Since joining Payette in 1998, Jeff has led some of the firm’s largest and most complex academic research projects for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas Jefferson University, Harvard University and Cornell University. He recently led a large design team for two buildings for Penn State’s new West Campus for the College of Engineering.
Jeff has been an integral member of numerous award-winning architectural projects particularly focused on adaptive re-use including both Cornell University’s Kimball Hall Renovation and Harvard University’s Sherman Fairchild Renovation, which were each recognized as Renovated Lab of the Year projects. Jeff has proven to possess a rare ability to balance design management, mentoring and prototypical design thinking, which he has applied to both high technology projects at a large scale and carefully crafted small projects.
Jeff is particularly focused on the intersection of education and architecture. During his early years at Payette, Jeff developed the firm’s young designer educational program which ultimately earned Payette the AIA IDP Firm of the Year Award in 2002. Since that time, Jeff remains invested in working with young staff to further their understanding of how buildings are made and the potential for innovation that exists within every moment. Jeff also won the AIA Young Architect’s Award in 2005.
B.Arch. Cum Laude, 1998, Syracuse University, School of Architecture