Firm Profile



In 2011, Jeff Pickett established Pickett + Associates Architects. In 2013, after a decade of collaborative work, Nick Passafiume joined Jeff as a partner in PICKETT / PASSAFIUME / ARCHITECTS (PPA).

PPA is an architectural design practice based in Louisville, Kentucky. For well over a decade, we have been creatively solving design problems and creating value for a variety of public and private sector clients for new and existing buildings. Our broad experience includes complex adaptive reuse renovations, commercial, educational, religious, cultural & residential projects.

We believe good design makes a difference for our clients and our community. We believe in the importance of place and endeavor to treat the environment, both man-made and natural, with the utmost respect. We also know that our clients & end users are the most important ingredients to any successful project. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide through team building, open communication and problem solving skills geared toward the realization of our client’s goals. It is this collaborative process between the design team and our clients that results in innovative, thoughtful design solutions that are never predetermined, but rather born out of this process.

OUR MISSION / To leave our community better than we found it; through beautiful, thoughtful design solutions that positively influence and enhance life.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY / Our approach is founded in two fundamental architectural principals.
The significance of site and place / Regardless of scale or scope, an intuitive and studied understanding of the surrounding environment & context becomes the catalyst for all of our projects.
Dialogue / We believe that good design is also born out of a process of distilling what is truly essential for the project. This is achieved through a balanced dialogue between the design team, client & site. The result is often a project that could be described as having a “whole greater than the sum of its parts”.

SERVICES / We are a full service architecture firm, with experience in all phases of the construction process, including:

• Code Analysis & Research
• Site Analysis
• Conceptual Design & Presentations
• 3D Visualizations / Renderings
• Schematic Design & Design Development
• Construction Documentation (CD’s)
• Bidding & Negotiations
• Construction Administration (CA)

The firm’s background of hands-on construction experience adds economy and constructibility to each project through a broad understanding of materials and methods of construction. This experience ensures that budget, schedule and design goals are achieved.