Paul Broches’ approach to architecture is grounded in a dedication to craft and architecture as a social art. He studied architecture at Columbia University with MG founder Romaldo Giurgola, where he was influenced by Aldo’s ability to balance accomplishment with great modesty and generosity of spirit. At MG Paul has established a collaborative, inclusive work style, creating welcoming spaces, sense of place and a strong connection to context. He has a particular interest in collaborations with artists to enrich designs and user experience.
Paul Broches joined Mitchell Giurgola in 1971, became a partner in 1980, and became Partner Emeritus in 2022. His work at the firm includes projects for the Brooklyn and New York Public Libraries, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Rockefeller University, City University of New York, NYU, Cornell University, and the NYC School Construction Authority. He had the rare privilege of leading the team that realized the last project designed by Louis Kahn, the FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.
Paul is a Fellow in the AIA and member of the Board of the International Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility. He also serves as a critic on the international Berkeley Prize for architectural writing and Columbia University’s annual GSAPP Goodman Fellowship Jury. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 2013 and to the Board in 2018.