PAUL is located on the waterfront in quiet corner of Red Hook, Brooklyn. We're fortunate to be able to watch ships sail New York Harbor and and catch glimpses of the city in the distance.

PAUL 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 in 2014 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 learned the process of crafting large contemporary projects with development teams. While practicing in New York, Paul learned the process of crafting contemporary custom residential spaces for private clients. The combination of 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 10 years teaching studios and seminars at various universities.

Michelle Schneider, Project Coordinator

Michelle graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Architecture and has lived in Brooklyn since moving to New York. Michelle is interested in community-based design initiatives and has worked with The Neighborhood Design Center in Columbus, Ohio. She also has an interest in various visualization techniques and is the lead for project representation on many of the studio's work.