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featured sustainability projects

Payto Architects has taken an active role in pursuing building sustainability since its inception in 1985. Before founding Payto Architects, firm pricipal Jerry Payto was a pioneer in utilizing sustainable strategies on large scale projects.Payto Architects is committed to sustainable principals on all projects and currently has a LEED Accredited Professional on staff, and is ready to serve its clients in both the New Construction and Commercial Interiors rating systems.  Our familiarity of the material allows for a multitude of crossovers into other project-specific rating systems.  


Payto Architects is proud to acknowledge that the Kent State University Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, OH recently received LEED Silver Certification.  This project is an entire campus development consisting of an 11 acre site and 48,000 sf of building. The Kent State University College of the Visual Arts project is LEED Registered and is on track to be our second LEED Silver project. The Hattie Larlham Food Hub is also LEED Regisetered and pursuing LEED Silver.


Payto Architects has also applied the LEED guidelines to other projects, even without pursuing certification.  The principals have proven to be readily achievable and make good design sense.


The following projects have achieved a significant level of building efficiency through sustainable design pratices:


KSU School of Art - 2016


Hattie larlham Akron Food Hub - 2016


KSU Regional Academic Center - 2012


North Point Office Complex - 1990


RTA Mainentance Facility - DDN, 1982


National Fishery - DDN, 1978


Home & Garden Model Home - DDN, 1979











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