R.L.Payne & Associates prides itself on providing quality design  services and delivering quality projects  while meeting performance standards and project schedules.

firm profile

R. L. Payne & Associates, Inc. was established in College Station, Texas as a full services architectural firm with an emphasis on producing quality design, visualization, planning and contract administration services. Our dedication to quality design and our clients encouraged our experience and growth in interior design and graphics. In addition to traditional services, we are experienced in all construction types and methods of delivery.

Our plan begins with the “Design Team”. The Design Team for Traditional methods is made up of the owner, the architect, and professional consultants. In Design-Build, the contractor becomes an integral part of the Design Team. The choice of engineering and other consultants is custom tailored to the specific needs of the owner and the project. Once the Design Team is assembled, the “Design Approach” begins.

Design Approach for all methods of delivery and for all phases of a project demands an active role by all team members. Every project has specific objectives, needs, and constraints, which must be identified and incorporated into the design. Careful listening, documentation and analysis are all important. Flexibility must be considered in every solution. Alternate solutions as well as new technologies are always considered. Once the best solution is identified, production begins.

Performance is our key. During production we endeavor to meet performance standards and project schedules. Personal daily involvement in every project ensures success. Careful attention to our clients and attention to detail also contribute to our success. We feel that it is critical to keep the client/user involved and informed throughout all phases of design and construction.

The personal service R.L. Payne provides in both design and during construction, assures our clients of successful projects that meet their schedule and budget. Our dedication to quality design and architecture is our contribution to our clients, the community and our profession.


As a full service architectural firm, R.L. Payne & Associates has many services available to our clients.

  • They include:
  • Architectural Services
  • Design-Build Services
  • Interior Planning & Architecture
  • Site/Master Planning
  • Computer Visualization
staff info

Robert Payne, Jr. A.I.A., R.I.D.(Texas)


Robert established R. L. Payne & Associates, Inc. in December 1996.  Prior to forming R. L. Payne & Associates, Inc., Robert has an additional 16 years with two other Architectural firms as well as, 3 years in Civil Engineering and City Planning at the City of Bryan.
Robert has over 25 years in project programming, master planning, design, development, and construction administration. This experience includes a variety of project types, construction types, and construction methods of projects varying in size from $5,000.00 to $25,000,000.00 in project cost. Robert has experience in construction projects and studies for the private market as well as the USDA, Texas A & M University, Public School Districts, and the City of Bryan.

Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Design

Texas A&M Engineering Enxtnsion Service
Procedures and Practices of Asbestos Abatement

Texas A&M University/A.I.A.
Americans with Disabilities Act

Michael D. Campbell

Project Manager / Graphics Specialist

Prior to joining R.L. Payne & Associates, Inc. in 1999, Michael has 1 year of additional experience with other Architectural firms.
Michael’s primary activities include assisting with design development, construction document production, construction observation, company web development and computer graphics.

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2000

Mark Mikeska

Project Manager

Mark moved from Houston and joined the firm in 2001.  Prior to joining R. L. Payne & Associates, Mark has an additional 11 years experience with other Architectural firms.
Mark's primary activities include assisting with programming and design development, code research, construction document production, and construction observation.

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1989

Wm. Brian Pollard

Project Manager

Robert and Brian worked together at another firm before Brian joined R. L. Payne & Associates, Inc. in 2004.  Brian has an additional 18 years experience with other Architectural firms. 
Brian’s primary activities involve design development, coordination and production of construction documents, assisting in quality control, and construction.

Texas A&M University
Master of Architecture, 1989
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1985

In addition to our College Station staff we maintain a joint venture relationship with Payne-Guiling Architects. PGA is located in Dallas, Texas.

contact info
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1509 Emerald Parkway, Suite 104
  • College Station, Texas 77845

  • Phone: 979.696.7272
  • Fax: 979.696.8114
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