Christopher Payne

Associate at Gensler


A licensed architect, Chris fundamentally believes in the responsibility of an architect to positively contribute to the world's built environment and takes pride in fulfilling this moral obligation. Throughout his career he has specialized in a unique blend of both the conceptual design and technical execution of highly visible and complex projects, breaking the mold of traditionally separate design and technical roles. With a true passion for the craft of making buildings, Chris seeks to push boundaries in an effort to deliver iconic projects at the highest levels.

Focused project experience has centered around the development of innovative building enclosures and how they can influence increased energy performance. Through environmentally responsive facade conceptual designs, elegant detailing, thorough documentation, and careful quality control, Chris' building enclosure approach is holistic.