Principal, AIA, LEED AP
Scott Payne is a ninth generation Creole from Louisiana. His love of architecture was influenced by his family’s historic plantation, classic Louisiana style of exposed brick and heavy timber, and home-state famous architect A. Hays Town.
Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Louisiana State University with a minor in construction management. During college he attended the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center at Virginia Tech and studied in Spain as part of Louisiana State University’s architecture abroad program.
He moved to Jackson, Wyoming, in 2007 to work at Carney Logan Burke Architects, known for designing high-end contemporary homes.
Scott moved back to Louisiana and eventually started his own firm in 2013, Scott Payne Architect, before joining forces with his former colleague, Jamie Farmer, to create Farmer Payne Architects in 2017.
Scott is deliberate in his designs. His goal is to create timeless architecture. He believes the home is an extension of a person and that belief drives to him to collaborate with clients throughout the design process to create something special and unique.
His work has been featured in local and regional publications including Louisiana Life and Homestead magazines. He also finished in the top 10 of Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect Challenge in 2016.
Scott now splits his time between Jackson Hole and Farmer Payne’s satellite office in Louisiana. When he’s not working, he’s hunting, spending time with his wife Shannon, playing with his two kids Andie and Hopper, or cheering on his LSU Tigers.