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Alex Paul

Position: Director

Management Team

Alex joined Associated Architects in 2011 as an Architect, being promoted to Associate Director in 2021 and became a Director of the practice in 2024

As a key member of Director Richard Perry’s team, he has successfully led a variety of residential, mixed-use, commercial and education projects, including Curzon Wharf which is the only net-zero carbon, mixed-use, residential-led scheme in development in the Birmingham.

In the education sector he has led projects including the UK’s first University Training School at the University of Birmingham and the multi-award-winning School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton, which was shortlisted for the RIBA Reinvention Award and the Architect’s Journal Building of the Year. At SOABE the imaginative pairing of the old and new will be of particular relevance, acting as a live case-study for the school’s students. Sitting on the site of the former M&B Springfield Brewery, the building has been designed to set a benchmark in quality for subsequent buildings on the Springfield site, retaining some of the its historic buildings while adding contemporary yet complimentary new build spaces to deliver a cutting-edge facility.

His expertise in BIM made an instrumental impact on the George Davis Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester (currently the largest non-domestic Passivhaus building in the UK) and he has had a huge impact on the practice’s development of BIM implementation, usage, and staff training.

Alex is the Director with responsibility for QA and leads the practice in this area, ensuring systems and protocols meet current standards and ingrate seamlessly with those of our clients and collaborators.

Current and Recent Projects

School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton: Shortlisted for the Architects’ Journal Project of the Year, £26m

George Davies Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester: New medical teaching building, currently the largest non-domestic Passivhaus building in the UK, £42m

Heath Primary, Chesterfield: Project to extend the primary school’s facilities to provide an additional 500sq.m of space, carefully designed to complement the existing 1904 character building

Parklands Educate Together Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare: New build, two-form entry school, £8m

Rockwood Academy, Birmingham: New facilities, £8m

School of Architecture, University of Wolverhampton

University of Birmingham School, Birmingham: A first of its kind 10,000sq.m new build school incorporating teacher education facilities, £23m

2 Park Square, Longbridge: 5,574sq.m office block in Longbridge town centre over four storeys, creating office space for 450 people, £12m

Library and Business Centre, Nuneaton: A major new facility within Nuneaton Town Centre’s Vicarage Street regeneration area incorporating a new library, business centre and café, £20m

Vicarage Street Masterplan, Nuneaton: Development of a masterplan for the Vicarage Street regeneration area of Nuneaton in Warwickshire

Rounds Gardens, Rugby: Development of design code for residential scheme to include mix of homes of various housing typologies

University of Birmingham School UTC Birmingham

Curzon Wharf, Birmingham: Four-block complex in Birmingham’s Learning Quarter featuring apartments, student accommodation, roof gardens, an integrated public square and office/leisure/retail units

Newhall Square, Birmingham: Winner of Insider Residential Awards Apartment Development of the Year, Newhall Square created 200 apartments across three residential buildings with a new public square and retail, incorporating Grade II listed buildings, £30m

Tyndall Street, Cardiff: 24-storey tower consisting of 307 studio, one and two-bedroomed apartments with ground floor retail and a residents’ skylounge clubhouse-style space with views across Cardiff Bay, £57m

Curzon Wharf