Gary Paul opened his namesake studio after receiving his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor's of Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center's School of Architecture. GPIDC has produced an extensive body of work ranging from new construction to all scales of renovation projects, interior and landscape design, as well as commercial design projects. Based in Manhattan, project locations extend from New York City to East Hampton, Martha’s Vineyard an Nantucket Islands, Door County Wisconsin to the suburbs of New York City and Chicago as well as Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, the Caribbean, Canada and Ireland.
Gary approaches every project with an eye on the program and its inherent opportunities and constraints, and applies creative solutions to the contemporary issues of high-end design. From the first idea sketch, GPIDC is committed to contextual sensitivity and deeply appreciates the importance of every detail. A timeless sense of style and a profound interest in proportion and order guide the design sensibility and allow the firm to bridge a wide range of architectural styles. With stylistic purity in mind, environments are created around the desires, tastes and budgets of each client, allowing for the expression of their unique personalities.
Known for his breath of knowledge of the late 19th Century English Arts & Crafts and that period's influence on early Modern Design, Gary has created homes with said influence, as well as the sleeker more contemporary aesthetics of the 20th and 21st Century. Biedermeier, English and French Country, Swedish Classicism and Bauhaus Modernism are drawn upon for inspiration: While no project has been a historical recreation, using history as a reference gives projects authenticity and keeps them from appearing dated. That in turn, creates long term value for our clients.
Gary has brought the same focus and attention to his design solutions for corporate clients creating restaurants, showrooms, corporate offices as well as model apartments and a bed & breakfast for clients such as Caspari, Sanderson UK, Pony Sport, Gloss.com/Estee Lauder, Mambo Grill and The Related Companies. Gary's participation in the Southampton, NY Designer Showhouse as a benefit for the Southampton Library led to invitations to participate in Designer Showhouses from Chicago to Northwest Connecticut and the New Jersey Shore. Other Showhouses include Veranda Magazine's Trump Park Avenue Penthouse Showhouse, Trump City Center - White Plains benefit for the White Plains Hospital, The American Hospital in Paris New York Showcase house, The House Beautiful Makeover Showhouse in Glencoe, Illinois and the House & Garden Showhouse in Mahwah, New Jersey.
Recently, Gary has embarked on a thorough investigation of the architectural works of 16th Century Italian Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio. 10 visits to the Veneto Region of Italy for touring, studying and conducting research culminating in completion of the annual Palladio Course / Museo Palladio in 2017. Currently Gary is working on several books related to Palladio's work, and decorative products related to Palladio's influence on the last 500 years of design and culture.
Gary has always felt it important to be involved with the academic community, teaching the next generation of architects and interior designers: Gary has taught Architecture, Interior Design and Elective Courses at New York University, the Parson’s School of Design, NY Institute of Technology, Altos de Chavon Design School / Dominican Republic and at the Roycemore School in Evanston, Il. Gary has been a guest critic at City College NY, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Illinois/Chicago.
Over the years Gary has been affiliated with various charities and foundations, including to name a few: The Center For Palladian Studies in America, Institute For Classical Architecture and Art, Alexander Thompson Society of Glasgow, The Friends of Riverside Park, Westside Tennis Center, Central Park Conservancy, Santa Monica Conservancy, The Jerusalem Foundation, Historic Preservation, Royal Oak Society, and the National Trust of England, Royal Oak Society, The Stickley Home and Museum in Parsippany, New Jersey, CBST.org EFIAF.org and TeachersCount.