Hamel
Abby Klima, AIA
Alison Laas, AIA, LEED AP

Nick LaVita, AIA, LEED AP
Michael P. Liporto, AIA
Parke MacDowell
Shaun Morris, AIA
Ryan Murphy, RA, LEED AP
David Pawlak, AIA
Erin Polansky, IIDA, LEED AP
Michael J. Quinn, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP
Christopher Stansfield, AIA, LEED AP
Diana Tsang, AIA, LEED AP
Megan van der Linde, AIA, LEED AP