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William D. Chilton discussing with his colleagues with miniature model designs for a project.
William D. Chilton discussing a project with Seung Hwan Namgoong on Macbook.
Jon Pickard interacting with colleagues.


Pickard Chilton’s process and ethos draw on a deep heritage that guides our practice. Principals share a common formative background, combined with an extensive record of success in designing complex, high-profile projects internationally. The resulting layered perspective informs all aspects of the firm’s work, as Pickard Chilton presents clients with a knowledge-based approach that emphasizes design vision, integrity, and exceptional service. The principals are deeply involved with every project, forming relationships with clients that typically lead to meaningful collaborations.

The Principals, Associate Principals, Senior Associates and Associates of Pickard Chilton lead the studio as award-winning designers of iconic corporate buildings and campuses, as well as commercial high-rises and academic and cultural institutions. These experienced studio leaders apply the same exacting standards to every project, while fostering a culture of teaching, mentoring, and creativity. If there is a signature Pickard Chilton “style,” it is one with its emphasis on design through making and artful collaboration with clients, colleagues, and communities.

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