Exceptional. Relational. Architecture.


Bockus Payne is an experienced team of focused designers, listeners and problem solvers who provide creative solutions from concept through completion. We grow time-honored client relationships built on quality, trust, and the consistent delivery of outstanding architecture.

Through these synergistic client relationships, Bockus Payne challenges conventional wisdom to deliver timeless, award-winning architectural design solutions that not only achieve our client’s goals, but enrich lives and bring value to the communities we serve.

Our Project Timeline

2011 - Present

For 30-years, Bockus Payne has prided itself on a team-based strategy. This one simple approach has led the firm to grow to 20 associates, allowing for individual growth through a shared knowledge and experience. It’s this collective expertise that provides their clients with unparalleled professionalism, highly personalized service, and truly exceptional architectural designs that surpass expectation.

Today, professional services range from award-winning architectural design, interior design and master planning to historic preservation, sustainable architecture, landscape architecture and space planning. Bockus Payne design methods remain founded on relational architecture.


2001 - 2010

Their enduring goals to deliver exceptional designs and extraordinary service lead to significant growth. A diverse background and team-oriented approach allow Bockus Payne to grow in both knowledge and experience, providing each client with a personalized touch of professionalism and unique design.

The firm works on a diverse range of projects – from commercial office buildings and multi-use complexes to religious and educational facilities, from hospitality and medical to high-end retail and customized residential.


Founding – 2000

Originally founded as Bruce L. Bockus, Architect, in 1987, Bruce Bockus and David Payne together established Bockus Payne Associates Architects of Oklahoma City in 1993. Oklahoma was reeling from the oil bust and architects were among the professionals fleeing the state for greener pastures.

But Bockus Payne instead decided to stand firm and face the wind.

The design approach at Bockus Payne Associates Architects began with a dedication to relational architecture, a commitment to an effective collaboration between the client and its design team. They made it a point to listen to their client’s vision, goals and budgetary needs as they engaged them in the design and construction process.

Bockus Payne knew early on that they would be at their best when they worked as a team with their clients.


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Oklahoma City nonprofit Hearts for Hearing getting its own home

The client prioritized a warm, comfortable and inviting environment within their new office space. Some families come to Hearts for Hearing and stay the entire day while their loved ones work with specialists. Mindful considerations were taken to prevent the space from feeling or looking like a “cold” medical facility. Click to Read More!

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Upscale condos planned for OKC's Automobile Alley

“The location of the Broadway Condominiums positions the project as the southern gateway linking Automobile Alley with the Central Business District,” Payne said. “It was critical for the design to honor the history of its unique context while at the same time serving as a gateway to the exciting transformation of our incredible city's core.” Click to Read More!

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Delaware Resource Group soars from new headquarters in Oklahoma City

The interiors boast high-end finishes with rich wood details, stone-look porcelain flooring and a light-filled lobby with a P-51 Mustang airplane hanging above as the focal point. Click to Read More!

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