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 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 Professional.

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