Yesterday, as we sat down for our very own Payette Thanksgiving, seeing all of the people that make up our practice enjoying a meal together prompted me to reflect on our wonderful journey this year. It was at this time last year, the week after Thanksgiving, we heard the news that we were recipients of the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award. For this, we are grateful to all the talented people who have contributed to Payette in so many ways through the years to help us elevate the practice, but more importantly to help define our Payette family. And what a wonderful family we have!
During the many parties and events over the year, when we have reconnected with so many of our alumni, I was reminded that for many of us Payette has become a nest that we can all call home. As our year closes, I am also reminded that within a week another exemplary firm will receive news regarding the Architecture Firm Award and will carry the torch for 2020. At the same time, it is equally rewarding to think of what lies ahead and to begin to see our message and approach, the FUSION of Design + Performance, have reach and impact beyond the confines of New England.