Paul Smith is a member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (MCIAT), and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton.
Paul is Course Leader for the Degree Programmes in Architectural Design Technology; Interior Architecture and Property Development; and also HNC Architectural Studies and HND Architectural Design.
Prior to his participation as an academic within Higher Education, Paul was a partner in private, RIBA Practice, for a number of years, responsible for both commercial and residential developments nationwide, from inception to completion.
Paul is currently a Professional Assessor at membership interviews for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
Residential and commercial development and design (property development); property re-use (conversion and adaptation of buildings); construction technology; conservation and preservation of structures.
Urban and rural regeneration; regeneration policy and practice; regeneration and community renewal; adaptation of buildings.
Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT); Professional Assessor for CIAT; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Paul’s research interests relate to the impact of the built environment -development/design - upon urban and rural environments and communities – urban decline and deprivation; unemployment; youth criminality; and subsequent regeneration and renewal.
Paul is currently developing his interest into the provision of green space in towns and cities, as a means of addressing the concerns that an inactive and increasingly obese population will add to the burden of non-communicable disease upon society.