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Paul Giles Associate, Project Manager Vancouver

Paul is a project manager in our Vancouver studio who approaches design through the lens of preserving and interpreting the history of a place. During his early career in Wales, his work on building conservation and heritage included many prestigious English and Welsh government projects. Although an expert in sensitive heritage projects, Paul also has extensive experience in mixed-use and residential architecture. As a project manager, he oversees projects through conception, construction, and completion. Recognizing good communication and strong relationships as the foundation of great design, Paul guides his teams towards quality, schedule, and budget goals that exceed clients’ expectations. He currently sits on the City of Vancouver Heritage Commission and advises the Council on conservation and heritage in the city.

If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
Structural – 100%. The structural design of some of our most complex buildings at DIALOG are a work of magic. The interplay between space creation and its associated structural requirements are the basis of design of course, but sometimes the implications of a minor spatial revision can lead to a plethora of re-calculation and structural re-strategizing, a calculative party we are rarely invited to. A peak behind the curtain of this process would be fascinating.

What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
One of my main passion’s is music, both listening and playing. I was a singer, musician and DJ for a synth-wave pop band called the Diogenes Club in the UK. At the time we made several releases in the 2010s and featured on BBC radio as well as radio stations globally. These days however I reminisce about the old times, and just pontificate about the state of the music business.

If you could live a ‘day in the life’ of someone else, who would it be?
Sean Connery in Goldfinger. Who wouldn’t want to start the day relaxing on Miami Beach in a toweling playsuit, followed by cruising through the swiss alps in an Aston Martin DB5.


Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, Honours
University of Plymouth

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