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Pickard Chilton Recognized as a 2018 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

Parul Dubey on October 31, 2018 - in Awards, News

(New Haven, Conn.) – Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, has been recognized by AIA New England as a 2018 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. Pickard Chilton was presented with the honor at the 2018 AIA New England Design Awards Celebration on October 12 at the Boston Society of Architect’s BSA Space in Boston, Mass.


Sponsored by New England’s Young Architect Regional Director and Regional Associates Director, the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm award recognizes firms that display outstanding commitment to the development of emerging professionals within their staff. AIA New England defines an emerging professional as a student, recent graduate or architect licensed within the past 10 years. The candidates were judged on criteria such as mentoring, involvement in professional organizations, education and certifications, diversity, projects, and other factors. Pickard Chilton received a total of 35 of the required 30 points to be named an Emerging Professionals Friendly Firm in the medium size firm category.


“Pickard Chilton is committed to supporting and advancing our emerging professionals, all of whom share enormous talent and a deep passion for architecture,” said Pickard Chilton principal William D. Chilton FAIA. “Providing meaningful opportunities for mentorship, growth, and exploration is extremely valuable for these designers, the studio and our profession at large.”


A strong ethic of teaching and mentorship runs through Pickard Chilton, which strives to create a collaborative studio environment where learning is integral to the achievement of results.  In addition to frequent studio design critiques with principals and senior level staff, innovative programs and opportunities created specifically for emerging professionals include: the Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship; Greenbuild Ambassador Program; and, financial support for achieving professional licensure as well as LEED and WELL accreditation. 


Additionally, Pickard Chilton hosts an annual Summer Education Program for all incoming, summer intern and experienced designers.  The popular series provides enriching and varied experiences outside the normal studio atmosphere such case study presentations, field trips, and technical skill-sharing.




Pickard Chilton is an international architectural practice noted for its expertise in the design of large, complex and often high-profile buildings including corporate headquarters, high-rise commercial office towers, hotels, and academic and health care facilities. The firm’s layered perspective informs all of its work, presenting clients with a sophisticated, knowledge-based approach that emphasizes design vision, integrity, a focus on client objectives, and exceptional service. Headquartered in New Haven, Conn., the firm’s recent completed projects include: Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 609 Main in Houston, Texas; the ATCO Campus in Calgary, Alberta; and, 1144 Fifteenth in Denver, Co. Current projects include 2+U in Seattle, Wa.; 145 Broadway in Cambridge, Ma.; Canal Place for Dominion Energy in Richmond, Va.; and a mixed-use project in Tampa, Fla.; as well as corporate, commercial, and multi-family developments in Austin, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Omaha, Menlo Park, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Stuttgart, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan. Please visit www.pickardchilton.com for more information.

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