Paul Howard Harrison is a designer, researcher, and practitioner. Trained as both engineer and architect, his work applies computational strategies to traditional craft techniques, building equitable and sustainable futures through the integration of simulation, labour, and automation. In his role as Computational Design Lead for HDR, Paul contributes to the firm’s efforts in machine learning and AI while providing architectural design leadership day-to-day.
Paul is deeply engaged with design culture and has received Awards of Excellence from both Canadian Architect and the Ontario Association of Architects. As a practitioner, Paul has designed complex, award-winning projects for clients as diverse as Bruce Mau Design, Queen’s University, and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories; he also teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.