Thomas H. Sayre


Mr. Sayre is a founding principal of the firm and has participated in the breadth of the firm's practice since its beginning. He has served as lead designer on many of the firm's projects, especially in the area of special populations. As a sculptor, he brings a unique perspective to the practice of architecture and has been a guiding influence on much of the firm's work. +

BA Summa Cum Laude Art and English
UNC at Chapel Hill, 1973
University of Michigan, 1973-1975
Master of Fine Arts Program
Cranbrook Academy, 1975
Selected Awards:
North Carolina Award - Fine Arts Recipient, 2012
Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Raleigh Fine Arts Society Exhibition Award, 2010
Sir Walter Raleigh Appearance Award, 2009
Americans for the Arts Award, Public Art Network, 2008
Sir Walter Raleigh Individual Award, 2008
Pi Kappa Phi Hall of Fame Award, 2007
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) - Urban Design Award , 2007
Design Guild Regional Award, College of Design, NCSU, 2002
Raleigh Medal of the Arts Recipient, 2000
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1995 ISAF
National AIA Religious Art and Architecture Design Award, 1995
North Carolina Artist Fellowships, 1993, 1986
Michigan Society of Fellows, 1974-76
International Sculpture Center, Washington D.C.
Tri-State Sculptors Guild
American Association of Museums
Art Plans:
South Washington Street Revitalization (One City Block), Rocky Mount, NC
The Body Shop North American Headquarters (100,000 SF), Wake Forest, NC
Exploris Children's Museum (85,000 SF), Raleigh, North Carolina
Pine State Creamery Multi-Use Historic Revitalization (One City Block), Raleigh, NC