Paul is programme director of the World Architecture Festival and editorial director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal.
He has more than 40 years’ experience as a journalist, working for Estates Times (deputy editor, 1976-83), Building Design (editor, 1983-94), Architects’ Journal (editor, 1994-99), Architectural Review (editor, 2005-09), and Planning in London (joint editor since 1994).
He is a Design Council trustee; former Cabe commissioner, and served as deputy chair and subsequently as chair at the time of Cabe’s merger with the Design Council. He chaired Cabe’s London Olympics design review panel from 2006 to 2012.
Paul is a history graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and of University College London. He also holds
an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster and is an honorary member of the British Council for Offices.
He was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in 2002.