Paul Schultz earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign in 1992, and his Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2000. Additionally, he studied furniture design and sustainable design in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.
For nine years Paul gained professional experience working at various architecture firms in Chicago, Illinois, Portland, and Philadelphia. The work ranged from exhibits, schools, restaurants, homes, libraries, retail space, zoos, aquariums and sustainable design.
Paul has design experience outside of his professional architecture experience. The design work includes paper engineering, sculpture, graphic design, furniture design and industrial design. He received a patent for a collapsible holiday tree in 2002. He plans to patent more inventions.
Paul taught architecture and design at the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) in Philadelphia from 2005 to 2008. At CHAD Paul developed a design process and used it to help students expand their creativity, and critical thinking skills.
For two years Paul worked through a federal grant as a pedagogical coach for ResulTech, Inc at the Franklin Learning Center, a magnet high school in Philadelphia. The focus of his coaching at FLC was project/problem based learning which is a pedagogical approach that increases student engagement through real world connections, student voice and choice, learning by doing, higher order thinking, and modern learning tools.
Paul has been an adjunct architecture instructor at Drexel University since 2006. At Drexel he has taught design studios and graphic communication courses. He is also currently the director of the Discovering Architecture summer program. He became a full time assistant teaching professor of architecture in the fall of 2010.