Paul Poirier is a registered architect in California, Nevada and Alabama and a USGBC LEED AP and has been working on the Central Coast since 1984. He is the current chair of the American Institute of Architects California Council Committee on the Environment, and a member of the US Green Building Council National Chapter Steering Committee, as well as a past president of the Santa Barbara chapter of the AIA, past and founding president of the USGBC Central Coast Chapter, and a past AIACC Director. Paul is a founding board member of both The Sustainability Project and the Green Building Alliance, two active Santa Barbara based environmental organizations, and a contributing author to the TSP Green Building Guidelines project for the County of Santa Barbara.
Paul received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, graduating with cum laude honors. His studies abroad in Fontainebleau, France and subsequent travels provided an opportunity to absorb the urban fabric of many European cities. Paul is committed to maintaining the architectural beauty of the Central Coast, while improving the environmental quality and sustainability of our community for future generations.