Jeff Paine, FAIA, has 44 years of experience inspiring clients and teams to produce exceptional architecture for a diverse range of project types and scales. As one of Duda|Paine Architects’ Founding Principals, Jeff is a nationally recognized expert in the design delivery process and oversees all of the firm’s quality control methodologies. He has led the design of award-winning buildings throughout the US and abroad including ACUI Facility Design Award winner, Talley Student Union and AIA North Carolina Honor Award winner, Duke Student Wellness Center. Jeff’s leadership, vision and ability have driven projects that transform communities and cities including Emory University Student Center in Atlanta; Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park; 601 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, D.C.; and Equus 333 in Monterrey, Mexico.
Prior to founding Duda|Paine Architects in 1997, Jeff worked in several notable architectural firms including Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates and Cesar Pelli & Associates. His portfolio includes international civic, healthcare and corporate projects including the World Financial Center in New York and Canary Wharf in London.
A Syracuse graduate with a professional degree in Architecture, Jeff is a frequent lecturer at graduate programs in architecture and commercial development on the topics related to professional practice. Through his involvement with North Carolina State University School of Design, the AIA and Urban Land Institute, Jeff mentors and shares his knowledge with peers and the next generation of design professionals. He is a board member of AIA Triangle Downtown Durham, Inc. and the YMCA of the Triangle.
Jeff is a member of American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, U.S. Green Building Council and Society for College University Planning. In 2015, he was selected as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome where he wrote about ancient and modern-day public rooms in the city. Jeff was elevated to the American Institute of Architecture’s College of Fellows for his approach to architectural design and practice in 2019.