Payette recognizes the importance of supporting our greater community through connection and engagement. Now in its fourth year, our annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service program seeks to connect our practice to the greater community by supporting a variety of efforts to make a positive impact through design excellence.
On the Day of Service, Payette donates the time of approximately one-third of the staff for one workday, a value of approximately $35,000, to community focused initiatives. Leading up to the Day of Service, stakeholders from selected proposals will work with the Payette staff in a collaborative design process tailored to their organization’s mission. The Payette design team will then iterate through ideas and generate design solutions during a day-long charette. The final deliverable is returned to the Community Partner at the end of January. This exchange of knowledge benefits both Payette and the community partners by constructing a deeper understanding of our city through thoughtful conversations, in-depth explorations, and tangible deliverables completed by design professionals.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, 2022
Participation will be in person or remote/hybrid, as determined by project teams.
Proposals received by November 18, 2021 will be reviewed and four to six projects will be selected by the Day of Service organizers. Each project will then be designated a team from the Payette staff. Each team will have a project lead responsible for working with the community partners to coordinate scope definition, identify deliverables, and follow up after the Day of Service. Submission forms and details can be found here.
Following the Day of Service, the team will provide the community partners with the identified deliverables. The project team and community partners will also be asked to participate in a follow-up survey to evaluate the experience and impact of the day.
October 14: Solicit Project Proposals
November 18: Project Proposals Due
November 30: Notify Selected Community Partners
First week of December: First Project Meeting
First week of January: Second Project Meeting
January 17: Day of Service
January 18-31: Payette Volunteers Complete Final Deliverables
February 4: Final Presentations *
February 11: Project Evaluation by Community Partner Due
* Subject to change – date will be established with all community partners in January.