Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne joined the Architecture faculty at SCAD in January 2008 and primarily teaches construction technology and graduate/undergraduate architecture design studios. Professor Payne is also a consultant and principle of the Savannah based 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 SCAD, Professor Payne held the position of 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 12+ 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