Over the past 30 years, Paul Lukez has been actively engaged in architectural practice, research, and education. He has written and lectured widely on architecture and urban design. He has contributed to projects of all scales worldwide. Mr. Lukez has received over 60 academic and professional honors, and editors of many publications have recognized his work. In recognition of his achievements in design excellence, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Paul is also NCARB certified and is licensed in MA, NY, CT, NJ, VA, OH, WY, and TX.
Before founding Paul Lukez Architecture in 1992, Mr. Lukez worked with nationally and internationally recognized architectural firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, William Rawn Associates, and Arrowstreet Inc. In addition, Mr. Lukez has taught architecture for over 20 years, including undergraduate and graduate studios and seminars. He was a full-time professor at MIT for seven years. He has also taught at Washington University, RISD, Roger Williams University, and Tsinghua University. He is a graduate of Miami University (BED) and MIT (M’Arch), where he received the Henry Adams Award and Goody Prize.
He also wrote a book, Suburban Transformations (Princeton Architectural Press, October 2007), which proposes strategies and processes for transforming suburbs into more sustainable environments.
Mr. Lukez is driven to collaborate with clients and communities that care deeply about their design projects, to help them fulfill their goals and aspirations.
Fun Facts/Hobbies: Soccer fan, loves sketching /art, reading, running, and family time.
Do you have a favorite: musician, artist, or sports figure/team? I love the Dutch national soccer team of the 1970’s and its philosophy of Total Voetbal, a fast-moving, fluid playing style where highly skilled players played interchangeable positions and roles with grace and artistry. It served as the model for our office.
What do you love about design? Life is design, whether intentionally or not. We all create and shape our lives through our desires and actions. I enjoy helping you shape the environment that supports your own life (and its design).
Something people don’t know about you: Grew up in Europe, love to travel, speak Dutch and German.