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.