Parke joined Payette in 2015, bringing expertise in both computational design and digital fabrication. He established Payette’s in-house Fabrication Space, which leverages conventional and digitally controlled tools for wood, composites and metals to enhance our design work. Parke channels his background in the building trades to expand the role of the architect – strategically collapsing the architect / builder divide. Parke frequently consults on issues regarding complex geometry, scripting and methods of full-scale fabrication and material prototyping. He works across a range of projects to explore and implement innovative design strategies. With a special interest in the community-building potential of architecture, Parke leads some of the firm’s pro-bono initiatives. Parke was previously at NADAAA, where he spearheaded their in-house fabrication and design-research studio.
M.Arch., with High Distinction, 2011 University of Michigan
BA, 2007, Dartmouth College