Paul Thompson has over 25 years’ experience as an architect and an early adapter and expert in sustainable design. He became a Passive House Consultant in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah, a master’s in architecture from the University of Virginia, and is NCARB certified. His understanding of engineering is evident in his ability to integrate technical and aesthetic principals in his architectural designs. He has taught architectural design and structures as an adjunct faculty member at Philadelphia University’s School of Architecture and Design and at the Tyler School of Art’s Architecture Program at Temple University. He has served as a visiting critic on numerous Philadelphia area architecture program reviews.
Paul founded BluPath with Laura Blau and currently is principal at IEI Architects, Philadelphia and works on projects from 5000 sf-200,000 sf.
Prior to founding BluPath, Paul was a senior architect at MGA Partners in Philadelphia. He was the project manager for the construction of the $26 million, LEED silver-rated School of Music and Performing Arts Center for West Chester University, a major addition and renovation of the Annenberg School of Communication for University of Pennsylvania and for a high-rise dormitory for The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
He was also project architect for several award-winning projects: the 2001 University of Pennsylvania Commencement Ceremony, the Harrisonburg, Virginia, US Courthouse interior renovation, and the new Children’s Museum of the Desert in Palm Springs, California.
Paul was the project architect for residential projects, including the Carcieri Residence, a custom designed home featured in Rhode Island Monthly and in Home Magazine while at William Kite Architects in Providence, Rhode Island.