Michael K. Payne, President and Managing Principal


Primary Areas of Responsibility
Firm Management, Project Architect, Noise Mitigation, Historic Preservation

Professional Affiliations: 
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Aeronautics and  Astronautics
American Association of Airport Executives
The Boston Society of Architects
Construction Specifications Institute
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
The National Trust for Historic Preservation


Mr. Payne is a Founder and the President / Managing Principal of The Jones Payne Group, Inc.  He has led the firm to the national forefront of sound insulation programs for airport, transit, and rail modernization programs. In his 25 years of involvement in noise mitigation programs, Mr. Payne has served in a variety of roles to insure the success of these programs. 

As Principal-in-Charge of 21 noise mitigation programs across the country, Mr. Payne has worked closely with airport officials, FAA personnel, building owners, local and regional planners, and regulatory officials to insure that their goals and agendas are incorporated into the programs that provide noise mitigation to impacted communities.

Finally, as a registered architect with an interest and expertise in design, construction and historic preservation, Mr. Payne is involved in all the firm’s projects and responsible for the quality and consistency of the design and construction documents prepared by the firm.  

Making Livable Communities
“What gives me the most satisfaction in my role as an architect and Managing Principal is the opportunity to preserve and enhance the sense of community and common welfare for both employees and clients. Jones Payne employees work together towards the common goal of enhancing the lives of people in the communities in which we serve.  Our mission of building livable communities starts internally and permeates through the projects we undertake and the clients and communities that benefit from them."