Trained as both an architect and an engineer, Paul Howard Harrison is an Assistant Professor in the teaching stream at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. His design research aims to build equitable and sustainable futures through the integration of simulation, labour and artificial intelligence. Harrison directs HDR’s Design Computation Group, a team of researchers and designers headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver, and he has led the design of major redevelopment projects for clients such as Queen’s University, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Kingston General Hospital and London Health Sciences Centre.
Harrison’s work has received awards from The Architect’s Newspaper, Canadian Architect, Fast Company, Architizer, the Canada Wood Council and the European Healthcare Design Awards, among others.
He received a Faculty Design Prize and Frederick Coates Scholarship while completing his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Toronto, where he was advised by Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dillenburger, and he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.