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Cleveland, OH

Paul Westlake

FAIA, FACHA

Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Senior Principal
  • Global Culture+Performing Arts Leader
Paul Westlake
  • Senior Principal
  • Global Culture+Performing Arts Leader
“We are global design leaders. Our clients partner with us to break new ground in innovative design solutions.”

Paul spearheads the firm’s expansive Cultural+Performing Arts Studio, which was ranked No. 2 by World Design magazine in 2017. Under his tutelage the firm has amassed a treasure trove of award-winning designs and has cultivated a number of top designers and technicians dedicated to this unique market. Paul has worked with a wide-range of diverse clients, including four of the six largest performing arts centers in the United States, Broadway producers, premier orchestras and conservatories of music, major museums, and academic art institutions.

Paul was one of the youngest architects to have been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and is a recipient of a state-level AIA Gold Medal, the highest honor that AIA bestows on an individual. He believes the key to integrated design is trust in a team’s shared experiences and respect for the contribution each discipline brings. This collaboration leads to higher quality communication, coordination, control, and end product.

“I am most involved in conceptual design, form-giving, and project formation–establishing the approach to the project and defining design opportunity.”