Paul is Director of Structures at Bligh Tanner Pty Ltd. He has worked across a diverse range of sectors on significant projects both locally and overseas, dealing with myriad structures and materials. Paul’s expertise includes: leading multi-disciplinary mixed use projects; conversion and re-use of Heritage-listed structures; innovative architectural engineering; structural surveys, investigation and forensic engineering; industrial and process engineering; and multi-storey steel structures. Highly regarded for his inclusive approach to coordinating design teams, Paul has recently shifted his focus to conceptual design, applying his knowledge to develop innovative architectural solutions for buildings requiring both renovation and conservation particularly within institutional and community settings, as well as for notable public art installations.
Paul’s recent work has included: staged master planning for Ambrose Treacy College to expand the school from a junior to a senior school; extending the University of Queensland’s heritage-listed Goddard and Forgan Smith Buildings; new Centenary Library, Morris Hall refurbishment, and manual arts building at Anglican Church Grammar School; Story Bridge Hotel expansion; structural assessments of BCC’s art installations in the public realm, lighthouses and marine infrastructure assessments; and public art installations as part of urban regeneration projects in Western Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane’s Chinatown Mall.
Having worked in the UK for ten years as a structural engineer and then a Business Unit Director for reputable companies including BWB Consulting and KMN Group, Paul migrated to Australia with his family in 2008 to join Bligh Tanner. His exceptional team management and mentoring skills consistently see his team thinking beyond the norm to achieve exceptional outcomes. Paul studied Civil Engineering with Architecture at the University of Leeds, UK.