Principal, AIA, LEED AP
Husband to his beautiful wife, Shannon, Father of two, avid hunter and straight shooter, Scott values the relationships that make life so interesting. Working with him is no exception as he believes the home is an extension of a person. This belief drives to him to collaborate with clients throughout the design process to create something special and unique.
Deliberate in his approach, Scott creates elegant and timeless designs that strive to enhance the quality of life. By creating timeless architecture and always emphasizing the importance of using quality materials, his compositions are built to make both homes and relationships last.
A ninth generation Creole from Louisiana, he knows about endurance in design. 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 luxury contemporary homes.
Scott started his own firm in 2013, Scott Payne Architect, before joining forces with his former CLB colleague, Jamie Farmer, to create Farmer Payne Architects in 2017.
His love for the outdoors and dream of raising his family in the mountain west, lead him to Sun Valley, ID. Scott shares his time between the Sun Valley and Louisiana Studios.
His work has been featured in local and regional publications including Luxe, The Scout Guide- Jackson Hole & Baton Rouge, Mountain Living, and Louisiana Life magazines. He also finished in the top 10 of Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect Challenge in 2016.
Scott finds the best company in LSU Tiger fans, his family, and a cold beer.