We are a collective of 150 designers who are passionate about technologically complex buildings that are among the architectural profession’s most programmatically intricate and energy intensive. It is through our firm’s collaborative efforts that we have established a practice of innovation and invention that pushes programmatic, sustainability and design boundaries. With great pleasure we announce the advancement of three staff members who were promoted to Associate. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating their achievements.
Promoted to Associate
Gordon joined Payette in 2007 and has been a key team member in all of our project typologies. Most recently, he was the Project Designer for the Drexel University Bossone Research Lab Renovations, Trinity College Neuroscience & Media Arts Building and the University of North Carolina Charlotte New Science Building. Gordon has also created and recorded the musical scores for the past two Payette IIDA New England Fashion Show entries and authored the original score for the MGHfC video project that helps alleviate stress for patients in the pediatric Emergency Department.
Gordon received his Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture and B.Arch from the North Carolina State University School of Design.
Abby Klima, AIA
Promoted to Associate
Abby joined Payette in 2012 as an architect and planner. She has been a key team member on the planning and programming of Bates College, Bryn Mawr College, Utah State University, Amherst College and Cape Cod Community College. Abby currently a co-chairs Payette’s Undergraduate Science Group. Additionally, Abby focuses on shepherding information and data collection across the firm and works to articulate the firm’s process for planning and programming.
Abby received her B.A. in Physics and English from Wesleyan University, and her M.Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Promoted to Associate, Head of Design Technology Innovation
Santiago joined Payette in 2001 and was promoted to 3D Visualization Group Manager in 2005. Santiago spearheads the exploration and development of new design technology tools and systems. At the core of this effort, Santiago focuses on the generation, integration and adoption of digital tools and workflows, as design automation and performance increasingly influence the way we think and work.
Santiago received his B.Arch. from the University of Buenos Aires and his post-graduate Certificate in Applied Sciences with a software engineering focus from Harvard University.