Paul graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie University) with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1983. He began working in private practice and was registered in the Nova Scotia Association of Architects in 1985. Throughout the next 30 years, he continued in private practice. In 2005, he purchased the firm of John K. Dobbs & Associates, where he led a team recognized in Healthcare and Justice Facility design. He sold his practice in 2013 to Stantec then retired in 2015. He has contributed to the profession throughout the years, serving as President of the Design Construction Institute of Nova Scotia, President of NSAA and, in 2013, as President of the RAIC. After almost three years of retirement Paul returned to work as a Senior Healthcare Architect for Nova Scotia. He is currently serving on the RAIC Complaint Review Committee. Paul has a renewed energy and the knowledge and experience to assist the RAIC in forwarding its mission to promote excellence in the built environment and advocate for responsible architecture. He looks forward to being able to represent all architects in Atlantic Canada.