John Payne is a Senior Principal with over 20 years of experience with Studio PBA. He started his career as a draftsperson and learned all aspects of the multi-family architecture business though his roles as Job Captain and eventually Project Manager. With a fine art background, he brings a strong eye for design to the development process. His experience though all phases of project development with clients and consultants and strong leadership help to create successful projects.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University

Registration and Accreditation

Registered Architect, Colorado

awards and involvement

Downtown Denver Partnership member
Housing Colorado member

select project experience

AMLI Residential, AMLI Dry Creek, Arapahoe County, Colorado

Corum Real Estate Group, Corum Pinewood Village 2, Breckenridge, Colorado
AMLI Residential, AMLI Dry Creek, Inverness, Colorado
Post Investment Group, Longsview, Westminster, Colorado
AMLI Residential, AMLI Interlocken, Broomfield, Colorado
Wood Partners, Alta Alameda Station, Denver, Colorado
Simpson Housing Ltd Partnership, Sanctuary at Tallyn’s Reach, Aurora, Colorado
Fairfield Residential, Talavera Apartments, Denver, Colorado
AMLI Residential, AMLI Dry Creek, Arapahoe County, Colorado