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Paul King, AIA, LEED AP

Lead Designer

Paul’s design leadership has advanced EYP’s integrated approach to the design of complex, technology-intense buildings, both nationally and internationally. His experience in the design of college and university facilities, government buildings, research laboratories and corporate headquarters are noted for their organizational clarity and for the balanced interaction of building and landscape. His focus is on creating buildings that are a direct response to the specifics of their site, that express the integration of architecture and engineering, and that exhibit the elegance of well-crafted details. 

In addition to his project design responsibilities, Paul led the effort to standardize EYP’s production process and activate its network of Technical Directors to improve practices across the firm. He contributed significantly to the development of EYP’s internal design charrette process and frequently participates as an outside voice in charrettes across the firm. Paul is currently Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board to the University of the Virginia School of Architecture and is a frequent guest critic at UVa and at the Boston Architectural College. He is the Office Director of EYP's Boston office, leading the office culture and career development for professional staff. 

Publications

Living-Learning Research Report: Michigan State University

by Leila Kamal, John Baxter, Sara Stein, Paul King

We systematically investigate the impact of the spatial environment itself on student engagement, perceived experience, and sense of community. Our investigations at Michigan State University build on our living-learning research at the University of Michigan to provide evidence to how the architectural design of college residence halls impacts student engagement and development.

Living-Learning Research Report: University of Michigan

by Leila Kamal, John Baxter, Sara Stein, Paul King

University of Michigan North Quad

As American colleges and universities increasingly recognize the value of educating the “whole student,” the effect of campus residential life on various student outcomes – campus engagement, peer interactions, etc. – has been the subject of ongoing study. EYP is one of the first to systematically investigate the impact of the spatial environment itself on student development, attitudes, and outcomes. Our Living-Learning research findings offer colleges and universities, as well as architects and builders, key insights into how space types and usage impact student learning and development, so that they can maximize resources to enhance student experience.

Assessing How Living-Learning Environments Within Residence Halls Facilitate Student Learning

by Sara Stein, Leila Kamal, John Baxter, Paul King

North Quad Student Space

The purpose of this study is to assess how key spaces in residence halls (i.e., living-learning spaces vs. traditional residence halls) create environments that are conducive to student learning.

Representative Projects

North Quadrangle Housing & Academic Complex

University of Michigan

North Quadrangle Housing & Academic Complex

Student Life

The Media Gateway and Space 2435 are changing expectations for living-learning communities.

Trinity University

Trinity University

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

STEM

Inventive design has helped increase STEM enrollment at this #1-ranked liberal arts university.

Oslo Exterior

US Department of State

US Embassy, Oslo

Diplomatic

Design diplomacy sensitively balances security and sustainability.

Nanotech Lab

Boston College

Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility

Nanoscience

Shared nanofab facilities support both individual and collaborative research.

Exterior view of building at dusk

Hamilton College

Taylor Science Center

STEM

Communities of faculty offices and student/faculty research spaces help maintain the intimacy of the College’s experience within this expansive facility.

EXTERIOR VIEW FROM COURTYARD

Pace University

Campus Consolidation

Student Life

Closing one of two campuses focused resources on enhancing the collegiate experience.

view of student lounge

Framingham State University

North Hall

Student Life

Flanking wings extend from a central glass “lantern” where lounges bridge neighborhoods to foster a more home-like environment.

Exterior view of Stayer Hall

Boston College

Stayer Hall

Student Life

Suite-style living with modern amenities encourages more students to elect campus housing over local apartments.