Neal Payton

Senior Principal
"Urbanism is about designing cities and towns that give people access to the social, economic and health benefits to improve and sustain their quality of life."

Mr. Payton is a Senior Principal at Torti Gallas, where he directs the firm’s
West Coast office. His work involves planning activities at a variety of
scales, including inner city revitalization, inner suburban infill and
refill, transit-oriented development in emerging development areas as
well as regional plans for counties and metropolitan areas. He is well
known for his charismatic and collaborative approach to creating great
urban places. Mr. Payton’s urban design efforts have been honored
nationally with numerous design awards from the American Institute of
Architects and the Congress for the New Urbanism, among others.

Mr. Payton received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from
Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Architecture from Syracuse
University. He is a Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited

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