The School of Architecture congratulates alumnus Michael Hinchcliffe (B.Arch ’94) on the recent announcement of his promotion as one of five new Principals at Payette. Sarah Lindenfeld, Mark Oldham, Scott Parker, and Robert Pasersky were also promoted to Principal. These promotions from within the firm’s own talented ranks is part of the organization’s commitment to continuing the evolution of leadership of the firm.
These five leaders have made significant contributions to the firm from building the foundation that led to the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award to key roles on projects like the four that received AIA COTE Top Ten recognition in the last four years, including two in 2019. Michael, Sarah, Mark, Scott, and Robert all embody Payette’s values with a desire to push the firm forward in new and exciting ways.
Hinchcliffe’s career, spanning nearly 25 years, is defined by both a depth and a breadth of award-winning projects for academic science, research, and healthcare. His leadership advances teams from programming and planning through design, documentation, and execution on projects that achieve balance between elegant design, technical program complexity, and high-performance sustainability.