Northeastern Pedestrian Crossing Lifted Into Place

2018 October 16 LEAVE A COMMENT

The Pedestrian Crossing will stretch above five MBTA / Amtrak rail lines to connect the main campus with the expanding ISEC to the south of the tracks.

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BeyondAEC 2018 Hackathon – Creating “J3lly”

2018 August 14 LEAVE A COMMENT

Payette Designers recently participated in the second annual BeyondAEC Hackathon.

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Planning and Fabricating a Patient Room Mock-up

2018 August 7 LEAVE A COMMENT

Using mock-ups for healthcare projects allows future users, medical staff and owners to experience and examine the space during the design process.

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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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What shapes a makerspace?

2018 July 19 LEAVE A COMMENT

A makerspace is a place to congregate and share ideas – to solve problems by prototyping, tinkering and iterating.

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The Maker Movement

2018 July 12 LEAVE A COMMENT

While this buzzword is relatively new, the essence of the “maker” can be tracked throughout history.

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Payette People at beyondAEC

Chris Mackey is discussing parametric environmental modeling at this year’s beyondAEC Symposium.

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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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The Geometry of Sound Diffusion

With the goal of acoustically improving our FabLab, we are conducting a acoustical research study inhouse.

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Models in the Studio: Part II

2018 March 1 LEAVE A COMMENT

Our project alcoves are full of model studies, full-scale mock-ups and other artifacts of our design approach.

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A Holistic Approach to Façade Design

2018 February 22 LEAVE A COMMENT

Inventive thinking for façade design is paramount for the development of a sensitive piece of architecture.

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Models in the Studio

2018 February 1 LEAVE A COMMENT

Our project alcoves are full of model studies, full-scale mock-ups and other artifacts of our design approach.

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New Tutorial Videos Released for SkinDesigner Plugin

2017 December 4 LEAVE A COMMENT

We are proud to announce the launch of five new video tutorials of our publicly available SkinDesigner plugin for Grasshopper.

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Designing for LEED Platinum

2017 November 20 LEAVE A COMMENT

Located within Duke’s main science precinct, Environmental Hall stands as a model for high performance campus architecture.

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Beyond Homogeneity: Boston’s Solution

2017 October 24 LEAVE A COMMENT

Last year, we were honored to participate in Metropolis’s Think Tank series leading a discussion on breaking through the wave of homogenous architecture in Boston.

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Solar Benefit: A Key to Early Design Performance

2017 October 16 LEAVE A COMMENT

During the design process, our teams utilize solar radiation studies to help design energy efficient buildings.

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Do you dream in analog or digital?

2017 October 9 LEAVE A COMMENT

As we move into more virtual 3D environments, will this affect the way we imagine space?

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SkinDesigner Plugin for Grasshopper is now Available!

2017 September 29 LEAVE A COMMENT

Payette is happy to announce the first official release of the SkinDesinger plugin for Grasshopper!

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The Impact of Glazing on Winter Thermal Comfort

2017 September 20 LEAVE A COMMENT

Read our article on the Glazing and Winter Comfort Tool in this month’s Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences.

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The Evolution of Payette’s Parametric Façade Tools

2017 September 14 LEAVE A COMMENT

As architectural expression, project parameters and building science are applied throughout the design process.

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