Paul Matelic AIA, NCARB
Paul Matelic joined Cooper Carry in 2016 with significant experience as Lead Designer/Architect on projects around the world. In 2017, he was named Associate Principal. Most recently, he directed the continued design and construction of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), while residing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as Architectural Lead Member of Saudi Aramco PMT. Paul was a key member for the programing and Master Plan of KAPSARC and also led the final design and construction for Executive Villas, Community Masjid, and Community Center development. Paul’s previous experience includes Design Lead for the Motown Luminary Hall at Hitsville USA in Detroit, Michigan; the M1 Rail Project in Detroit, Michigan, and the Oqyana Yacht Club/Yacht Club Hotel/Dive Center, Dubai, UAE. He has held positions with Yamasaki, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (Chicago, IL), HOK (Washington, DC) and Jacobs Global Buildings (Washington DC and Atlanta). He was a former principal with c2 Architecture Studio as well as an original co-founder/principal of studiozONE (Detroit, MI). In addition to professional practice, Paul has held teaching appointments as a visiting professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, Boston Architectural College, and Lawrence Technological University.He has received numerous recognitions for his work, including a 2015 Faith & Form award for the KAPSARC Masjid; a 2008 SARA NY Design Award for Dentalium; ACSA Collaborative Grants for Research; First Place for the ParcBit invited competition, Liege Site of the European 3 competition; an Honorable Mention for the International Design Competition for the Grand Egyptian Museum; and a 2001 AIA Honor Award for the Huntington Woods Community Center. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and holds professional registration as a licensed Architect. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.