Paul Donnelly is a registered architect and professional engineer. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Architectural Engineering Institute, and the national civil engineering honor society, Chi Epsilon. Paul Donnelly is NCARB certified and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a painter.
Paul is the design principal at Paul J. Donnelly Architecture + Engineering LLC in Boston, MA. He served as a vice president at HOK in St. Louis where he was a design architect, the Architect for Advanced Technologies, and the Director of HOK’s Material Science Knowledge Group. He has worked as a consultant at Goody Clancy & Associates in Boston, MA and recently worked with Tsoi Kobus & Associates in Cambridge, MA on the expansion of the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. Paul Donnelly has over twenty five years of experience related to a broad range of building types and has been the architect and engineer of record on many projects. He has extensive experience related to performancebased design.
Paul held the Rebecca & John Voyles Chair in Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis for fifteen years. He has been a visiting professor and scholar in the Department of Architecture at MIT on several occasions, and most recently a visiting professor and researcher a Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. He has been a guest design critic at schools of architecture across the US and in Europe, and has lectured at schools in the US, Europe and Asia. He was recently honored as an American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor for his contributions to architectural education.
Paul Donnelly has been the recipient of awards from the AIA and ACSA for design excellence and technology innovation. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada and Japan, and published in magazines including the Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Architecture, The Architects Journal, and Shinkenchiku (The Japan Architect, Japanese Edition). He presented his most recent research, funded by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy at MIT’s MassImpact Sustainability Symposium and the McDonnell Academy’s International Symposia on Energy and the Environment in Hong Kong.
Paul Donnelly and Professor Andrew Scott (MIT) were awarded a First Place Design Citation in the Building Integrated Photovoltaics Competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy and the AIA Research Foundation. Their work was published extensively in the US and Europe as a model of technological innovation and sustainable contemporary architecture. Their design was exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the AIA National Convention, and at other locations in the US.
Paul was a member of the City of Boston’s Planning Commission and served as the Boston Society of Architects’ alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals. He was appointed by the Governor of Massa chusetts to the Designer Selection Board and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, where he served two terms. He was also a member of what was formerly the New England Foundation for the Arts