Jeff Paine

Jeffrey Paine  |  FAIA

Founding Principal

Jeff recalibrates the architectural process to create opportunities that expand the power and function of design. He is a facile leader and thinker, with a ‘long view’ of the impact of design on communities and economic growth. Jeff leads the technical execution of every Duda|Paine project. His focus on the critical contributions of client representatives, members of the design team and individuals at all levels of expertise. This approach ensures inclusion of the diverse perspectives that fuel the firm’s masterful design process. He has led the design of iconic, transformational buildings for organizations and communities throughout the US and abroad.

His fluency in developer terminology and metrics demystifies the design process while strategically realigning client interests with architectural solutions where the return on their investment includes giving back to the community. Jeff’s vision is to persuade the inclusion of new program elements—often public, social or green-spaces—and adapt initial ideas on site and building placement to benefit a project’s surrounding community.

He mentors designers, enlightens clients and contractors, and models an approach focused on giving individuals the tools needed to embrace—and validate—new ways of thinking. He has established extensive leadership training programs to build a new generation of leaders to address the complex challenges facing architectural practice today.

Through lectures on the business of architecture, he expands public awareness of architectural practice for multidisciplinary and international audiences through presentations at the AIA, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Syracuse University, Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology &
Higher Education, and at industry forums. His investigation into the history, implications and influences of public space in architecture was completed at the American Academy in Rome.

Here, Jeff shares real-world expertise on expanding the function and daily experience of privately developed architecture for national and international communities.

Bachelor of Architecture Syracuse University

American Institute of Architects
Urban Land Institute
U.S. Green Building Council
YMCA of the Triangle Board Member
Society for College & University Planning
Downtown Durham Inc.
The Summit Church
Greene Place Property Owners’ Association
Family Health Ministries