Paul Lukez

Speech Topics:
Suburban Transformations
Sustainable Design
Urban Design
Suburbia: Options for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Paul Lukez is an expert on suburban community planning and lectures regularly across the U.S., Asia and Europe. Having worked in the field since 1978, he has extensive experience in a wide range of building types including multi-family housing, universities, airports, subway stations, urban retail centers, factories, interiors and residences.

He is the author of Suburban Transformations (Princeton Architectural Press, Oct. 2007) and New Concepts in Housing: Supports in the Netherlands (Network, 1988). In Suburban Transformations, he proposes new strategies for transforming edge cities and suburban environments into more sustainable and livable communities. Computer projections illustrate how over time, suburbs can evolve into places with a unique identity, where the presence of the landscape is strengthened.

Lukez established Paul Lukez Architecture in 1992. As the founding principal of Paul Lukez Architecture, he has explored new models for practicing architecture by engaging in both speculative investigations and commissioned projects. His commissioned work includes housing, residences, interiors, and commercial projects. His research-based proposals have explored new housing prototypes in Lowell (funded by the Graham Foundation), the transformation of Boston's Central Artery, and community planning and advocacy. His work has appeared in Architectural Design, Progressive Architecture, Interior Design, Details, Places, the Boston Globe and other publications. His work has received several awards including recognition by the editors of Progressive Architecture (Young Architects Awards Issue, 1993), the NE/AIA Awards, NAHB Awards, and the American Perspectivists Jurors' Prize. In addition he has received awards in several competitions including the MGH Charles Street Competition, “Boston Visions” competition, Seattle's “Four in One” Housing competition and the Harlem “Infill Housing” Competition. Lukez received his MArch from MIT and his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University of Ohio.

Lukez has taught as a professor at MIT and as a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, TU Delft, Miami University, Technical University of Prague, Roger Williams University, and the Boston Architectural Center.

Lukez has lectured to trade and public audiences around the world including Washington University, North Carolina State University, Annual Build Boston, and the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Travels from Boston.

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