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Payal Vora

Payal Vora Associates, Founder and CEO

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Payal Vora is the Founder and CEO of Payal Vora Associates (PVA), a building materials, forensics, and sustainability consultancy. Payal has over 17 years of experience as a Materials Scientist and engineer and has worked at globally recognized architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms. She is also a Materials subject matter expert with over 15 peer-reviewed publications and is an active member of the US Green Building Council. At PVA, Payal helps commercial building owners and stakeholders in the public and private sector make building envelope engineering decisions that are congruent with their decarbonization/engineering, ESG, and heritage conservation goals.

Prior to the AEC sector Payal was a Materials Scientist in the aerospace and magnetics industry with a focus on inventing new magnetic alloys for high tech defense and diagnostic systems. She holds a BS in Materials Engineering from Purdue University, an MS in Heritage Conservation from UT-Austin, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.