Subsequent to studies at the University of Technology Sydney, Paul left one of Sydney’s largest architectural practices to become an integral member of a small office where a string of successful competition submissions for aquatic and stadia venues (including the Sydney Olympic Softball Stadium) ensured a period of exceptional rapid growth for that company.
The desire to pursue large public infrastructure projects motivated Paul to pursue work on several large United Kingdom projects, including the Emirates Stadium (home of Arsenal Football Club) adjacent key-worker Northern Triangle housing and the Ebbsfleet and Stratford Channel Tunnel stations.
Paul’s association with sports projects continued with conceptual work for Shakhtar Donetsk FC and planning for the Real Madrid FC Youth Nursery.
Returning to Australia, he progressed naturally from stadia to large-span industrial warehousing, completing projects in Sydney and Melbourne, including the Vistaprint Asia Pacific Headquarters. Paul became a director of Crawford Architects in 2011, augmenting the firm with his extensive stadia, public infrastructure and aquatic centre knowledge.
Nickname: MiB (Man in Black)
Not content with just sitting on the sideline (or behind the drawing board), regardless of ball shape, racket construction, bat type, net outline, field size, court profile, player numbers, event duration, degree of water saturation, or whatever is bolted to your feet, for Paul it’s perpetually Game On!