PAUL is an award winning architecture studio located in New York City. The studio's primary focus is working together with clients to create spaces that inspire. PAUL engages in various types of projects raging from commercial interiors and residential, mixed use developer buildings, to institutional and speculative projects. Inventive architectural solution takes into account various program, material, scale and budgetary constraints.

The studio was founded in 2014 by Paul Coughlin. The work has a love for a project’s site. The qualities of the site have always held the most special place in Paul’s design processes. Understanding the site is always the first step in the studio’s design and planning beginning with building orientation, size, shape and materiality.

PAUL was established in New York City after working for nearly 20 years under the direction of award winning architectural practices in both New York City and Philadelphia. While practicing in Philadelphia, Paul designed large contemporary projects with development teams. While practicing in New York, Paul designed contemporary custom residential spaces for private clients. The combination of these experiences yields a passion for good design and the belief that well-crafted buildings improve quality of life.


Paul Coughlin, R.A. Principal

Paul received his Bachelor of Architecture from Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2000, and his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, GSAPP in New York in 2006. He received the AIA Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and has dedicated the past 15 years to teaching studios and seminars at various universities. Paul currently teaches design studio at The New York City College of Technology.

contact: paul@coughlinarchitecture.com