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paul beaty pownall

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Paul Beaty Pownall, Managing Director 

As bpr architects Managing Director, Paul has wide ranging experience within and around all sectors. From large scale strategic bids and master planning exercises to implementation and delivery of building re-modelling and franchise commitment works.

Paul is known for his commitment and enthusiasm for good design.

His work over a period of 20 years has seen his involvement in a number of major projects; acting for Network Rail, TfL and local authority bodies, as well as a range of universities and private developers.

Paul is able to bring together his experience in urban regeneration to provide a broad-minded design service that successfully delivers commercially sensitive projects.

Paul has assisted a number of train operating companies in the development of strategies for their rail property, to support their franchise bids and is well respected in the industry as an expert in understanding the future of station design and how toc’s can prepare meaningful property strategies. 

He has written articles in the industry press and is invited to speak at rail, education and regeneration conferences.

Paul's work with university sector clients has explored innovative use of spaces to enhance a student's learning experience.  He has supported bpr in the delivery of significant higher education buildings over the last 20 years.

Under his leadership bpr architects started the process of introducing BIM to the practice in 2012 and also introducing the principles of BIM to our clients and consultants. Paul has spoken about this process at a number of conferences, including RIBA BIM conference 2014, Vectorworks Summit USA 2017 and hosted a BIM webinar series on the subject in 2016.

Paul's work in private sector regeneration, for commercial developers such as Henry Boot, bloc and Marston Properties, complements his rail projects, and provides a clear perspective on the commercial opportunities in the rail sector. 

"good design can add value by seeking out opportunities where projects can do more than simply deliver to the letter of the brief."