Paul Rice

LEED AP, RIBA, ARB
Principal, Shanghai

Paul was brought up in the north of Ireland, the eldest son of two teachers. Rural childhood holidays established his fascination with architecture and the unique ways he sees buildings formally imposing themselves in the landscape. The importance of the lasting relationship between the work we design and the natural environment remains at the forefront of Paul’s approach to building design.

For much of his professional career, Paul has moved between the United Kingdom and Asia. A lifelong itch to travel eventually led him to Shanghai, which is now home. Paul’s interest in the development of a viable public realm, as part of the rapid process of urbanization, is one field where he believes an architect working in China can make a lasting social contribution.

“We designers are an extremely fortunate group, for what we do clearly has the chance to profoundly influence the lives of those around us.”
Paul Rice
Paul at work
From a very early age, Paul only ever wanted to be an architect, carefully laying town-planning blocks across the floor at home. This was a goal that his parents fully supported but noted he needed to be able to spell the word correctly before launching into a design career.

Paul's Featured Work

shenzhen longhua - rendering
Work
Shenzhen People’s Hospital Longhua Branch
Shenzhen, China