Determined from a very young age to become an architect, Paul mapped out his high school years around getting into the best architecture schools. Though he had never before stepped foot in the state of Texas, Paul chose Rice University for their intense professional degree program.
He soaked in five excellent years of architectural study in Houston, plus a one-year professional internship in New York. This internship provided a diverse introduction to almost every project type; but it was in Los Angeles, in his first professional position after graduating, where he engaged in his first science and technology project on a higher education campus: a computer science and engineering research facility at UC Irvine. Though he took a few alternates paths following this project—including three years working in Tokyo—Paul circled back to this project type, and has spent the last 25 years with us developing an expertise in the planning and design of science and technology projects for higher education institutions.