PAUL DE PODOLINSKY
Qualifications - B.ARCH [HONS] DEAKIN, DIP. STRUCTURAL [BOX HILL TAFE], AIA
Paul de Podolinsky is a published Senior Architect with international experience and a track record for delivering high quality, aesthetic architecture. For over thirty years, he has chartered a successful career as a Structural Technician, Architect and Senior Architect, Australia wide and internationally in Denmark and Bonn, Germany.
Paul has led an extensive portfolio of projects with expertise in commercial buildings, refurbishing existing buildings, educational projects, large scale workspace environments, and residential and retail sectors. His arsenal of qualifications include a Certificate of Technology (Structural) from Box Hill TAFE, a B Arts, B.Arch (honours 1st Class) from Deakin University and the Denmark international Studies Program (Architecture), from Copenhagen.
Currently, as Principal Architect at Y2 Architecture, Paul is a key contributor supporting the growth of the company within the Education Sector, in addition to collaborating on projects in the Civic, Institutional and Commercial sectors. His experience in delivering large scale design reforms in various sectors helps to create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, practical and community-building. Paul also has a special interest in expanding the company’s involvement in Tertiary Level Education and Early Learning Projects, cementing Y2Artchitecture as the number one choice for design solutions within the wider Victorian Education sector.
Paul’s super strength is his ability to think things through and resolve simplistic solutions from complex situations. His interest in Architecture lies in complex building programs with multiple stakeholders to create a workable solution that supports a sense of identity and belonging.
Affectionately nicknamed, ‘Professor Pod’ by his colleagues, Paul is appreciated for being a deep-level thinker who considers all aspects of a design project to achieve the most beneficial outcome for all parties. He designs with the ‘poetics’ of architecture in mind and understands the ‘ripple effect’ this has on the end user. Paul believes that, “Architectural design consists of layers of meanings, derived from realising the problem, the conflicts, the context and elements, which comprise meaning and identity in the resolved solution”.
Paul is the author of innovative design papers and regularly supports clients and emerging Architects by sharing his skills and ideas at various Speaking Engagements, including the IQPC Building Refurbishment Conference (Australia Wide & Malaysia), Ecoforum (Sydney), and the Australian Regional Development Conference (Albury).
When he is not helping people to enjoy his practical and pleasing designs, he is probably keeping active by cycling, snow skiing or enjoying his hobby farm using Bio-dynamic principles. His real guilty pleasure is fine food, good wine and great company. If he can fit in watching a game of cricket as well, he is a happy man.