Principal, AIA, LEED AP
A Jackson native, Jamie is grateful to have found his niche in architecture in his hometown. His father worked for several years in the area as a general contractor and also spent some time at the drafting table designing and building homes. As a result Jamie was introduced to the world of design and construction at a very young age and throughout his years in the field discovered an artistic and creative outlet in architecture.
Jamie is analytical in manner while creative in his approach to producing unique design. Inspired by the human connection with nature, he focuses on simplicity, proportion, rhythm, harmony, and natural light. His twenty years experience working in architecture, coupled with his extensive construction background inform his designs and ensure they are both beautiful and buildable.
Exploring different possibilities and strategic in testing conventional forms, Jamie challenges those with whom he works to push the envelope. The results are multi-dimensional forms and spaces that also address building fundamentals.
He graduated from Montana State University in 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture while discovering a passion for modern design, which led him to return to Jackson and a job at Carney Logan Burke Architects. The firm offered a chance to work with a great team on high-end modern and contemporary homes and live somewhere with a great quality of life.
He started his own firm, Caliber Architecture, in Jackson in 2014 before merging businesses with his former colleague, Scott Payne, to create Farmer Payne Architects in 2017.
As an advocate for the Jackson community, Jamie supports the endeavors of the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, as well as local chefs and artists. He served on the Town of Jackson’s Planning Commission and has been awarded the title of Jackson’s top architect multiple years in the “Best of Jackson Hole” and once held consecutive “King of Jackson” titles in the Jackson Hole Ski & snowboard Club’s Triple Crown race series. His work has also been featured in Luxe, Mountain Living, The Scout Guide- Jackson Hole & Baton Rouge, and Homestead Magazines.
He enjoys kicking back with an Old Fashion to celebrate the week’s end.