Michael smiling at the camera while wearing an orange button up and black blazer, standing on the sidewalk outside with trees in the background.

American Institute of Architects
International Interior Design Association
Sustainable Building Advisor

Michael Payne, AIA, IIDA, SBA


Michael loves to provide solutions to complex design problems, bringing clients’ ideas to life. With over 25 years of experience in design and project creation, he leverages his position as a designer and architect to contribute to the public realm by providing spaces that the community can enjoy.

With a personal mission to create projects with clear organization and comfortable flow that support the greater societal good, Michael joined the MWA Infrastructure Studio with a keen interest in our civic projects.

Michael’s continued interest in balanced design has led him to become a Sustainable Building Advisor and gain certification as a Green Globes Professional. With a passion for preserving natural environments, Michael applies his knowledge of sustainable practices to every project.

Outside the office, Michael spends his time sketching, cycling, collecting miniature replica buildings, and building new things for his home and yard.


Scroll to Top