Paul holds a fine arts degree in theatre production, with a major in lighting design, and a postgraduate certificate in architectural lighting design from Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. After starting his career with 6 years in theatrical lighting design, Paul is now in his eleventh year of practice in architectural lighting design as the Vice President of the Architectural lighting design firm Mulvey & Banani Lighting in Toronto, ON, Canada. Paul has won numerous awards for lighting design on projects locally and internationally, most recently he was short listed for a DARC award for his work on the Prince Edward Viaduct Bridge in Toronto. Paul’s theatre lighting background has acted as a path into his growing specialty in lighting for attractions, bridges, cultural monuments and theme parks in North America, China, Turkey and the Middle East. Other notable projects include the lighting for the new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the re-lighting of the Peace Bridge in Buffalo NY, his firm is part of the concept development team for a new international bridge crossing in Detroit, MI and is honored to be involved with relighting Niagara Falls to be unveiled in November 2016.
Paul is continuously involved with lighting education by sharing his knowledge and approach to design in hopes to inspire industry professionals and students in an effort to contribute to and advance the Lighting Design Profession.