Kieran Martin recently joined the firm’s ranks of registered architects. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
Kieran joined Payette in 2013 and began working on the design, construction administration and LEED accounting for the Columbia University Core Lab Renovations. He has since worked on a master planning study for the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Departments at MIT and recently completed Construction Documents for the Science and Engineering Complex at Tufts University. He earned his Masters in Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. At RPI, Kieran won the Tap City Design Competition, was selected for the Bedford Travelling Scholarship and was a student captain at the Smart Geometry conference in 2012. He brings an interest in computational design, fabrication and emerging structural systems to his work. In addition to his position at Payette, Kieran teaches a Master’s Thesis Studio at Boston Architectural College, occasionally builds furniture and curates a small garden in Somerville.
What inspires you?
A slight variation from the expected; there tends to be something beautiful in an anomaly.
What is the best part of your job?
The resources, human and informational, that we have access to on a daily basis.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
Architecture is slow for a reason. Each decision must be considered from the perspective of numerous stakeholders.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
The experience of airline travel.