Pickard Chilton has distinguished itself as one of the most highly regarded international architecture studios. Applying a potent mix of idealism and pragmatism, creativity and rigor, the principals and their talented teams work closely with clients to meet aspirations that are both deeply felt and objectively measurable.

The New Haven, Connecticut-based, 50-person studio, founded in 1997, provides design services to public and private sector clients in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The studio is large enough to be entrusted with highly competitive projects of landmark scale yet small enough to offer visionary clients the gratifying experience of shared engagement in the realization of their ambitious goals.

All aspects of the studio’s work are animated by the belief in the transformative power of research-driven design to deliver high-performance buildings that create measurable value for clients, produce an engaging and productive workplace and build better communities.

The studio practices exclusively as a Design Architect and collaborates with experienced Executive Architects to meet the unique needs of each client. This practice model ensures that clients have access to the most highly qualified professionals for all aspects of design, project management, building technology, and construction administration. 

Pickard Chilton’s commitment to sustainable design has resulted in LEED-Gold and Platinum certification of nearly 80 million square feet of the studio’s commercial, and institutional buildings since 2006. 

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The dynamic studio environment and responsive client interactions of Pickard Chilton strongly reflect the core values and professional profiles of the firm’s three principals. A focus on relationships, a respect for time, a commitment to providing both beauty and measurable value—these foundational beliefs inform everything the firm does and result in completed projects that consistently meet goals and exceed expectations. 

Providing unmatched service to clients, creating productive and enjoyable workplaces for building users, improving civic space for communities, and fostering professional development opportunities for staff are the fundamental tenets that drive the operation of the studio every day. 

In winning competitions for large, complex projects, Pickard Chilton draws from a studio culture that equally prizes collaboration, budget and schedule discipline, creative exploration, and technological sophistication. Projects advance through listening, observation, targeted research, and an iterative design process that engages clients in ways that assure the attainment of their highest aspirations. Clear and open communication at every stage leads to the realization of inspiring built work in which all participants are fully invested.

Not surprisingly, a strong ethic of teaching and mentorship runs through the firm, which strives to create a collaborative studio environment where learning is integral to the achievement of results.


  • Brigid Abraham
  • Macario Bandera
  • Andrew Barnett
  • David Brown
  • Deep Chaniara
  • William Chilton
  • Nancy Clayton
  • Andrew Collins
  • Elise Conti
  • Jonathan Cook
  • Christine Fitzsimmons
  • Stephen Fritzinger
  • Yiwei Gao
  • Andrew Gorzkowski
  • Mig Halpine
  • Zainab Hanzakian
  • Stephen Harris
  • Karl Hennig
  • Michael Hensley
  • Jason Hickey
  • Owen Howlett
  • Ashley Kim
  • Audrey Krieman
  • John Lanczycki
  • Woo Hyun Lee
  • Yen-Ming Lee
  • Nathan Long
  • Deborah Lukan
  • Owen Marhefka
  • Anthony Markese
  • Mona Mirzaie
  • Regan Mulligan
  • Richard Mullowney
  • Seung Namgoong
  • Arman Nasr
  • Adrienne Nelson
  • Rodney Nelson
  • Andrew Ostrowitz
  • Javiera Palacio
  • Jon Pickard
  • Daniel Raznick
  • Jovan Rhodes
  • Stephen Sarver
  • Lila Sferlazza
  • Ashkan Shirani
  • Benjamin Simmons
  • Robert Skeeles
  • Brian Skrovig
  • Andrew Swartzell
  • William Traill