Douglas Payne

Meet Douglas Payne, Senior Project Architect at Glenn|Partners. He received his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his Masters of Architecture from the University of Houston. He adds to Glenn|Partners his creative talents and sharp eye for detail, developed from 17 years in high end single-family residential architecture.

Outside of work, Doug and his wife, Rachael, spend their weekends being super fans of their talented boys, Max, Calvin and Miles. When not cheering at a soccer game or a track meet, Doug is chasing his own running accolades and coaching youth running.

Douglas Payne
“There are flies that are tied to catch fish and those that are tied to catch fishermen.” - Fran Betters

During his time at Glenn|Partners, Douglas has ushered along the remodel and additions under construction at J.J. Pearce High School.

To learn even more about Douglas, check out the following fun facts!

Favorite Food

Mexican Food

Favorite Movie


Favorite Music


Most Exotic Place Visited

Ruthin, Wales

Happy Place

On a run with my wife, son, or dog

Favorite Hobby


Favorite Architect

Kengo Kuma, James Cutler and Bruce Anderson, Frank Lloyd Wright

Favorite Building

Taliesin West

What Inspires You

My kids

Fun Fact

I have completed a full Ironman.

First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect

My first “architectural experience” was touring a small Usonian House by Frank Lloyd Wright in West Lafayette, Indiana. I was truly awed by the palpable experience of the spaces. The intention of the architect was unmistakable. The house was hidden behind a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac. While I wouldn’t describe FLLW as humble, there was something humble, and humane, about imagining something truly spectacular, and tucking it behind a hill only for the residence and few lucky friends to enjoy.

Favorite Quote or Saying

The most important lesson I’ve taken, is to be a steadfast advocate for the Architecture. There are so many distractions, agendas, and competing priorities, in the process of creating a building. The most important priority, for me, is that precious idea, that was crafted early with your team, when the only agenda was creating a beautiful piece.