Max Silverstein recently joined the ranks of the firm’s registered architects. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
Max is a recent addition to the Payette team. He has worked on a number of proposals with the firm and is now focusing on the sciences and laboratory typologies. His current projects include a renovation and addition to the science research facilities at the University of Vermont and a phasing study for Skidmore College. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 2016 and worked in high-end residential on Long Island for two years before moving to Boston to join the team.
What inspires you?
I’m driven by my inquisitive nature and constant desire to know more. A challenge always activates my competitive side to work through a problem.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the constant activity and lively culture of the office. There’s always another project to learn about and another conversation to be had. Coming from a small office, the atmosphere here enables me to engage with a larger swath of people each day and learn from a greater variety of projects.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
Iterate – it’s important to think outside of the box and never get pigeon holed in your design thinking or too attached to a concept.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
A ski jump!