Vice President, Design and Construction
As the Vice President of Design and Construction for SSP America, Paul is responsible for the design and construction of all proprietary, national and local restaurants, ensuring brand standards are consistently achieved. In this role, Paul provides oversight of the design and construction budget, procurement of design and construction services, and management of U.S. and Canadian project teams. He oversees all capital projects and planning related to new business development programs.
Paul has an extensive leadership background in design, architecture and engineering, having spent the past 30 years as a licensed, award-winning architect. He most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Principal for HDR Architecture, Inc. where he managed operations for one of the largest architecture/engineering design firms in the Washington metro area. In this role, he was responsible for the design quality and project delivery for significant corporate, institutional, and government clients. Prior to his tenure at HDR, Paul was a principal at several nationally recognized A/E firms including Leo A Daly, Ewing Cole and The Hillier Group. In these roles, Paul has delivered projects both domestically and overseas, spanning a number of building types including hotels, casinos, restaurants, airports, corporate headquarters, museums, hospitals and secure facilities for a number of government agencies.
Paul holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Colorado (1987) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Mississippi State University (1982) and is a Registered Architect in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia. He is a LEED-Accredited Professional and is NCARB-certified. He is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Architects.