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Kevin Sullivan

Adjunct Instructor
  • Director Boston Studio

Kevin Sullivan is the President and CEO of the Boston-based architecture firm, PAYETTE, where he provides strategic direction, vision, and intellectual design leadership to the firm. In 2019, PAYETTE was the AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient, in recognition of design excellence and their innovative practice model. He co-authored a book about the work of his firm, FUSION The Performance of Architecture, which explores the concept of Performalism and was published by Monacelli Press in 2020. Kevin’s projects have been recognized internationally and nationally, receiving over sixty major awards. One of his signature buildings that exemplifies Performalism, the Northeastern University ISEC, recently received the AIA Architecture Award, AIA Urban Design Award, AIA/COTE Top Ten Award, Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, SCUP/AIA Excellence in Architecture Award and the Harleston Parker Medal, which is awarded to the most beautiful building in Boston built in the last 10 years.

Performalism, Fabrication, Urban Design, Sustainability, Jazz

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FUSION The Performance of Architecture, Monacelli Press, 2020

2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award, AIA College of Fellows (2012)

Young Architects Award (1998), 60+ AIA Design Awards


MArch - Harvard Graduate School of Design

BArch - Virginia Tech