Paul Murdoch is founder and president of Paul Murdoch Architects, bringing over thirty years of experience in the design and management of a wide variety of building projects. He has worked in Los Angeles with AIA Gold Medalists Arthur Erickson and Charles Moore: and in Philadelphia with AIA Firm of the Year, Geddes Brecher Qualls and Cunningham. Paul’s project background includes the design of public libraries, university and college facilities, and civic buildings. Paul has taught at USC’s School of Architecture and has been a guest critic at UCLA and Sci-Arc. He has spoken extensively on the critical role of design in improving life through topics such as sustainable development, ecological urban planning, building re-use, and the poetics of practicality of recycling. His background and travel experience includes research of vernacular architecture in traditional cultures.