Jones Payne Timeline

November 1980

Randolph Jones co-founds CityDesign Collaborative, Inc. CityDesign consists of planning and design professionals representing the fields of urban design/ planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.

December 1986

Michael Payne joins CityDesign in support of the noise mitigation practice.

October 1996

Randolph Jones & Michael Payne found Jones Payne Architects and Planners.

November 1997

Jones Payne Architects and Planners trademarks Soundesign. This process was pioneered by Randolph Jones and Michael Payne in the early 1980s in response to the need for architectural noise mitigation services related to airports. Soundesign remains a core firm ideology, representing planning and design methods that incorporate unique approaches to projects, community planning, technology, architectural design, pilot program testing and full scale program implementation.

May 1999

Jones Payne opens its first California office to enlarge the West Coast practice, supporting projects in San Jose and Monterey.

August 2001

Jones Payne Architects and Planners is rebranded to the Jones Payne Group to highlight expanding areas of practice.


“Exterior Soundproofing that Works” is published in the Journal of Light Construction, contributed by Michael Payne.


September 2001

Jones Payne opens its Inland Empire Office in Southern California to support noise mitigation efforts for the City of Ontario.

June 2003

Jones Payne’s work with the Baton Rouge Noise Reduction Program is recognized with the Environmental Stewardship Award by the FAA Southwest Region.

May 2004

Jones Payne receives “Private Project of the Year” award from the Construction Management Association of America for the Massport Community Sound Insulation Project.

March 2005

Randolph Jones presents “Reinventing the Urban Village” at Rail-Volution, Dallas.

Jones Payne builds on its success in California and opens office in the Pacific Northwest to further capitalize on the synergies between noise mitigation and weatherization.

January 2006

Randolph Jones is named Fellow of the AIA’s College of Fellows in recognition of his achievements over 35-years of practice in architecture and planning.  His passion for blending the urban design process, multi-disciplinary team building, infrastructure program management, and civic involvement has resulted in Randolph’s unique contribution to the service of society, and the elevation of the architect’s national role in creating more livable, attractive, and sustainable communities.

November 2007

Jones Payne opens San Diego office, building on our longstanding commitment to serve communities in Southern California.


Older and Wiser: Creating Communities for Life” is published by AIA Best Practices, contributed by Randolph Jones.

October 2008

The Randy Jones Award is created and awarded posthumously to Randy Jones. The award recognizes his leadership and contributions to the noise mitigation industry. The Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation annually recognizes an individual, organization or program that has made a significant contribution to the industry.

February 2009

In partnership with RPI Consulting and Native Home Capital, Jones Payne leads an effort to conduct first ever Housing needs Assessment for the Navajo nation. The assessment revealed a minimum need of 34,100 homes and an additional 34,300 existing homes that need major repairs for a total unmet need of $9 billion.

October 2010

Michael Payne receives the 2010 Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation, Abatement, and Management. The AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference planning committee presents the annual award to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the industry.

November 2010

Jones Payne launches WeaverPRM for nonprofits in partnership with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. WeaverPRM integrates information into a cloud-based application to organize and manage parcel and property-based activities for cities, towns, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations engaged in housing development and management.


October 2011

Jones Payne establishes a local presence in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in support of its work with Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Voluntary Noise Mitigation Program.

April 2012

Jones Payne conducts the National Technology Survey for Community Land Trusts, which is the first technology survey of CLTs in the U.S.

December 2013

Jones Payne is principal consultant for development of Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 89: Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs.

June 2015

Jones Payne conducts GIS survey for Florida Airports Council. The effort includes all small to medium-size commercial airports in Florida. First statewide survey to determine challenges airport’s face in implementing GIS tools and meeting changing FAA requirements.


October 2015

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and its Quieter Home Program (QHP) receive the 2015 Randy Jones Award for Excellence in Airport Noise Mitigation, Abatement, and Management. The AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Noise Conference planning committee presents the annual award to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the industry.

October 2016

Jones Payne celebrates 20 Years commitment to“Building Livable Communities Through Integrated Solutions”.


July 2018

Jones Payne relocates its Ontario, CA office to Whittier, CA to service noise clients in Inglewood and LA County. 


October 2018

Jones Payne establishes a local presence in San Francisco, CA, in support of its work with San Francisco International Airport’s Residential Sound Insulation Program.

December 2018

Jones Payne announces key changes to its leadership team, which are designed to foster future growth and diversification. The new leadership team includes:

  • John Hansen, President and CEO;
  • Diane Carter, COO;
  • Eric Raboin, Director of Noise Mitigation;
  • Andrew Walter, Director of Information Management; and
  • Michael Payne, Board Chairman.

April 2019

Jones Payne enters into a formal association agreement with its long-time Seattle-based partner, Osborn Architects, Inc. (OAI) and names Jerry Osborn as Director of Architecture.

February 2020

Jones Payne establishes a local presence in Baltimore, MD, in support of its work with the Maryland Aviation Administration’s Residential Sound Insulation Program at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

March 2020

Jones Payne implements procedures in response to COVID-19 that allow for 100% of our employees to work remotely.

April 2020

Jones Payne is designated as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” and creates project-specific COVID-19 safety plans, which allows the firm the ability to continue work for our transportation and institutional clients.

July 2020

Jones Payne expands its leadership team, announcing the promotions of Patrick Leroy and Nadia Melim to the positions of Associate.

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