Paul qualified as an architect in 2000. After qualification Paul worked as a project architect on urban housing and regeneration projects for Urban Splash Architects in Manchester and Ian Simpson Architects in London. In 2006 Paul was shortlisted for his competition entry for the RIBA Morecambe Bay international design competition. His shortlisted entry was published in The Architects’ Journal, Building Design and featured on BBC Radio 4.
Before setting up his own practice Paul worked as associate in London for Glenn Howells Architects. Paul lead the design team on the £30m ‘Printworks’ housing project which was part of the Elephant & Castle regeneration project. The project, for developer First Base, was a flagship project for English Partnerships’ ‘London Wide Initiative’, providing key worker and social housing in the capital.
In 2010 he joined the staff team as a senior lecturer in architecture at Sheffield Hallam University on a fractional basis. His teaching is focused on construction, architecture design studio and professional practice. He manages his architectural practice alongside his teaching. Paul has a particular interest in the future and sustainability of cities.