Kris Payne
Senior Associate

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Senior Associate Kris Payne has been with LGA since 2003. She takes her role as a designer-citizen seriously, striving to create environments that have an impact on how people think, feel and behave, and that increase public awareness of social and political issues. Kris is deeply invested in ways that architecture impacts communities over time.

A curious, open-minded and attentive listener, Kris brings a relentless energy and positivity to her work with her clients, fabricators, consultants and team members. She leads a process of creative collaboration that embraces many points of view. Her hands-on, proactive problem-solving skills ensure that she is conscientious and reliable with her clients and team.

Previous to her work at LGA, Kris founded a design/build woodworking studio that brought together designers and makers. The group has collaboratively built a number of furniture pieces, artwork and installations. She is a member of Cooperation and Emergency Architects of Canada, a humanitarian organization that plans and implements reconstruction programs to populations stricken by disaster. A member of the West-End Food Cooperative, Kris participates in an urban agricultural movement that is applying thoughtful social and environmental values to urban diets and land use.