As a highly regarded proponent of design excellence, Peyton uses the power of architecture and the arts to elevate the quality of life in society in general and his local community in particular. His design expertise spans community facilities, campuses, exhibition spaces, performance venues, commercial buildings and residences. He encourages all of his clients to embrace sustainable design practices.
A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, he is president of Peyton Boyd Architecture, a diversified practice of religious, institutional, commercial and residential architecture. Peyton has been a guest lecturer o a variety of topics including historic preservation, downtown revitalization, sustainable development and art in architecture.
Peyton is Vice-Chair of the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, past president of AIA Blue Ridge, and past president of Virginia Society AIA. As AIA15 Champion of the Virginia Society AIA, he was guest curator of the exhibit "Livable Communities for Virginia" which opened in December 2007 at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond. The Virginia Society AIA honored him in 1998 with its Award for Distinguished Achievement in in 2010 with the William C. Noland Medal, the statewide organization's highest honor. In 2011 he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.