The Value of Physical Models

2018 September 28 LEAVE A COMMENT

It’s crucial that the team and client both understand the design intent, and models are often an efficient way to demonstrate ideas.

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Finding Inspiration: David Pawlak

2018 September 24 LEAVE A COMMENT

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Nearly every design challenge begins with some exploration and search for inspiration.

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Careful Restraint, Technical Skill and Design Insight

2018 September 5 LEAVE A COMMENT

A 1,000 SF cleanroom built inside the MIT’s famed Media Lab, is a quiet study in careful restraint, technical skill and design insight.

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Lido Deck Competition: Hear from the Judges

2018 August 28 LEAVE A COMMENT

Each of our judges brought a unique perspective and set of experiences to our friendly design competition to re-imagine our Lido Deck.

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Mockups & Community Engagement in Healthcare Design Recap

2018 August 23 LEAVE A COMMENT

Earlier this month we hosted a Metropolis Think Tank event focused on the use of architectural mockups in healthcare design.

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Payette Precedents to Makerspace

2018 July 26 LEAVE A COMMENT

Today we explore some of our makerspaces that are currently in design or under construction.

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Versatile Chassis Accommodates Range of Research

The Kilachand Center was designed for targeted flexibility to accommodate a broad array of research pursuits.

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Payette Wins Two IES Illumination Interior Lighting Awards!

We are proud to share that both our Northeastern University ISEC and Boston University Kilachand Center have been awarded an IES Illumination Award.

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Rejecting Singular Authorship

As part of our design process, we submit our work for collective critique through a system of firm-wide design forums.

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The Materiality of Sound Absorption

We are researching strategies that we, as architects, can deploy in order to improve the aural comfort of our spaces.

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Collaborative Design Process With Enscape Plug-In

Enscape Plug-in tool allows our entire protect team to review and make design decisions collectively.

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Roundup: What We’re Reading

What are you reading? Here’s what caught our interest this month.

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Finding Inspiration: Arlen Li

2018 April 30 1 COMMENT

Nearly every design challenge begins with some exploration and search for inspiration. Today Arlen Li shares about where he finds inspiration.

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7 Tips for Optimizing a POE Interview

2018 April 25 LEAVE A COMMENT

A post occupancy process is a great way to inform your design practice.

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Trends in Boston’s Research and Innovation Ecosystem

2018 April 11 LEAVE A COMMENT

Ten attendees from different firms, ranging from architects to engineers, shared slide presentation on trends and best practices in lab design.

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Interiors: 30 days | 30 trends (Week 6)

2018 April 6 LEAVE A COMMENT

Over the last several weeks the Payette interiors department has shared great and interesting interiors-related links.

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Sustainable Strategies in Undergraduate Science

2018 April 4 1 COMMENT

Long before the advent of LEED and climate change, we were aggressive advocates of finding strategies to reduce the energy use in our buildings.

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There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

2018 March 20 1 COMMENT

We introduced our firm to architect Alison Killing, a bold architect unafraid to tackle what has become a taboo subject in polite conversation.

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Finding Inspiration: Elizabeth Cox

2018 March 19 LEAVE A COMMENT

Nearly every design challenge begins with some exploration and search for inspiration.

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