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Scott Payette


Master of Architecture – Harvard University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture – University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, Design of the Environment and Fine Arts – University of Pennsylvania

With over thirty years of professional experience, Scott is a proven team leader and collaborative partner able to manage high profile projects, complex programs, difficult schedules and budgets. Experienced with “integrated project delivery” approach and working in a multi-office environment.
He is an innovative and consistent designer with a strong portfolio in “green” design, renovation, and adaptive-reuse, including projects focusing on education, arts, science, and workplace facilities for public & private clients who require a high level of design, technical expertise, and sustainability.
With the ability to adapt to changing market conditions with a strong professional network, Scott is an accomplished market leader with proven approach to business development in education, science, and non-profit market sectors.

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Alex Melvin


Master of Architecture – Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Science, Construction Management – University of Florida
Bachelor of Design, Architecture – University of Florida

A Licensed Architect who specializes in sustainable design, construction materials, methods, and building systems, with an expertise in building information modeling. He has been working with SPA since 2017 and LBGO Architekten since 2015, and teaches Methods & Materials at Mass. College of Art & Design in Boston
With an education in both Architecture and Construction Management, Alex brings a unique perspective to the table, being conscious of construction methods, costs, and schedule throughout the design process, allowing for projects with a high level of design within expected budgets and timelines.
Alex has interest in blending Design and Construction, sustainable materials and processes, creative material implementation, computer programming and parametric design, innovative fabrication techniques and construction processes.

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Sayem Khan


Master of Architecture, Urban Design – Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science, Architecture – Northeastern University

An experienced Licensed Architect / Urban Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. He has experience working in collaboration with For-profit & Nonprofit Organizations, with project experience in Urban Planning, Construction Administration, Sustainable Design Practices, and Proposal Writing.
Sayem has managed projects in both Haiti and the United States, ranging in scale from small demonstration centers in Haiti using local materials, methods and labor, to a $3M historic preservation/adaptive-reuse of an old Power Station into a TV Network station in Roxbury.

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