Paul studied architecture at The University of Manchester, qualified as an architect in 2000, and went on to head numerous projects at some of the UKs most prestigious design practices in a career focused on housing and regeneration.
Following qualification Paul joined award-winning Urban Splash, where he collaborated closely with contractors and fabricators from the site office (and went on to run their Manchester office). This experience fuelled Paul’s interest and developed his expertise in linking the design, fabrication and assembly of architecture.
During his time in London Paul worked for the design-lead practices Ian Simpson Architects and Glenn Howells Architects, as an Associate and senior member of the practice management at the latter. Projects included the extension to the Grade 1 listed Fellow’s Parlour at Trinity College Cambridge, The new office for Ian Simpson Architects and The Printworks building which won ‘Apartment Building of the Year’ for the UK in the British Home Awards.
Paul has also lead his own practice working on a variety of projects. In 2006 his practice was one of 6 practices out of over 100 to be shortlisted for the RIBA International design competition for the central promenade at Morecambe Bay. The project was widely published, exhibited at the RIBA in London and was featured on a dedicated programme on Radio 4 which Paul contributed to.