Innovation at PAE

Ideas have the capacity to be a catalyst to disrupt the routine and create new paths. Imagining solutions takes time, incubation, and dedication within a culture of support.

PAE is committed to creating a framework for ideas to grow, connecting more ideas to more people, and learning to better care for and germinate ideas.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Allan Montpellier is a champion of ideas at all levels, using a focused lens to support, grow, and implement transformation.

The Innovation Group was created to help nurture and support a culture of innovation, where we intentionally identify and help remove barriers to innovation, then support the development of the ideas being generated. The group continually looks for better ways to help everyone at PAE be curious, collaborate, and follow through on developing the ideas with the greatest potential.

We’re tackling incremental improvements that adjust processes, evolutionary changes that impact the way we design buildings, and even revolutionary ideas that can disrupt the whole industry.

Innovation in Action

Innovation in our Projects

Our high-performing building designs demand engineers to be innovative and solution oriented as they look beyond code requirements. Explore our Living Buildings, All-Electric projects, Net Zero projects, and more.

Research and Development

Research and Development is a key pillar at PAE, and our R&D Grant Program offers an annual incentive to foster new avenues of thought through independent research topics.

What is R&D at PAE?

Microgrid Design

Light on Waste

Germinating Ideas

We have explored new ideas around microgrids, resiliency, and more. Our annual Jamborees are a dedicated time to brainstorm new pitches around specific topics like AI or water re-use, providing a community space where ideas can play off one another.

Resilient Design