About Pyatt Studio

Pyatt Studio creates buildings, spaces and environments that are inspired by people and place.  Our work seeks to amplify the environmental and cultural potential for each project.

  1. People
  2. Place
  3. Craft
  4. Community

Our Team

  • Rob Pyatt, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


    Rob is an architect and partner with Pyatt Studio and leads the firm’s housing studio. His design background combined with more than eight years of academic teaching and research experience have played an integral role in Pyatt Studio’s ability to bridge theory and practice to create high impact architecture that acts as a catalyst for positive change.

  • Janna Ferguson, AIA, NCARB


    Janna is an architect and partner with Pyatt Studio.  She believes that design plays an important role in social, cultural, economic and environmental longevity. Her professional and academic work spans research, green building design, design activism, and sustainable community planning.

  • Heather Kahn-Pyatt, BFA, MFA


    Heather is a partner and designer with Pyatt Studio. She brings a visual and graphic identity to the work, illuminating all aspects and stages of a project from conception to completion. Her professional, academic and personal work spans many forms of art and graphic design.

  • Walt Pourier

    Designer & NASHI Advisory Board Member

    Walt is designer with Pyatt Studio and board member for the Building Cooperative’s  Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative (NASHI). Walt is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. His focus, through his fine art and graphic design and through the many creative movements he supports, is to share a message of hope to inspire a healthy way of life.

Process How we work

Our team’s work includes a focus on community-driven architectural design. This collaborative approach is built on a set of shared values that leads to successful design processes and successful buildings. Values such as: a focus on people and social impact, transparency and openness in the process, the engagement and participation of all stakeholders, and a willingness to question the status quo and best practices in a rigorous search for the best and most appropriate solutions for each project.

“Theory and practice are not only interwoven with one’s culture but with the responsibility of shaping the environment, of breaking up social complacency, and challenging the power of the status quo.”