The Jack A. Proctor Virginia Building Code Academy (VBCA) honored Kenney Payne, AIA, vice president of quality control, risk management and training, with the Service Recognition Award for the Academic Year 2019 at their awards banquet held in January 2020. The accolade recognizes Payne’s “contributions and commitment to the professional development of code officials through the many curriculum development and instructional hours dedicated to the academy.”
Payne has been associated with the VBCA since 2015, when code and fire officials convened to develop the training materials for the existing building code. He currently serves as the academy’s only instructor who is also a licensed architect.
“Kenney serves as an expert in the Virginia Existing Building Code and is recognized not only within the academy but all throughout the code community. Through his mentorship, guidance and instruction, he has grown Virginia’s collective knowledge and experience with this difficult code, helping to keep Virginia a national leader and innovator in the built environment,” said Sandi Morris, director of the VBCA.
Kenney has worked at Moseley Architects since 1983, hired shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. As the leader of the firm’s quality control and risk management initiatives, he develops and maintains the firm’s operations and procedures manual, construction drawings reference and reference library. He also oversees Moseley University, the firm’s internal training program.
“Winning an award is always exciting and humbling, but to win an award that is given by those outside the architectural profession is extra special. Awards are oftentimes presented to peers, so I feel extremely honored to be considered a ‘peer’ within the Virginia Building Code Academy and by my fellow instructors.”Kenney Payne
Kenney is affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He currently serves on the Joint Legislative Committee representing AIA Virginia, and has previously served on AIA Virginia’s Government and Industry Affairs Committee and Codes and Standards Committee, as well as the Building Codes and Standards Committee of the National AIA.