Paul Durand, AIA

Founding Partner + Senior Principal

Paul Durand is founding principal of Winter Street Architects where he leads the firm’s vision to provide high quality designs that make a client’s business better. He is an adventurer: climbing frozen waterfalls, making first assents on unclimbed routes and scaling high peaks.  Paul takes his adventurous spirit to the workplace; leading the industry frontier with tools and methods that revolutionize the way things are done to benefit the firm’s clients.  He was quick to realize that Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery would greatly improve how architects, design consultants and constructors work together to provide a better product at a reduced cost. 

When Paul isn’t slaying dragons he leads his firm’s Public Safety work providing communities with state-of-the-art fire and police facilities that support the noble mission of preserving life and property. He also supports corporate interior design projects where he brings his business acumen together with an understanding of people in the workplace to create better, more productive office environments.  Paul applied this design approach to Winter Street Architects’ own headquarters in Salem, Massachusetts, which features the firm’s a central symbol of adventure - the famed climbing wall.