A Guest Post Tribute to Tom Payette


Gary Graham perfectly captured Tom. So many of us have been in those situations with Tom. He didn’t care if you were just out of school or an experienced designer, he always welcomed new ideas and persuading him was part of what we learned too! Thank you Gary. All the best, pb

Paula Buick, July 28, 2021

Thank you Gary Graham for a wonderful and well-deserved tribute to Tom Payette. Some years ago, I had the good fortune to interview Tom for Architecture Boston magazine. I was incredibly impressed by how humble and generous he was in sharing and deflecting the credit for all he had accomplished to everyone else around him. In that one afternoon I learned a great deal from him about design firm leadership that I still carry with me.

Matthew Bronski, August 6, 2021