Principal, Director of Building Science
Andrea is a Principal and the Director of Building Science at Payette, the 2019 AIA Firm Award recipient for their work fusing design and building performance and has worked on four recent COTE Top Ten Award winning projects. At Payette, she integrates building performance into all of their work and leads their internal research efforts. She was the Principal Investigator on the AIA Upjohn Grant research grant focused on thermal bridging and lead the development of Payette’s Glazing and Winter Comfort tool.
She is an Lecturer at MIT and Harvard on building performance. She has her BArch from Carnegie Mellon and a Masters in Building Technology from MIT where she was the recipient of the Tucker-Voss Award. She recently served on the AIA COTE Advisory Group, is a past chair of the AIA 2030 Working Group, and currently serves as on the board of the Boston Society of Architects and the AIA Board Knowledge Committee. She was a 2017 recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award and is a LEED Fellow.