Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne joined KSU and the College of Architecture and Construction Management in January 2020 as Dean and Professor of Architecture. Dr. Payne brings with him many years of teaching and academic administration. Dr. Payne's aspirations for the college include increased enrollment, increased retention, increased graduation rates, and making sure graduates are work ready!
Dean Payne's previous appoint was with the Department of Built Environment at Indiana State University as Chair and Professor. Dean Payne primarily taught Interior Architecture Design courses and continued his consultancy as principle of the design firm Studio GAP: Graphic Design, Architectural Research and Photography, where he specializes in campus planning and design, accessibility, universal design and materiality.
Prior to joining ISU, Dr. Payne held the position of Professor of Architecture at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) teaching architecture design studios and support courses. Prior to Savannah Dr. Payne was an Assistant Researcher with the Center for Universal Design at NC State University where he conducted accessibility workshops, design reviews, and building evaluations. While at NC State University, Professor Payne completed his PhD in Design, focusing on way-finding by visually impaired pedestrians. Professor Payne has 15+ years of professional experience in various architectural design firms in the southeast US and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and contributed to several written bodies of work.
Areas of specialization:
Way-finding and Accessibility
Human Use of Space
Campus Planning and Design
Construction Materials and Methods
Interior Design and Space Planning