Paul Hutton is the Director of Regenerative Design for Cuningham, a large design firm with six U.S. and two international offices. He guides the company’s efforts to deliver regenerative projects in the healthcare, hospitality, education, workplace, and multi-family housing sectors. Under his guidance the firm has reduced the energy use of its entire portfolio by 54%. He has been a practicing architect for more than 40 years, during which time his projects have pushed the envelope for energy efficiency, daylighting, sustainability, and resiliency.
Paul is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in recognition of his many contributions to the development of Green Schools across the United States. He is also a LEED Fellow in recognition of his role in promoting the value of green building certification. He taught at the University of Colorado as an honorarium faculty for nearly two decades, developing new courses on construction documents and daylighting. Paul is the author of numerous publications and articles on a wide range of topics related to sustainability and regenerative design. He is also a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.
Paul has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Princeton University and Master’s Degrees in both Architecture and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. He lives on a sustainable ranch in the foothills south of Denver. There, he and his wife are regenerating land that was a former cattle ranch. After 20 years their efforts are being rewarded by the return of species such as wild turkeys, beavers, fireflies, and turtles.