Steven Paynter Principal, Gensler Toronto, ON
Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Has Experience with these building types:
Assembly (Worship, Restaurant), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Factory/Industrial, Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Storage (Warehouse, Parking), Student Housing
Has Experience with these material types:
Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Mass Plywood Panels (MPP), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Heavy Timber Decking, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Wood-Concrete Composite Systems
Has experience with these construction types:
I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B
Steven’s passion in architecture is the delivery of excellent work. Translating concepts into designs, designs into construction drawings, and drawings into buildings. Steven always asks project teams “Does that make it better?”. As it relates to mass timber, Steven is an advocate for this delivery method because of it’s many benefits to the environment and to occupants.
Steven has been involved in Mass Timber projects since the early 2000's, even winning a timber industry design award while still at University. More recently Steven has been the lead Architect for the development of the Sidewalk Labs Kit of Parts system, utilizing advanced technologies including the prefabrication of many Mass Plywood components. Steven was the project lead for the design of the PMX protype, a 35 Storey Mass Timber tower, which would be the largest pure timber building in the world.