Paul Howard Harrison is a designer, researcher, and practitioner, trained as both an engineer and an architect. His work applies computational strategies to traditional craft techniques, building equitable and sustainable futures through the integration of simulation, labour, and automation.
His work includes "What Bricks Want: Machine Learning and Iterative Ruin," a critical research study presented at the 36th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).
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 holds a design leadership position with HDR in Toronto and teaches graduate students at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.