RICK HOWELL, PLA, ASLA, LEEDAP

With over 30 years of experience on a wide-range of projects, Rick's expertise and input are invaluable assets to clients and project teams.  Eternal optimism and enthusiasm supplements his experience and thoughtful design sense.  Rick is thorough, passionate and able to navigate the often unpredictable nature of any given project. When he is not collaborating with the PLAID crew, you can find him shopping for used books, critiquing art, or enjoying a cold stout.


BRETT PAYTON, PLA

Equipped with a pen and sketchbook, his passion for process and storytelling through design is evident in his work and drawings.  With local, national, and international experience, Brett approaches each project with the intent to uncover solutions that are artfully practical and inspiring.  From big to small, he has experience with all scales and project types.  When Brett isn't draped in PLAID, he is probably juggling kids, home improvement projects, and various plates of food.