Nik Pappastratis recently joined the firm’s ranks of registered architects. Today we celebrate his accomplishments.
Nik joined Payette in 2013 and began working on a variety of projects including the Upson Hall renovation project for the College of Engineering at Cornell University and the Center for Integrated Sciences at Skidmore College. He has since contributed to the design for the School of Nursing Addition/Renovation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, primarily focusing on the Technology Enabled Active Learning classrooms and Simulation Lab. He recently designed the Schow Library Classroom Renovation at Williams College which will begin construction later this month, and is currently working on the Biology and Chemistry lab renovations at the Williams College Science Center. Nik received his Masters of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2010.
What inspires you?
I have always been inspired by simplicity and efficiency in design.
What is the best part of your job?
The satisfaction of seeing a project come to life and experiencing the built environment for the first time.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far?
You can’t ask enough questions. Architecture is a continuous learning process that requires an abundance of knowledge. I treat every day as a new learning experience.
The sky is the limit: if you could design or redesign anything, what would it be?
I have always wanted to design and build my own house.