Celebrating Tom Payette


I am saddened by this news but glad to have had the opportunity to work with Tom and the Payette studio and firm after graduating. I will always keep Tom in my mind and his energy and attitude as a guiding light of practice.

Thank you to the Payette firm for practicing his legacy through the projects and culture.

Dennis Grudkowski, November 18, 2022

I’m very sorry to hear this new. I feel lucky to be working with him 20 years ago at Payette. He helped on my next carrier with his great recommendation letter. He was always helpful and friendly towards his employees. As well as being a great professional he was also a great person. God bless him.

Thank you Payette team for celebrating his legacy

Yasemin Adali, November 19, 2022

Tom’s legacy through Payette is interwoven into our personal family history — literally.  Not only with our marriage, but that tenacious design spirit that ignited us so long ago is now threaded into our children’s lives as they pursue higher education in design-related fields.  We look with fondness on our tenure at Payette and continue to cheer all of you on towards design excellence.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Ginny, Scott, Monte, and all of Tom’s family — and this includes his Payette family.  God bless you all.

Rachel and Chris Dumont, November 22, 2022

Tom’s love of landscape, then architecture, and the user represented all I needed to know about him as a colleague and a person. He was the best mentor I ever had not only because of his professional approach but because of his sincere concern for all those who entered the buildings and landscapes we were responsible for. He knew, and taught us, that we had a responsibility to design and build for the patient, their family, and the users that they were first. He made me a better person and I will always miss him.

James Heroux, November 22, 2022

I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I have so many happy memories of him and the conversations we had over the years I worked at Payette. I will never forget his kindness to me and the beautiful architecture he opened my eyes to. He will be sadly missed.

Slán abhaile Tom

Priscilla Klotz, November 30, 2022