Rodman Paul, also known as Tad, was born in 1952 in Pasadena, California. His education includes a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1974 and a Master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Architecture and Planning in 1978. He started private architectural practice in New York in 1984 with Tarek Ashkar, and in 2004 opened a new partnership with Douglas Larson. He is a long-standing member of the American Institute of Architects.
Throughout his career, Tad has focused on using the unique qualities of each project to integrate exceptional design with the diverse needs of clients and contextual sensitivities. He looks at the continuum of architectural history, from the classical to the romantic, from the modern to the vernacular, as a constant background for generating new architectural ideas. From careful research into client needs and lifestyle, and from precedent, both urban and rural, an order emerges to structure each project. Tad strongly believes that whether new projects are marked by contrast or by integration with cultural and historical contexts, the subtleties of his signature style will enhance the environments he creates.