Congratulations to Parke MacDowell for being selected for the 2022 AIA Young Architects Award. We are incredibly proud of his achievements.
The Young Architects Award is given by the AIA to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and have made significant contributions to the profession in the early stages of their careers. Parke will be presented with the award at the Annual AIA Conference in Chicago in June.
Parke joined Payette in 2015. He established our model shop and FabLab, along with a comprehensive staff training program. Today, fabrication is key to the personality of our firm. Parke has been an integral part of design teams on a broad range of projects including the Pedestrian Crossing (PedX) at Northeastern, the Fifth Xiangya Hospital and the Hengqin Innovation Center, where his inquiries into both design and fabrication were implemented on a massive scale with optimal effect.
Parke led Payette’s pro bono work for Beyond Walls in Lynn, combining civic activism, management skill and superb design. These inspiring projects—Underpass Lighting, WaSH and FoLD—had a direct effect on Lynn’s citizens and were widely recognized with multiple design awards. Parke has written articles, delivered lectures, organized exhibitions, appeared as a design critic and won individual professional awards. He also co-founded the BSA Learning Community MKR|MGR.