Payette operates as a highly collaborative practice in which nine design partners share equal roles in marketing, management and design. While our firm has a singular name, we have continued to mature and evolve beyond our namesake partner. Ever since Tom Payette was chosen to succeed Fred Markus and Paul Nocka at the age of 33, the firm has shown a propensity for sustaining itself through a radical investment in its young designers to secure a healthy evolution of the firm. Since Tom Payette’s presidency, there have been two leadership transitions. Kevin Sullivan succeeded Jim Collins, Jr. as President in 2013. In addition to a robust partnership, the firm’s Associate Principals and Directors lead various initiatives across the practice.


Adam Anderson
Manager of Landscape Architecture

Denise Ivy Dea
Studio Manager

David Hamel
3D Visualization Group Manager

Lauren Hickey
Marketing Manager

Christopher V. Lind, PHR
Human Resources Manager

Parke MacDowell
Fabrication Manager

Jeff Minard
Facilities Manager

Steve Seaver
Accounting Manager


Doran Abel, AIA, LEED AP
Jeffrey Abramson, AIA, LEED AP
Adam Anderson, LEED AP

Christian Blomquist, AIA
Elizabeth Cox, AIA, LEED AP
Mary Gallagher, IIDA, LEED AP

Gordon Grisinger

David Hamel
Abby Klima, AIA
Alison Laas, AIA, LEED AP

Nick LaVita, AIA, LEED AP
Michael P. Liporto, AIA
Parke MacDowell
Shaun Morris, AIA
Ryan Murphy, RA, LEED AP
David Pawlak, AIA
Erin Polansky, IIDA, LEED AP
Michael J. Quinn, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP
Christopher Stansfield, AIA, LEED AP
Diana Tsang, AIA, LEED AP
Megan van der Linde, AIA, LEED AP