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We are excited to welcome to the Pickard Chilton team Sofia Zavala, Yuhao Wu, Mary Le, Madison Seip and Dhyan Sharma. We invite you to read the following perspectives on their personal design interests, first impressions and experiences working in our New Haven studio.

The thoughtful integration of art creates an additive and experiential quality to our built environment.   A great work of art is emotive and memorable - establishing a meaningful connection between individual and place. 


The Art of Collaboration, authored by Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA presents the foundational tenets of Pickard Chilton that underpin our unique practice model to share with the public, architecture students, and the profession. In the following article published in Common Edge on August 12, 2021, Crosbie explains the origins of the book, the seven themes which frame the narrative, and the successful projects that have been realized as the result of these collaborative relationships.

Samarth Vachhrajani is a 5th year Architecture student returning to Iowa State University College of Design this fall. He shares his experience as a summer intern at Pickard Chilton.

With over 3.5 million square feet of mass timber projects in our portfolio, Pickard Chilton has invested significant time and effort to best understand the unique opportunities mass timber presents while stretching the boundaries of its structural, massing and enclosure design. While each design addresses the challenges specific to the individual project, in return, it allows for the exploration of the near-limitless possibilities of mass timber. Highlighted below are four recent designs where common mass timber design was innovatively challenged to craft experiences tailored to the needs of each client and community. 

As Pickard Chilton celebrates the re-opening of our architectural design studio, we recognize this moment as a notable inflection point for the holistic re-envisioning of the modern workplace. We pride ourselves on the physical and technical agility of our workspace and consider our studio a testbed - constantly adapting, moving and changing to suit new ways of collaboration and harnessing emerging technology.