Our Team

  KEY PERSONNEL
 

PAUL BENNETT LISA WRIGHT
REGISTERED ARCHITECT, FOUNDER, PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE REGISTERED ARCHITECT, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
PROJECT ARCHITECTURE + BUSINESS STRATEGY
Paul Bennett founded PBA in 1993 after a decade with
I.M Pei & Partners where he rose to manage multiple teams of architects on noteworthy projects worldwide such as the World Trade Center in Barcelona and The Bank of China in Hong Kong. Paul has degrees in both Architecture (BArch) and Structural Engineering (BSCE), is a registered architect in New York and is NCARB and LEED AP certified. He was an associate adjunct professor at The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture from 1994-1999.
Lisa has spent over 10 years with PBA, including running PBA’s European office from 1998-2001. Lisa has a Bachelor of Design (B Design Arch); Master’s in Architecture (MArch) and a Master’s in Business (MBA). Lisa is a guest lecturer on Design Thinking at the IESE Executive MBA program. Her background and perspective provide the necessary business acumen for PBA’s retail design programs to set and successfully realize our client’s sales performance and other retail metric goals.

 

DONALD BROWN VALARIE EBEIER
REGISTERED ARCHITECT, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
PROJECT ARCHITECTURE
DIRECTOR OF FURNITURES & FURNISHINGS
Donald joined PBA in 2016 after 18 years with the Ralph Lauren Corporation, where he held multiple positions from Project Manager to Vice President of domestic wholesale flagship projects. Donald spent 10 years in the Virgin Islands including three years as in-house architect for Green Cay Plantation Resort and Spa and five years as a founding partner in Qualls and Brown Architects specializing in residential design. Donald has degrees from Auburn University in Architecture (BArch) and Interior Design (BID) and received his architectural license in the USVI in 1993. Valarie joined Paul Bennett Architects after 15 years in the fashion industry where she worked as fashion editor and photo stylist for such companies as Glamour and New York Magazine and as fashion press director at Esprit. She has studied at the New York School of Interior Design and has a BA in Art History from University of Texas, Austin. She manages the sourcing, specification and execution through delivery of all custom and contract furniture, furnishings and finishes for the firm.

 

KEVIN LAW
SENIOR DESIGNER, DIRECTOR OF VISUALIZATION
Kevin has been an integral part of PBA for over 18 years. He is the standard bearer for all of PBA’s 3D and 2D drawings and visuals as well the lead detail designer for the firm. He has a degree in Architecture (BArch) and has earned numerous awards for his work in design visualization.