Dongjae Cho recently joined the ranks of the firm’s registered architects. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
After joining Payette in 2013, DJ has been involved in the design of diverse scales of projects including the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Avigan Lab, the Tufts Science and Engineering Complex, the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center Addition & Renovation, the Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building, the University of Pittsburgh Scaife Hall Addition Concept Study and a series of Boston College IISS Studies. DJ focuses on delivering strategic ideas and designs to create value by integrating the contexts of existing building, campus, urban fabric and landscape. He holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.Arch from the Rhode Island of School of Design.
What inspires you?
Family, Cities, Landscape, Ski and Golf
What is the best part of your job?
The privilege of our office location. As I work from the office and walk around our building, it feels amazing to see dynamic urban growth across the water and feel the old and new urban fabric around us.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
Set up a clear vision and continuously imagine it.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
The Harvard Allston Expansion project at Allston Rail Yards with Mass Pike straightening project. This project encompasses all the issues I am interested in.