Monte Payette

Monte Payette

Philadelphia, PA, US



During my more than thgirty years of experience within the design field, I have worked independently and as a staff member for six architectural firms. I earned specific experience designing high end residences in the traditional manner as a Project Architect during my tenure with Peter Zimmerman Architects where I was responsible for multiple projects that started with the initial meetings with the clients to establish the program and then taking the project through the design from concept to construction documents and then on through construction administration. Prior to that, I had a desk at Chan Krieger and assisted them, as a consultant with a number of projects where my varied expertise with planning and a variety of building types allowed me to contribute in a number of ways. I have the technical skills and motivation to lead a variety of projects from conceptual design through construction administration. I have worked with clients from the initial discussion of a project through developing project goals and presenting concepts and managing the day to day issues. I am capable of working within constraints of zoning and building codes, and with engineers, to achieve design solutions that embrace an appropriate balance of function, cost, and aesthetics




B Arch. Rhode Island School of Design, 1985

BA Rhode Island School of Design, 1984


Previous experiencemoc.

August 2011- present Payette Design LLC. Design build. Design build of residential additions and renovations


February 2011- to present Payette Design LLC. Providing design and construction services. January 2010- Formed a consulting firm of Payette Design LLC. Consultant to Payette Assoc. Boston, MA.


March 2007- July 2009. Project Architect Peter Zimmerman Architects. Berwyn, PA.

July 2006- December 2007. Project manager Alvin Holm Architects. Philadelphia, PA.

March 2004-March 2006. Project designer at Bower Lewis Thrower Architects. Philadelphia, PA.

September 2002-October 2003 Partner of Cambridge Auto Racing. Manufacturing limited production custom automobiles.

September 2003-2004. Independent consultant for planning and Architectural projects for Leyland Alliance Tuxedo, NY.

September 2001-2003 Independent consultant for planning and community design standards for Balsam Mountain Preserve Land Co. Waynesville, North Carolina. Independent consultant for town planning for the town of Port Royal, South Carolina.

July 2000- July2001 Project designer at Chan Krieger Assoc. Cambridge MA.

January 1999- July 2000. Independent consultant for town planning and Architectural projects at Chan Krieger assoc. Cambridge, MA.

August 1992- December 1999. Project manager, Designer and planner at Payette Assoc. Boston, MA.

1989-1992 President of Payette & Payette Architects Planners. Cambridge, MA.

1985-1989. Designer at Perry Dean Rodgers and Partners. Boston, MA.



Warwick Grove. Independent

Project designer and manager. Four single family houses between 2,200-3,000 sf. (Design ongoing)


Warwick Grove. Independent

Project designer and manager. Four attached 2,700 sf. mixed use building in the town center. 1st floor retail 2nd and 3rd floor residential. (Schematic Design completed summer 2003. $1,800,000 Est.)


The town of Port Royal. Independent

Planner. 50 acre conversion of industrial port facilities into mixed use neighborhoods with town center extension. 1.1m s.f. est. (Design started March 2002. $100m construction cost Est. On hold)


Balsam Mountain Preserve. Independent

Project designer and manager. Architectural guide lines for 350 home 4,800 acre development. Waynesville NC. (Design completed Sept. 2002)


Rosemary Beach Land Co. Independent

Project designer and manager. 2,700 s.f. mixed use building in the town center. 1st floor retail 2nd and 3rd floor residential. Rosemary Beach FL. (Design completed March 2002. $600,000 Est.)


Canal Side Commons. Independent and Chan Krieger

Project design consultant for Chan Krieger. New 150 acre mixed use community on Cap Cod. 470,000s.f. retail. 180,000  s.f. residential. 174,000 high tech center. 136,000 s.f. office. Borne, MA. ( Design completed 2000.)


Vineyard Haven Yacht club. Independent

Project designer. 1,500 s.f. locker shower pavilion with shop for boat repair. Vineyard Haven, MA. (design ongoing. $150,000 Est.)


Windsor Land Co. Independent

Project designer and manager. Two 2,500 s.f. houses with court yards. Windsor, Vero Beach, FL. (Design complete 1999. $1.1m construction cost.)


RCL Development. Payette Assoc.

 Project designer and manager. 2,400 s.f. Spec. house. Rosemary Beach, FL. ( Construction completed 1999. $600,000 construction cost)


Four new towns in Germany. Payette Assoc.

Project designer and planner. Master plan and land use plan for conversion of former East German military bases in Brandenburg Germany. 6000 acres. (Design complete 1998. $3b. Est. construction cost.)


Town of Port Royal. Payette Assoc.

Project planner. 10 acre new neighborhood fronting inter coastal water way. 51 market rate homes, 12 high end residences, 50 – 75 room inn, public marina with purveyor’s office and café. (Design complete 1998)


McGeoghean. Payette Assoc.

Project designer and manager. Housing on Danehy Park. Four town houses and three flats. 9800 s.f. Cambridge, MA. (Design complete 1998. $1.1m construction cost)


Habersham Land Co. Payette Assoc.

Project designer and manager. 20,000 s.f. of mixed use commercial and residential. Seven buildings 14 apartments on Paris Ave. Port Royal, SC. (Design complete 1997. $1.2m construction cost.)


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

Jan 1981 - May 1986

Areas of Specialization