Since before qualifying as an architect in 1997, Paul has been passionate about building conservation. He has gained wide-ranging experience managing, procuring, and delivering complex conservation projects of various types and sizes, with values from £20,000 to £20 million. He has led conservation projects through all RIBA work stages, providing a full traditional service. Recognised for his strengths in contract administration and delivering conservation projects on site, he also works increasingly as a heritage consultant and dealing with complex planning and listed building consent applications. He is particularly interested in late medieval and early modern buildings, and in timber framed buildings.

Paul holds postgraduate qualifications in building conservation and is an RIBA-accredited specialist conservation architect. Early in his career he completed CEM’s postgraduate diploma in conservation receiving a distinction. More recently he completed an MA in Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Leicester receiving a distinction. Before this he completed an MSc in Timber Building Conservation at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, validated by York University, and prior to that, West Dean College’s Professional Development Diploma in Historic Building Conservation and Repair. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in Urban Design and dispute resolution (Arbitration and Adjudication) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

In 2018 he became a member of the RIBA Conservation Advisory Group. Having been a member for c.20 years he was elected a SPAB Guardian in 2019. He has long been a member of ASCHB. He has tutored and examined for Westminster and Bath Universities on their part 3 course and has lectured on practicing as a conservation architect for Westminster University, the NBS and RIBA, including speaking at RIBA’s Guerrilla Tactics in 2020. In 2018 he was the London region conservation advisor for the RIBA Regional Awards.