It was an image of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater that piqued Paul’s interest in architecture in the 7th grade, but it was during an 8th grade trip to LA’s Century City that he became fascinated with the layers of complexity within systems–where the cars parked, how the food was delivered, and the ways people used the space. Design was interesting, but the factors driving the design were what really captured, and held, Paul’s attention.
Paul brings his natural curiosity, big-picture thinking, and a passion for encouraging the diverse ways people work, collaborate, and play to his role in planning and strategies. His ability to envision and communicate the workplace of the future—united with a specific organization’s internal culture, mission, vision, and values— has driven the development of many of the firm’s most forward-thinking office projects.
As the managing director of the New York studio until 2018, Paul pioneered the firm’s approach to the planning and strategies discipline in the practice.