Paul joined Social Life in January 2018 as a researcher. Prior to this he has worked extensively as an architectural designer on a wide range of projects in both Edinburgh and London, with a specific focus on small and medium sized residential. Alongside this he has worked for development and humanitarian organization, both internationally and locally, developing design solutions in areas of urban poverty.
He holds a BSc & BArch(hons) in Architecture from Dundee University and an MSc in Adaptive Architecture and Computation from UCL. Paul is also currently completing a PhD, funded by the EPSRC at UCL within the Space Syntax Laboratory. His thesis explores the role spatial connectivity plays in the upgrading process of informal settlements and how this transformation alters local commercial activities. This is principally researched through the case of Medellin, Colombia and its Urban Cable-car intervention.