Paul Lukez  FAIA LEED AP Principal

Over the past 20 years, Paul Lukez has been actively engaged in architectural practice, research and education. His 10-person firm is continuously busy designing all kinds of architectural and urban design projects—educational facilities, healthcare facilities, planned communities, research laboratories, residences, restaurants, retail spaces, etc.—in the US and Asia at all scales: small, medium and large.

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. His multi-faceted professional track gave rise to the release of a book, Suburban Transformations (Princeton Architectural Press, October 2007), which proposes strategies and processes for transforming suburbs into more sustainable environments with unique identities strongly linked to their particular landscapes.
Mr. Lukez has received numerous academic and professional honors, and his work has been recognized by editors of many local, regional, national and international publications. In recognition of his achievements in design excellence, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Prior to founding Paul Lukez Architecture in 1992, Mr. Lukez worked with nationally and internationally recognized architectural firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago, William Rawn Associates of Boston, and Arrowstreet Inc. of Cambridge and Boston. In addition, Mr. Lukez has taught architecture courses at all levels, up to the highest-level graduate studio and research seminars, as well as courses on reprogramming and urban design, two of his areas of specialty.

Teaching Experience

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, Spring 2013

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, Firm in Residence, Spring 2011

Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, 2009-2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, 1999-2006

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Instructor of Architectural Design, 1990-1999

Miami University, Oxford, OH
Visiting Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, 1996-1997

Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA
Instructor of Architectural Design, 1988-1990

Also served as a visiting critic, lecturer and research associate at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China; Southeast University in Nanjing, China; Technical University Delft in the Netherlands; and Academie von Bouwkunst in Amsterdam, among other institutions.

Architectural Practice Experience

Paul Lukez Architecture, Somerville, MA, 1992-Present

William Rawn Associates, Boston, MA

Arrowstreet, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Wallace Floyd Associates, Boston, MA

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects, Fellow (FAIA)

Boston Society of Architects, Co-Chair, Urban Design Committee

Boston Society of Architects, Member, Exhibition Committee

Central Square Public Charter School, Lynn, MA, Board Member

Frontiers of Architectural Research, Elsevier, Nanjing, China, Editorial Board Member

Sacred Heart Parish, Lexington, MA, Coordinator for Annual Honduras Mission

Urban Land Institute, Member

U.S. Green Building Council, Member
Congress for the New Urbanism, Past Member

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Past Member