Paul E. Scoville AIA
Uncovering Potential. Exploring Opportunity.
There is little Paul Scoville enjoys more than wrestling with a knotty design problem. He loves to dig deep - researching, problem solving and exploring numerous possibilities to find the best design solutions, and in the process uncover hidden potential or forgotten stories. In both historic building projects and new construction his favorite role is playing detective.
Paul’s extensive portfolio includes numerous historic buildings that enjoy new life due to his design leadership. Among them are three branches of the Albany, NY, public library system, many historic school buildings in eastern NY State, a 20-year + ongoing involvement with the New York State Education Building and Historic Structure Reports for numerous buildings, including the first floor spaces of the NY State Capitol Building and Union Station, Albany’s landmark neoclassical railroad station. His experience and leadership continue to open the door to numerous possibilities for CSArch, the firm he established with partner Randy Collins in 1991 that has garnered a solid reputation for excellence and caring.
As the staff of CSArch has grown from 2 to over 60, Paul’s attention to detail has been key to the firm’s success. His love for uncovering unique solutions to specific problems continues to be translated into comfortable spaces and buildings for clients today.
Paul has also played an important role in shaping the future of the architectural profession through his involvement on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), where he has assisted in the formation of the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) for the past seven years. Active in his community, he served for many years as a trustee and the buildings and property advisor for the McKownville United Methodist Church in Guilderland, NY, and assists with facilities issues at the LaSalle School for Boys in Albany, NY.
His love for restoring old buildings has taken new form in recent years as he has unearthed opportunity in properties that need a little TLC, including a former bait shop on land bordering the Schroon River in Essex County, New York that has been transformed into a vacation home for Paul and his family.