Piatt Associates, inc. has provided architectural services to clients since 1980 in three modes:

  • as a traditional full-service practice,
  • as an architectural design consultant specializing in the early stage of projects exploring planning/development options and creating design concepts, and
  • as a general partner in various real estate developments.
  • Clients have included development companies, municipalities, other architects and homeowners. We have experience with all building types including small and large-scale residential, shopping and market centers, restaurants, theaters, hotels and hostels, and more recently, cruise ships. Piatt Associates has made a specialty of creating and refining the architectural design image of buildings and expressing those designs in perspective renderings for use in community and environmental reviews, marketing efforts, and financial application packages. We are known to our clients for our responsiveness, flexibility and design creativity, and our understanding of the marketplace due to our own development experience.

    James H. Piatt has practiced since 1968, including 9 years with Ecodesign and Benjamin Thompson & Associates before beginning his own practice. While at BTA he worked on projects for IBM and the Rouse Company, including Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Harborplace and Seaport. Mr. Piatt holds a BArch with high honors from University of Illinois (1972) and a MArch in Advanced Studies from MIT (1976). He is NCARB certified, registered in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and LEED certified (US Green Building Council member).

    Thomas Piatt has practiced since 1978, working with John Sharratt Associates, Ecodesign, and Hugh Stubbins Associates prior to joining Piatt Associates in 1982. He holds a BS in Political Science from University of Illinois (1973) and a BArch from the Boston Architectural Center (1981). He is registered in Rhode Island.