“Gardens never end and buildings never begin” is how Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A (1904-1983) described his own individual organic design philosophy. His own Home and Studio located in Midland, Michigan, exemplifies how this incredible architect masterfully weaves structure and nature together for the ultimate living environment. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989, the Home and Studio continues to engage the imagination and elicits emotional responses in all who experience this powerful statement of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern architecture. Planted into an encompassing pond, the Home and Studio is alive with reflective light, soaring roof lines, diverging angles, brilliant color and the perfect balance of enticement and tranquility. It truly is an “oasis of architecture and inspiration.” Schedule your visit for architectural tours, educational programs, Michigan history and much more.
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PAUL is located on the waterfront in quiet corner of Red Hook, Brooklyn. We watch the boats sail by and dogs play, and catch glimpses of the city in the distance. PAUL is the identifier of the experience you have working with us on your project. It's the experience we share and the relationship we grow resulting in the architecture. We'll probably stay friends long after the project is complete.
Our work does not focus on any particular type of project but hopes to transcend use. The work does not have a style but instead focuses on critical problem solving to produce something unique. The work resides between brackets, among actors and within relationships. Dancing between these entities, the outcome strives for a positiveness, positioned at the heart of the matter.
PAUL was founded by Paul Coughlin in 2013 after working for nearly 15 years for some great firms. Paul is NCARB certified and a licensed architect in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Paul received a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, GSAPP.
Paul currently teaches architecture studio at The New York City College of Technology, and has previously taught at The University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Philadelphia University School of Architecture. Paul has been an invited guest critic at Philadelphia University, Drexel University, Barnard College, Pratt Institute, Parsons New School for Design, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Columbia University, GSAPP and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture.
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